Tyres

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  1. DaddyPaddey

    DaddyPaddey

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    I have seen that we are recommended to replace tyres after 7 years. Mine, on the Bessie 435, are 10 years old and appear to have a number of hairline cracks. Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best place to source tyres (I live in the Portsmouth area but am quite happy to buy online and get fitted locally), and any suggestions as to make etc. any advice would be appreciated. :helpsos:
     
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    Most tyre fitters can order in specialist m/h tyres. I recommend the major European brands such as Michelin, Pirelli or Continental as your life depends on your tyres.
     
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    Try and refit the same make of tyres that were fitted to the van when new. It could save you a lot of hassle with insurance company in the event of an accident.
    A word of advise - shop around. When I recently changed the front tyres on my van I rang 3 well known tyre companies for best fitted price. The difference in price was was £45 per tyre fitted!
    Colin
     
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    I use tyreshopper, price includes fitting etc at your local National Tyres depot.
     
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    We had complete refit recently after 7 years and went for Michelin's Agilis Camper Van tyres, as the originals were of the Michelin Camper variety.
     
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    There is a member on here (Brianjojosh) who runs his own tyre business in Oswestry. He is also a member of the sister site RVOC and several RV owners have found it worthwhile to incorporate a trip to see him into their travels as his prices are great. I think he also sends tyres for fitting near your home. It might be worth a pm for his advice.
     
  8. DaddyPaddey

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    Thanks guys that was really helpful-just what I was hoping for.:thumb:
     
  9. gromit

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    hello sorry for daft question what is the differnce from a motorhome tyre and a van tyre and how do you tell the differnce ?
     
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    I use this guy whenever I need tyres, top bloke, good prices and a good greasy spoon right opposite ! :Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    Hi and welcome :)

    From what i understand, the walls are thicker on motorhome tyres and designed for standing in the same place more, but would be interested in any further comments,

    S
     
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