tyres C or CP

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  1. geoff1947

    geoff1947 Read Only Funster

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    I.m sure this subject has been discussed before but!!
    My Auto Sleeper has CP rated tyres on all 4 running tyres but a C rated tyre as a spare. In the event off a puncture it would be illegal to fit the spare as there would be 2 different tyres on one axle. I´m sure you are all aware of this fact. However I have checked around here in Spain and am surprised to see many vehs with C rated tyres as standard and I wonder what the insurance companys would think off this or is there no legal regulation for this?
    I will take this up with Auto Sleeper when I return from Spain But my question is!!! What does CP stand for as im am just curious. still very hot here in Bennicassm:Eeek:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    as long as the speed and weight ratings are the same you can use any tyre you want.

    in my opinion camping tyres are a manufacturers gimmick with an inflated (no pun intended) price.

    if the load and speed rating is correct then the tyre is safe
     
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    jhorsf Read Only Funster

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    We have a Funster who owns a tyre depot I am sure he will be along with a professional point of view if he reads this
     
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    Its means a specialist tyre. 'CP' tyres carry only a single load index indicating their normal use as a single fitment.
    Not usually fitted in twin rear wheel set ups, but can be.
    your C rated Tyre will not be deemed illegal if its the same size as the CP rated Tyres
    Geo
     
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    Took the precaution of contacting my insurers before replacing Michelin CP tyres with Vredenstein Comtrac - no problems.
     
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