Tyres - pressures!!!

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by colyboy, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. colyboy

    colyboy Funster

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    Just had four Continental Vanco tyres 215/75/16 fitted (excellent price local garage £480). The last ones lasted about 50000 miles and just over 5 years old.

    Local garage inflated them to what Ford Transit suggest :- Front 3.5 bar Rear 4.75 bar

    Had the van weighed fully loaded etc, contacted Continental who gave the pressures of :-
    Front 3.0 bar (44 psi)
    Rear 3.75 bar (55 psi)

    Hell of a difference, what do you think?

    ps, Always like to check things twice so contacted Continental couple days later and they again came up with 3.00 and 3.75

    colyboy
     
  2. John Laidler

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    I've gone with the Continental data sheet and now have 3.25 front and rear. They look slightly flat but ride much more comfy. I am working on the basis the tyre manufacturer knows what they are doing. Pressures stipulated by the vehicle manufacturer can't take into account different tyres from different manufacturers.
     
  3. iandsm

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    You bought Continental tyres, you asked Continental for advice, twice. What's the point of doing anything other than what they recommend.
     
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  4. jac-in-a-box

    jac-in-a-box Read Only Funster

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    That's an interesting POV...I've always, at least on cars, used the recommended pressures regardless of tyre make.

    Using the same logic with the motorhome, if the tyres I fit have the same load and speed rating - and the same size, regardless of manufacturer I'll use the same pressure.

    Having said that, I've just had 4 new tyres fitted and door shut sticker tells me it should be 79.5 lbs all round...tyre man was horrified!
    Until I can weigh the motorhome I'm going to try 65lb all round.

    I did ask if there were any other Autotrail Dakota owners for their pressures (or similar size and weight homes) but the thread is in tumbleweed land now <sniff!> :)
     
  5. Bill_OR

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    @jac-in-a-box - try asking on the "Autotrail Owners Group" Facebook page - perhaps more Dakota owners on there
     
  6. jac-in-a-box

    jac-in-a-box Read Only Funster

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    Good tip, thank you!

    I'm not on FB, but nearest and dearest is...I'll get her do something useful :)
     
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