Michelin or Continental

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  1. markh

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    Which is the most favoured, Agilis or Vantec, about to change front tyres and would welcome any views
     
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    I had 2 conti campers fitted to the front last year, supposed to be quieter them michelin, but i couldn't tell any difference. just had 4 fitted to the rear today. A little bit cheaper than michelin,but still a very heavy solid tyre.
    And in my opinion just as good as michelin.
     
  3. big bertha

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    [QUOTE"markh, post: 1350750, member: 31819"]Which is the most favoured, Agilis or Vantec, about to change front tyres and would welcome any views[/QUOTE]

    Where in the Edinburgh area are you getting them fitted as we are thinking of getting a couple of new ones and would be interested in the replies.
     
  4. markh

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    North Berwick, don't know why I put Edinburgh on my profile!
     
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  6. markh

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    Guess so, hence my profile picture, taken from a balcony at the Sandos Monaco in Beindorm!
     
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    Our motorhome has bridgestone at the moment and that just happens to be what our local garage supplies.
     
  8. markh

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    I use black circles so you can get any tyre you wish, fitted by Howard Selby in NB
     
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    Where in the Edinburgh area are you getting them fitted as we are thinking of getting a couple of new ones and would be interested in the replies.[/QUOTE]

    I'm getting a couple of michelin's fitted next week at Newton Garage Edinburgh used them before to do my mot, I find them to be really good also see other motorhomes going there!
     
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  10. Fancy Pants

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    We've just put Michelin campers on ours, the reason being they have a M&S marker on the tyre wall which is apparently required when driving in Europe. Continental had a slightly better write up but don't have the M&S marker on them.
     
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    Should have said the M&S marker is only required driving in Europe in winter...oops!
     
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    I had Continentals which I was happy with. I changed to Michelins because they are M&S rated and because of positive reviews. I am very pleased with them, they seem quieter and ride better soaking up bumps and poor road surfaces better. They were not that much dearer than Continentals and for me I wouldn't go back to Continentals now.

    I expect you will get replies from people who will swear by each brand.
     
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    Not so long ago the Michelin's were quite a bit more expensive than Contis.
    These days they're the same price, both offer m & s rated tyres, so it really is personal choice.
    Mine already had Michelin fitted, spare is michelin, seemed logical to stick with the same.... Might have considered changing if the price differential was still there. Michelin prices have historically been eye watering !
     
  14. Mattyjwr

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    I've heard that winter tyres don't handle so well on when cornering as they are softer .... Any thoughts on this? I'm looking to get new m&s tyres to replace existing ones; has anyone ordered from Germany where they are cheaper?
     
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    Yes I got 4 Michelin agilis alpin tyres last year from Germany,
    They arrived within two days at a price substantially better than the UK price,
    I also have a set of Michelin agilis summer tyres on alloy rims and didnt not any appreciable difference to the handling, but we are talking about a 4 ton MH shaped like a brick, let's face it! It isn't a sports car,
    The winter agilis alpin are softer as far as the ride is concerned but still handle well at motorway speeds with trucks/ coaches not causing any concern,
     
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    Been running Michelin Agilis M+S for over 4 years now 40000 miles summer and winter no problem with wear or handling.
    Bought a new set localy this week £104.00 each
     
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    Was that price including fittng?
     
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    Yeah but it was a mate of mine and he said it was a special. Couldn't get close to that price elsewhere not even internet sales.
     
  19. Fancy Pants

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    Just had two Michelins fitted for £115 each at a local garage.
     
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    I'm getting a couple of michelin's fitted next week at Newton Garage Edinburgh used them before to do my mot, I find them to be really good also see other motorhomes going there![/QUOTE]

    Going to give them a ring next week, good feedback. We use D and G for the cars as in walking distance but wasn't very happy with new tyres on daughter's Mazda.
     
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