Tyre Valves

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  1. Doodlebug

    Doodlebug Read Only Funster

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    I am soon due to replace my tyres and am wondering about what valves should be put on the wheels, I was chatting to the tyre guys in Costco and they said they do not use high pressure valves.

    The wheels currently have metal valves, are these high pressure valves to cope with the high PSI's used on camping tyres?

    How can you identify a high pressure valve? Are all high pressure valves metal?

    The tyres are 215 75R16 Camping.

    Thanks in advance

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  2. DESCO

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    Metal valves are used because some vans with rubber valves have had blow outs with them, so I am informed.

    Would recommend you get metal if at all possible, try a place that fits truck tyres they seem to have them.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    As others have said...always fit metal valves.

    last i bought were around £8 each retail...could be wrong :Doh:
     
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    hi there doodlebug,yes the metal valves are high pressure valves and should remain as such,dont let costco tell you to fit ordinary rubber valves because your motorhome should definately be fitted with high pressure valves.i am assuming that with that size tyre on a michelin camping you are running them at about 70-75psi:thumb: for michelin camping in that size you should expect to pay about £115.00 + vat expensive yes but you wont get a better motorhome tyre:thumb: regards brian jo & josh
     
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    Go for metal valves

    Had all five valves replaced with Metal ones on our Ford Transit Duetto due to deflation probs. Fitted at my local Ford Garage (Evans Halshaw, Gainsborough) for £35. No probs since. Hope this helps. :thumb:

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  6. lebesset

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    just follow the etrto recommendation

    they found that the old 'up to 5bar rubber ' was marginal so now the max is 4.5 bar which gives a wide margin of safety [ this change happened about 3-4 years ago ]

    above 4.5 bar , must be metal

    btw , have had michelin camping/agilis on my last 2 motorhomes , worst tyres I have had in my life , and if you can find the last ADAC motorhome tyre test results you will see why ...double the wet stopping distance of the continental ; presume they last well , but if that is your main consideration you deserve all you get
     
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    Definitely metal, have had two blowouts with rubber valves fortunately both on the drive second time I realised problem, more than I can say for a National Tyre Company!
     
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  9. Doodlebug

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    Did you change the michelins on your last 2 motorhomes to continental?

    :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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