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  1. iandsm

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    I have now reached the point of needing new tyres, I have Conti vanco camping tyres and they have been ok but the driving wheels do wear, they need replacement after 25000, so not too bad.

    I have read that some people have Michelin Agillis camping tyres and I was wondering if anyone has any feedback on them, they are a little more expensive than the Contis but I wonder if they are better in terms of red and noise.?
     
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    I too need to replace my Continental Vancos so will follow this thread with interest. Thanks.
     
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    Nirvanuak. I have been quoted £514.60 p for four Michelins fitted at my home address. They are not much dear and then the continentals which are priced at £120 each. That was from a "Etyres"
     
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    @ianandsm thanks for that. I take it that yours are something like this in size:
     

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    No mine are 215/70/15- 109 R, it may be that your being a little larger will be dearer but not much I wouldn't have thought try Etyres website.
     
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    Personally, I don' think you can go far wrong with Michelin camper tyres. I was very pleased I'd changed to them during unexpected/unusual weather in France, possibly because they are M+S. My previous tyres had plenty of tread but were useless on grass/snow.

    Some report the Michelins as being noisy but I couldn't comment on that as I didn't notice a difference.

    Paid £600 for 4 x 16" tyres about 3 years ago, if that gives you a rough idea.
     
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    North Devon tyres, Tiverton quoted me £310 for
    4x 185R14 -102 Michelin Agilis
     
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    If anyone is interested, today I had fitted four Michelin Agilis CP tyres for £508. inc.
    The ride home was only about 15 miles but I thought the motorhome felt noticably more stable and it stuck to the road well in dirty rainy conditions, there was less road noise and I thought that the ride was quite a lot better with the bumps still audible but better absorbed and less shock seemed to come through to the interior. The Continentals these replaced were Fine and I don't criticise them apart from the front wearing quite bit over 20k miles. But on balance I prefer the Michelins.
     
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    Jaws on here, recommends Hancook and says they perform very well on his van and don't tend to spin when pulling away... Worth a good look I reckon !!
     
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    Would agree with Jenny & Mitch(y)
     
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    Are they Summer or Winter tyres? I am in a similar situation (front now on 24000 miles)........

    Ta
     
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    Interesting discussion. My Knaus currently has 255/55 R17 Conti's fitted and they are no longer available. My only option seems to be to replace both tyres and wheels to 16" rims with 225/75R16 tyres. Have been offered Contis at £700 for 4 and Hankook £400 f or 4. The wheels are £450 for the set so considering the Hankook route.
     
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    They are marked M&S and Michelin say that they are suitable for occasional use in those conditions. They also comply with the regulations in Germany where M&S tyres are compulsory in the winter months
     
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    Good man, let us all know how they perform please !!?? £64 looks a good price to me !!
     
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    Will do, hope to have a run out this weekend. I had some fitted to a 4x4 a few years ago, those wore well and were very good in the wet.

    Brian
     
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    I switched my present M/H to Continental, from Michelin.

    Having checked correct inflation pressures for my axle weight with Continental I found the ride to be less harsh than the Michelins. Road noise was about the same.

    I don't know if the better ride was due to the tyre per se or was as a result of being able to run them at lower pressures than the Michelin.

    Michelin tend to stick to supposing the rear axle is on maximum weight and recommend a higher pressure making the ride more "solid".
     
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    Trial and error with tyre pressures for me.. Got 67 front and 74 rear at the mo and seems OK.. May just go up to 70 F and 75 R and try that.. (on Vanco's)
     
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    Can I ask what size tyres and vehicle that is with? I was thinking more like 60 rear 55 front with a 2004 AS Symbol. But I agree, trial and error is as good a method as any, just need a good starting point.

    Brian
     
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    I had 62 front and 76 rear in my Continentals (215/70R15) and I put the same in the Michelin. The are both reinforced CP tyres and I believe Michelin recommend higher pressures as a catch all.

    My plated weights are front axle max 1850kg and rear max 2000kg. I know I do not exceed these so the pressures are fine according to tiresafes website so I think I will stick with them.
     
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