Tired of trying to find Tyre

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  1. Red Dragon

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    Wanted: 4 x Continental 235/65/r16 121/119 All Season (For Rapido 983M)
    Must be exactly as qouted, I have searched high and low with no joy,short of going to Germany.
    If all else fails will consider Michelin Agils+.
    Thought I had found some on Oponeo but after enquiring there manufacturing date( Feb 2014):mad: they still wanted to quote me full price.:cry:
     
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    Well, have used both and found the michelins much better.
     
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    Did you find them with 121/119 load rating? and they are standard(summer) tyre? just asking(y)
     
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    Wouldn't have a clue about the first bit but they are standard tyres.
     
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    I don't think they do them in the 121/119, continental web site shows the highest rating as 118/116.

    Martin
     
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    You could do worse than "start a conversation" with funsters Brian & jo in Oswestry.
    If Brian can't find them they don't make them.
    He will courier to a tyre fitter of your choice or to your address
     
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    While searching I see Michelin now do a 118 in the 225/75/16 giving 1320kg but its £70 more than a 116
    I can only find that being sold exclusively by Camskill tyres
     
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    Many thanks @pappajohn @Techno and @funflair, have been in touch with Brian&Jo and to date no joy.
    They still make the 121/119 All Season Martin, have been in touch with Continental but as a specail batch item now,so thanks, looks like the Vanco 2's or go for the Michelins.(y)
     
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    Hi there guys,it's that time of the year when people are trying to source either All Season tyres or winter tyres and availability is very poor to say the least.The manufacturers are their own worse enemies because they continue to advertise these tyres throughout the spring and summer months knowing full well that the manufacture of these tyres has ceased.Most of the sizes are affected by availability issues .And when people do manage to source them,usually through the German tyre websites ,they find that they are up against date of manufacture issues.But the fact of the matter remains that finding these tyres for motorhomes in the sizes that you are looking for ,in the correct tread pattern,the correct load rating and with a current date of manufacture are difficult to source .
    Brian & Jo
     
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    I originally had the conti campers fitted and had to go down the Michelin route as conti did not make the camper tyre I was after in 112 load rating for an axle weight uprate. Have to say the Michelins are turning out to be the better choice, a lot quieter and not as harsh as the continentals. It was Brian who sorted me out with a good deal fitted.
     
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    @Brian and Jo thanks for the input,as you point out,there are some about but over 2years old before they touch the road.
    Just might have to get them Michies.
    Thanks everybody (y)
     
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    The clock isn't ticking until they're fitted. Two years isn't a worry IMHO
     
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    Agreed its the sunlight and UV light which causes the deterioration plus the weight stood in one place on the tyre for a long time unless you move the van regularly.

    The tyres as stored by Michelin or Continental, a wholesaler or tyre depot will not deteriorate compared to when put on a vehicle.
     
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    @Techno @Abacist I dont disagree with your logic,its maybe just me,shelling out £600 pounds on tyres with 2014 on,and 5years down the line knowing that they are now 7 years old and also the view that insurance companies would look at tyres regarding age?
     
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