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Jun 26, 2020
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How many miles would you expect a set of motorhome tyres to do before they requiring changing?

I have a 2018 Adria Coral (purchase June 2022) and have noticed that there is only about 1 to 2 mm of usable tread left on the front tyres. The mileage is currently 8850 and the tyres are Michelin Agilis on all four wheels. As expected the rear tyres appear in good condition.

I am traveling to France / Spain at the end of March and now feel that I have to get them changed before I leave as I would expect to travel in 3000 + miles during the trip.

This appears to be extremely heavy wear to me or is this normal? Don't fancy replacing tyres every 9000 miles.

I
 
Sep 26, 2013
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I change mine around after 2 years or so to even out the wear but I replace them after 5 years anyway. The last tyres that I replaced had at least 5 mm of tread left on.
I stick with the same van tyres that it came with though which are Bridgestone Duravis.
 
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Apr 15, 2015
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Unless you know the history of the van, how do you know those tyres have only done that mileage? It’s possible but could tyres with lots of tread have been taken off by the previous owner and replaced by heavily worn ones? That seems like low mileage for tyres, but it’s very dependent upon how its been driven.

My last van was a 5 ton tag axle and I had it from new. It had done nearly 20,000 miles when I sold it, all on the original tyres, and there was still about 5mm of tread left on the front tyres.

I’d expect at least 20,000 and probably closer to 30,000 based on my experience over 5 previous motorhomes.

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It might be worthwhile looking to see what date is on the tyres, as mentioned above they could be older than you think.
 
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Feb 16, 2020
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You could move the back's to front, and buy 2 matching for the rear, or 3 keeping one as a spare onboard.
That does se heavy wear, what pressure's are in the front?
Mike
 
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Feb 23, 2023
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How many miles would you expect a set of motorhome tyres to do before they requiring changing?

I have a 2018 Adria Coral (purchase June 2022) and have noticed that there is only about 1 to 2 mm of usable tread left on the front tyres. The mileage is currently 8850 and the tyres are Michelin Agilis on all four wheels. As expected the rear tyres appear in good condition.

I am traveling to France / Spain at the end of March and now feel that I have to get them changed before I leave as I would expect to travel in 3000 + miles during the trip.

This appears to be extremely heavy wear to me or is this normal? Don't fancy replacing tyres every 9000 miles.

I
Is the wear even across the tyre? If not then the tracking could be the problem, ie toeing in or toeing out, and scrubbing either the inner or outer edges of the front tyres. Also front wheel drive vehicles do wear out the front tyres quicker than the rear tyres. If the wear is even then it could be the previous owner may have switched them for part worn tyres.
 
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Sep 17, 2017
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At 9k miles, a set of van tyres should still have half their life left. To be nearly worn out is a bit worrying.

At 5 years, some would argue that they're due replacement anyway.

Yes, definitely change at least the fronts.

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May 2, 2014
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How many miles would you expect a set of motorhome tyres to do before they requiring changing?

I have a 2018 Adria Coral (purchase June 2022) and have noticed that there is only about 1 to 2 mm of usable tread left on the front tyres. The mileage is currently 8850 and the tyres are Michelin Agilis on all four wheels. As expected the rear tyres appear in good condition.

I am traveling to France / Spain at the end of March and now feel that I have to get them changed before I leave as I would expect to travel in 3000 + miles during the trip.

This appears to be extremely heavy wear to me or is this normal? Don't fancy replacing tyres every 9000 miles.

I
I would question the van's mileage before the tyre wear
 
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May 29, 2013
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With Continental Vanco tyres I changed them at 8 years old, still in very good condition, they had done 40,000 miles and still had 5mm of tread left on each one.
 
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Feb 23, 2023
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Is the wear even across the tyre? If not then the tracking could be the problem, ie toeing in or toeing out, and scrubbing either the inner or outer edges of the front tyres. Also front wheel drive vehicles do wear out the front tyres quicker than the rear tyres. If the wear is even then it could be the previous owner may have switched them for part worn tyres.
Another thing, do all the tyres match? Like someone else mentioned, check the make and date on all the tyres.
 
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Nov 13, 2011
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I changed my tyres as they were 12years old. They were still in excellent condition and had loads of tread left. They had done 30K miles.

Geoff

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Just a matter of interest is there any sign of a towbar being fitted to the van? If so it may have dragged a car and trailer to Spain a couple of times.
 
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Jun 26, 2020
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Unless you know the history of the van, how do you know those tyres have only done that mileage? It’s possible but could tyres with lots of tread have been taken off by the previous owner and replaced by heavily worn ones? That seems like low mileage for tyres, but it’s very dependent upon how its been driven.
These were also my thoughts although all 4 tyre and spare are the same make.
 
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May 2, 2014
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Caravan tyre, not motorhome after about 20k miles and 4 year use. The problem was caused by standing in one spot over winters. The tred looks great. Fortunately had a spare as Strassbourg a bit too far from Kwikfit.
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Jun 26, 2020
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It might be worthwhile looking to see what date is on the tyres, as mentioned above they could be older than you think.
Haven't been able to find the date yet and assume it's on the inside wall. May have to get under the van with a torch tomorrow.

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Jun 26, 2020
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Is the wear even across the tyre? If not then the tracking could be the problem, ie toeing in or toeing out, and scrubbing either the inner or outer edges of the front tyres. Also front wheel drive vehicles do wear out the front tyres quicker than the rear tyres. If the wear is even then it could be the previous owner may have switched them for part worn tyres.
Wear is even across the tyres so may be a swap
 
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How many miles would you expect a set of motorhome tyres to do before they requiring changing?

I have a 2018 Adria Coral (purchase June 2022) and have noticed that there is only about 1 to 2 mm of usable tread left on the front tyres. The mileage is currently 8850 and the tyres are Michelin Agilis on all four wheels. As expected the rear tyres appear in good condition.

I am traveling to France / Spain at the end of March and now feel that I have to get them changed before I leave as I would expect to travel in 3000 + miles during the trip.

This appears to be extremely heavy wear to me or is this normal? Don't fancy replacing tyres every 9000 miles.

I
That does seem heavy wear and a very low mileage although I do drive Miss Daisy these days
What pressures do you run them at?
My 2019 Michelin camper tyres are going to be changed next month at 24,000 miles
I moved them front to back after two years and 12,000 miles.
There is still 2mm before the wear beads left in them
If the first trip in April wasn't a five week tour of Europe I would have run them a little longer.
I am changing to Conti Camper - I like them better than Michelin
 
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Feb 16, 2020
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Date will embossed into outer tyre wall shown as 4 numbers week nb + year nb usually in brackets.
Mike.
 
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Feb 23, 2023
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Caravan tyre, not motorhome after about 20k miles and 4 year use. The problem was caused by standing in one spot over winters. The tred looks great. Fortunately had a spare as Strassbourg a bit too far from Kwikfit.View attachment 721550
Looks like a remould.

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Jul 29, 2013
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Ours is a 2018 Hymer A class with 18500 miles on Agilis cp tyres still have about 4mm + on them and that’s towing a car trailer most of the time.
Your mileage sound suspicious for the tyre wear?🤔
 
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Ridgeway

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A measurement of 1-2mm is a bit like saying your front door is between 30 and 60 inches wide…..

How are you measuring the tread depth and what’s the depth of the rear tyres ?
 
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Apr 17, 2016
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Could well be the front pressure has been far too high being Agilis. They were probably told to run them at 80psi which is far too high in may opinion. That would cause excessive wear especially if the previous owner was a fan of Lewis Hamilton. I currently have Continental Vancos running at 4,800 kgs GVW and they have covered just under 11,000 miles and would expect at least to double that and then some.
 
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