Tyres

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  1. WillH

    WillH Funster

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    I am having trouble locating new Continental tyres, 215/70 R15. The front tyres are down below 3.00 mm so I went to our local ATS. He has been trying for 5 weeks to get a pair of new tyres for me with no success, can only offer Michelins at £150 + vat. As a short term solution I have swapped front for rear (6.5 mm) so the wear slows down on the others. Is anyone else having problems sourcing these tyres. I prefer to stay on the same brand as they have been excellent performers in the wet and I now have 20k miles on them.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    at a push you could change to 205/75 R15 if these are easier to source.

    same rolling radius, so your speedo wont be affected, but marginally narrower.
     
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    Nice to hear that someone else has a Tyre Problem, I also questioned my local ATS for 15" Michelins, all my tyres have plenty of tread, but are of an age.
    Response was 6 weeks min waiting, in fact the last he had delivered took 10 weeks. His opinion was that 15" were not popular and he can get
    16" 'Campers' within a couple of days.
    We hold our breath in anticipation, with the same anticipation that I have from an e.mail I send to Michelin 10days ago.
    Wish I had hung on to my Tandem.
    Best Regards, Mac
     
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    ats are quite heavily loaded as many of these franchise outfits are (kwik fit etc). Have you tried your local independants?

    Indies have much a much better supply network (not restricted by HQ pen pushers) and usually much better prices.

    We have had Roadstar - which is a mid-range, with a good reputation Independant £65.00 (Kwik fit, same tyre 135.00)

    Maxxis - VERY good tyre, Independant £75.00 (National Tyres £160)

    All these are from independants...have a word with a good local firm and see what they can do for you!

    When buying tyres for a motorhome......do remember, it is doubtful you will wear them out - they will more likely age or perish...so don't waste money on premium brands!
     
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    Was talking to the tyre fitter that Chelston use (S.T.A.R.) and he had Continental Vanco Campers in stock (215 70 R15).

    ATS told me last week that all the output was being bought up in Europe and no tyres were coming over here, but I don't believe that, or the Chelston bloke wouldn't have had any.


    John
     
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    These folks seem good

    Just bought a spare wheel with a new Continental on it .

    http://www.tyresave.co.uk/index.html

    the guy there seemed to know his stuff............and has them in stock.

    They were a lot cheaper than the prices I got phoning around locally
    but that would be offset by the courier cost.


    barry
     
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