Tyre Pressures

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  1. robertjhorner

    robertjhorner Read Only Funster

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    here's a dead easy one for you guys 'in the know'...!
    what are the best tyre pressures to go for on my 1991 Ducato Camelot?
    The person I got it off had recently put a full set of new tyres on, and said they ran them at 40psi - but I thought that sounded a little on the low side...?

    Cheers, Rob
     
  2. dave jm

    dave jm Read Only Funster

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    check the sticker(if it is still there) on the inside of the frame
     
  3. gazz

    gazz Formerly "gazznhelz"

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    the sticker on the frame will be for the panel van as it was before it was made into a motorhome,

    best thing to do is note down the exact size and make and model of your tyres,

    go to a weighbridge and get the van weighed, idealy get 3 weighs, front and rear axles then the whole van (assuming the standard flat plate weigh scales, idealy find an axle scale, when i got my van mot'd at a bus garage last month, the brake tester had a built in weigher, so the print out of brake performance included the individual axle weights, which was very handy i thought)

    Then ask the makers of your tyres, tell them you have a motorhome, what it's axle weights are, if it's single or twin rear wheels, and which model of their tyres you have, and they will come back to you with the pressures they recomend, this will be specific to your vehicle at that weight, and will be the most accurate way to get the correct pressures,
     
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