Van or camper tyres?

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  1. JimboT

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    Need two new tyres does anyone know the difference in the camper tyres apart from the extra £30 per tyre?
    I can buy a higher rated van tyre for less?
    Have asked the fitting companies but they don't seem to know.
    I was thinking maybe a stronger radial insert as motorhomes sitting round for weeks without moving.
    Need 116 weight rated can buy 120 rated at £30 cheaper per tyre.
    Any advice thanks
    Jim
     
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    I'm led to believe that the camper tyres are formulated to be more suitable for standing still for long periods of time without degrading.
     
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    I was told by a tyre garage guy what ever tyres you put on a motorhome needs to be CP rated:unsure: i didnt ask why
     
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    Lots of us use four seasons or winter van tyres.
    I believed that camper tyres have stiffer sidewalls..
     
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    If you use van tyres then it needs to be moved regularly to avoid wear, weakness and flat spots developing.

    I have truck tyres on mine, not campers as my rear axle weight upgrade required the higher rated truck tyres as no campers available above 116 I believe in my size.
     
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    I went into this in great detail a few weeks ago as needed to buy 5 new tyres due to age. You don't "need" to buy CP tyres, C commercial tyres will do if right spec for your van but CP tyres do have more "plies" on the sidewalls to suit standing around for a long time not being moved.
    I started a discussion here before I brought my tyres that you might find useful - link
    I brought CP tyres.
     
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    Tyres are constructed to bear the weight of a heavy vehicle and for the specific purpose and requirements of a motor home. I handnt realised they had been built for standing in one position for periods of time. Interesting point that ! (y)(y)
     
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    Just checked my seven year old Continental Vanco 2 rear tyres and found a four inch split along the tread. Ordered two Michelin Agilis Camping tyre from Formula One , Fitted, Balance etc £198.60
     
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