Tyre Pressures ?

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  1. pvw10

    pvw10 Read Only Funster

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    Manual says 5.5bar/80psi ish, Tyre wall says 77psi max, tyres look ok and have 60psi in !
    What do you run yours at ?
    Cheers
    Paul
     
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    60 front, 65 rear suits my vehicle.:thumb:
     
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    My book says 4.5 bar rear 2.75 bar front.Mercedes Sprinter 3500kg.
     
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    If your manual says that then it is likely that your current tyres are not those fitted by the manufacturer.
    Michelin agilis camping go up to 80psi other makes do not
     
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    If you know the actual fully laden weight of your axles, just telephone your tyre's manufacturer for the proper inflation pressures. Ignore what it says on the door plate as for some reason they have put the maximum permissable pressure as if its a fully loaded lorry

    To get the weights you need to load your van up as if going on holiday and visit your local weigh bridge
     
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    I bought one of those in cab tyre pressure monitors that displays the pressure and heat of each tyre. I was amazed at how far the pressure goes up when you are driving for a while. I think I have mine at about 68 psi, and on a long journey they go well above 80 psi. I can't remember exactly. I'll check next time I'm on a trip.
     
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    Thanks to all for the replies, sorry for the belated reply as was away in the beast.

    60F/65R is what suits mine best (thanks Gooney)
     

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