tyre pressures

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by tilly ivimey, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. tilly ivimey

    tilly ivimey Read Only Funster

    Apr 14, 2009
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    Chester. UK
    Hello again all, just got the van out of storage, off to France for six weeks on Sept 4th. Cant find the card with tyre pressures on it, its a 1991 hymer B544. any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Bill and Tilly. Nearly forgot, air suspension as well please.
  2. UncleNorm

    UncleNorm Read Only Funster

    Jan 10, 2012
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    NE Lincolnshire
    Hi Tilly! A serious question needs a serious answer...

    How old are the tyres on your 1991 base? If they're over 5 years old, they need changing. I've just put Toyo HO9s on mine, they're a Mud & Snow Winter tyre, bought from...


    In November, I did the front at £135 each, plus £10 each fitting locally. Last month, I got a pleasant surprise when I saw they'd dropped to £85.

    Pressures... there's only one way to do this properly. Down to the weighbridge with your motorhome in travel trim, ready to go. Once you've got your axle weights, send a message to the tyre manufacturer. With luck, they'll give you the answer. I did this with my previous continentals. The label on the chassis door pillar said 73psi front; 80psi rear. Continental said 47 psi front; 61psi rear. Now that's a huge difference. I know other folk have had the same sort of response.

    There you go... just trying to be helpful. But I can't help with airride stuff, sorry. :Wink:

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