Tyres- once again

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    I currently have Michelin XC camping, 215 70 R15 C tyres on my MH. I reckon they are the originals. 03 plate but only 19,000 on the clock. I have used my limited knowledge and given them a good look over. I can see some signs of minor cracking so need to take this further. Can anyone reccomend a good tyre place around the Montrose area? Also what is currently the best tyre to fit to replace these? I realise people are probably tired of commenting on tyres but they are quite important and up to date current info would be appreciated.

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    Gordon:thumb::Smile::thumb:
     
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    I have just changed from the very same make of tyre. As they make the ride quite firm with the high pressures recommended by Michelin I sought advice from more knowledgeable people about replacements. Was advised that the Dutch and Germans seem to favour Vredenstein Comtrac. They run at much lower pressures, backs down from 80psi to 65psi. Returning from the fitters unladen but with the tyres inflated to fully loaded conditions the ride certainly had improved and should be even better when loaded up.

    Bought them from www.tyremen.co.uk in Hull, posted to me free.

    Mike
     
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    I've now had a couple of reccomendations. The ones above, HanKook's,Goodyear Cargo G26's and Continental Vango contacts. Anyone got these on their vans and can let me know what they are like?

    Thanks

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    I too have the Michelin Agilis camping M&S fitted to the Motorhome from new.. Brill tyres...I do like the Agilis camping M&S ..... although we always do buy Michelins...it was a bonus to have them fitted from new, like the car that had them fitted from new, which has now been replaced by the same tyre.....We think the Michelin is a tyre over the years has always given us good grip .....also a bonus of many miles between changing:BigGrin:

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    I've had Hankooks on my van for just over a year and they are fine. Lower pressure than other makes gives my van a better ride. Highwayman fitted Hankooks before I fitted mine.
     
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    IF YOU DO FIT MICHELIN AGILLIS ,MAKE SURE YOU FIT METAL VALVES AS RECOMENDED MY MICHELIN DUE YO THE HIGH PREASURE, :thumb:
     
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    As the high pressure for the Agilis 215/70 R15C has been mentioned here a couple of times may I add this please?

    I'd been running the older Michelin camping tyres at 80psi as stated in some paperwork or other I had with the 'van, I think. This gave an awfull ride so when I got the Agilis as replacements I contacted Michelin and gave them my maximum axle weights of Front 1750kg and rear 1900kg, they replied very quickly with 60psi which I am now running them at and the ride is much better. I think 60psi can be considered more 'normal' can't it????

    All the best

    bill
     
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