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  1. Sas r us

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    I have conti vanco 2 225/70 r15 c

    Now I plan to drive Down to southern France/Spain and Portugal late Dec/early Jan and come back late March/April.

    Do I have all season tyres..?
    Will I need special winter tyres..?

    Or will I get away with as they are, I do have some snow chains for those sticky moments...

    Thanks...
     
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    Any info on this would be great...

    What's been your experience when you have gone south for the winter..?

    Many thanks..
     
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    Went 18th Jan this year came back 18th April no problems at all saw snow and rain in south west France but no problems plenty of fog over Pyrenees until we dropped down onto the plains all in all a good trip(y) ps normal road tyres
     
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    Thanks for that... I'm I right in saying that it's a legal requirement to have winter tyres in France...?
     
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    Not a legal requirement, 98% sure. ;)
     
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    Mine are just Michelin Agilis camper tyres ? So if you find out different let me know, someone will be along to let us know, i have never heard it before?
     
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    My 2 new Michelin Agilis Camper tyres are marked mud and snow, m+s.
     
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    The Conti Vanco 2 are not all season tyres and I don't even think they are M+S but if they are it will be on the sidewall, as others have said I am not aware of any special tyre requirements for driving to Spain in mid winter.

    Martin
     
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    Never knew this . Thanks for the heads up. :)
     
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    Well I've just by chance spent the evening with a man that has worked in Bridgestone tyres for a long time.

    The C on the end of my tyres stands for commercial.
    I should be ok driving down through France as long as I don't go near the mountainous regions and take snow chains if needed.
    When I eventually get new tyres I'm to make sure I get proper motor home rated tyres and M&S ( mud and snow)...

    And most of all I've got to up my pressures..... 80psi on the rear and 65 on the fronts for now, until I can get it weighed and then contact manufacturer for correct psi..

    So....... Now I know....:cool:
     
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    Mine are continue Vanco 2 & are marked "all season" &"M&S" & have the snowflake symbol on them
     

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    OK can't argue with that, the snowflake isn't the same one as the mountain and snowflake but we could be splitting hairs here, if they are "all season" and snowflake I don't know how they differ from the "fourseasons2" tyre.

    Martin
     
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    I would say, fit winter tyres, decent ones.

    Especially of you have FWD

    There are some good buys on Alpin 205/75/16C On ebay £45 Brand New 2016
     
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    Have a VERY GOOD look at the sidewall of your tyres.
    My mate has Conti's fitted and on his sidewall it states Max inflation 69psi.
     
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    Yes, that's for the American market though...
     
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    That is as maybe but they are on an Autotrail Savannah circa 2014 (Possibly the name "Savannah" as in Georgia makes it American.)
     
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    I've got Conti Vanco 2 Winter tyres (same size as OP) fitted and use them all year round without problem. They have the snowflake symbol.

    When I first fitted them I emailed Conti with the necessary info and they came back to me with the pressures to use. In their reply they pointed out that the rear axle weight was the maximum for the tyre, but no mention of maximum pressure which I thought they would have done as the recommended pressure (65psi) is the same as stamped on the sidewalls. (Don't think "Bolero" sounds american!:LOL:)
     
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