Tyron Assist

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Joined up to this today http://www.tyron.co.uk/form.htm
    £65 for three years seems good value to me. It means I can take the spare wheel out and gain 100+ kg's of payload. :thumb:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Are you really sure ? I've seen scare stories of breakdown organisations refusing to come out with no spare.
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Yes but these are specialists they do not do breakdowns, only tyres and they guarantee to be with you within 2hrs anywhere in the UK with a spare you only pay for the new tyre. So I will carry the Fiat puncture repair kit. If the damage is too much for it I would have to buy a new tyre anyway and as I say it gives me back over 100kgs of payload. :BigGrin:

    P.S. Tyron have a good reputation their band system is used by the Police and ambulance services.
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    One hell of a wheel. I'd not want to pick it up. So you could carry a 125cc bike instead.
     
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    I can take the spare wheel out and gain 100+ kg's of payload ??? What's it made of? Lead? Seems a tad over the top. I weigh less than 100kgs and I know a spare wheel is not that heavy. Also, do you get the call-out in Europe - or don't you go there? On balance I think I'll stick to my spare wheel.:Smile:

    Just had the bands fitted to our MH and got the 'spider' for if I get stuck in the middle of nowhere at a tyre shop who doesn't know about Tyron:Doh:.


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    Ok OK so I hazarded a guess. I am not good at judging weights :Wink: but I do know I struggle to even move it from one side of our garage to t'other. So it is very heavy :Sad:. So a big gain in payload and the extra space for "stuff". I can't fathom why no spare is sucg a big deal? Nearly all Euro vans come without a spare these days, all they have is the pucture repair kit and I bet there are not so many who fork out for a spare. Anyone ever weighed a spare wheel 215/70 R15? I will when I get home and post a proper weight. I bet some will get a shock. :cry::Laughing:
     
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    100kg :Eeek:

    what kind of rubber do you have Ken...or is the wheel itself made from cast iron ?:Laughing:

    i would have said maybe 100lbs but not 100kg's.

    it would take two fitters, at least, to lift it on the hub.:Eeek:
     
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    Yep you are probably right John. As I say I am not good at guessing weight but I will weigh it when I get home. :Smile: But even 100 lbs is a lot as when I carry my 1kw Kippor I only have 15kg left and that is without any water.
     
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    My van (Rapido) has no spare wheel, and nowhere to put one either, come to that the Smart car doesn't have a spare.

    My previous Dethleffs did have a spare but carried underneath with high risk of back injury to get it out.
     
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    I still think that you can`t beat carrying a spare wheel, personally i would not go anywhere without one on or in my m/home.
     
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