Swift escape 622 tyre pressures

kglblue

Free Member
Nov 7, 2010
112
159
St.Agnes Cornwall
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14,373
MH
Coach built
Exp
6 years
I have been given conflicting advice regarding the correct tyre pressures.
When I bought the van and collected it from the dealer. A swift Escape 622 2010 model, I was advised to put no more than 60 psi front and rear, and to ignore the plate in the van which says 79 psi front and rear.
However, in the swift Motorhome handbook which came with the van it clearly says 79 psi all round. Can any owner of this van cast any light on the correct pressure.
 
Jul 26, 2014
3,639
5,280
Le Repaire,Thiviers,France
Funster No
32,561
MH
Autocriuse stargazer
Exp
since 2002
I would like to know this as well .as my 2005 auto cruise stargazer has the same info on door jams ,but dealer reckoned that was too much.however I have followed the stated tyre pressures.roy
 

TheBig1

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Nov 27, 2011
11,394
14,158
Dorset
Funster No
19,048
MH
A class
Exp
many many years! since I was a kid
the 79 psi figure is basically a default maximum. to be correct you need to know the actual axle weights and tyre sizes and look the correct pressure up on a chart. it was in downloads on the forum

the dealer will be using the correct pressure
 
Jul 27, 2013
722
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Funster No
27,162
MH
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Exp
.
Make a note of your maximum axle weights and contact the tyre manufacturer by email. They will tell you the range of pressures for your particular tyre according to the weights that you load.
Next load up your MH as you would do when travelling to go away and go to a local authority weighbridge. You will then be able to calculate your correct tyre pressures.
Sounds like a right faff but as far as I know that's the correct way to do it, I keep all the info in the MH to show police etc. if required.
 

Ber090

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Dec 12, 2012
699
863
N Yorks
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23,966
MH
A class Burstner
Exp
Since 2012
:)Mack100 is absolutely right. For example Michelin responded to my Email quoting front and rear axle weights with 52psi front and 70 psi rear. It seems to feel right.
Cheers
Bernie
 
Mar 29, 2011
871
522
Rugby UK
Funster No
15,848
MH
C Class RS
Exp
2011
When I had the camping tyres fitted the maximum on the tyre is 80PSI but the fitters recomended 70psi all round
 

Willo

Free Member
Mar 17, 2019
2
0
Funster No
59,181
Bit of a late reply ;)

We have a 622 highline also with 215/65/15 on and too have are struggling to get a pressure Im happy with. I will eventually get around to getting to a weigh bridge, but until then. For people with similar vans and tyres what pressures are uou using and what do you think would be ideal for my van.

Laura
 

Willo

Free Member
Mar 17, 2019
2
0
Funster No
59,181
My van is 2011 and his ws 2010 so ni matter how old the thread is, the tyres still require air :)
 
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