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Jun 28, 2021
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I'd like to try a set of winter tyres and don't fancy blowing a grand on tyres and rims. Anyone got a set I could rent for a european trip or even a weekend to try them out. (Brighton/Hove/Sussex) 2016 Ducato based Hymer
 
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All I can advise is that when I switched on our old Coach-built I couldn't feel much difference as who throws their MH around like a sports car? Definitely more secure on wet surface including grass and very slight road noise increase but then I have a radio to cover that.
 
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Puddleduck

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Big difference on our car in snow. I don't drive like Lewis Hamilton but driving on icy roads I felt the car start to skid and then had full control back really quickly. On normal tyres I would have been doing circles.

Sorry can't help Nigel Thomas
 
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Tyres for me are one of the first levels of safety and for that reason i would never borrow or lend them out. Nice idea but you just don’t know what you’re getting or receiving back…

If you add some winters on you will only know the difference when you need them because they will work 👍🏻
 
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We have winter tyres fitted to our Skoda Octavia for all year use. Same price as summer tyres. Given that, why not just get winters tyres fitted to current rims and sell your old tyres, assuming they are of sufficient thread to be sellable? Currently have M+S fitted to van, but if I was not selling next year would certainly fit winters.
 
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Ive always run Motorhomes on Winter Tyres, makes a huge difference.

But I don't like Michelin Cross-Climates as mentioned by bigtwin . The only benefit they have from my experience is better traction on snow than summer tyres. They don't like the wet and no use on slush or icy patches.
What winter tyres do you have?
 
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RYHALLRED

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No tyre works well in all conditions. Winter tyres are poor in summer/autumn/spring type weather. Off road mud type tyres are actually very poor in wet weather, snow, ice etc. Here is a link to a guy who does tyre reviews, almost always to cars but should give you an idea https://www.youtube.com/@tyrereviews
 
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We run cross climates on both our cars since moving to north Yorkshire. I can't say I've noticed any deterioration in summer and in the recent snow we've had no problems despite none of the side roads being cleared.

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RYHALLRED

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We run cross climates on both our cars since moving to north Yorkshire. I can't say I've noticed any deterioration in summer and in the recent snow we've had no problems despite none of the side roads being cleared.
Its not just the type of tyre, its also the brand and model of tyres, there is usually a large difference between them. Check out the YouTube link for a very good review of lots of types of tyre. https://www.youtube.com/@tyrereviews
 
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Lenny HB

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I run winter tyres all year on the Motorhome no problems in the summer far better than the Michelin CP tyres they replaced. Got rid of the Michelins well before they were worn out due to the diabolical lack of grip, they would have probably lasted another two or three years but I wasn't happy with the awlful ride and lack of traction.
 
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I run winter tyres all year on the Motorhome no problems in the summer far better than the Michelin CP tyres they replaced. Got rid of the Michelins well before they were worn out due to the diabolical lack of grip, they would have probably lasted another two or three years but I wasn't happy with the awlful ride and lack of traction.
We wore ours out but the much cheaper van tyres we replaced them with are way better.
 
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Ridgeway

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No tyre works well in all conditions. Winter tyres are poor in summer/autumn/spring type weather. Off road mud type tyres are actually very poor in wet weather, snow, ice etc. Here is a link to a guy who does tyre reviews, almost always to cars but should give you an idea https://www.youtube.com/@tyrereviews

But that’s not correct from my experience. Winters will wear quicker in warmer temps (in any temp actually) but overall they’ll perform equally as well unless we’re talking about high performance stuff, but for your average person I can’t see winters not performing as well in spring or autumn 🤔

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RYHALLRED

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But that’s not correct from my experience. Winters will wear quicker in warmer temps (in any temp actually) but overall they’ll perform equally as well unless we’re talking about high performance stuff, but for your average person I can’t see winters not performing as well in spring or autumn 🤔
Everyone will have different experiences with tyres. But if you watch someone who tests many types and brands, theirs's will be much more comprehensive than the layman. Just watch some of the video's for impartial information. It allows one to get a bigger picture in how all tyres perform and their characteristics. try this old one that shows the differences The TRUTH About Winter, All Season and Summer Tires ❄ Tested at 0c, 2c, 6c, 10c, 15c makes good viewing.
 
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Ridgeway

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Everyone will have different experiences with tyres. But if you watch someone who tests many types and brands, theirs's will be much more comprehensive than the layman. Just watch some of the video's for impartial information. It allows one to get a bigger picture in how all tyres perform and their characteristics. try this old one that shows the differences The TRUTH About Winter, All Season and Summer Tires ❄ Tested at 0c, 2c, 6c, 10c, 15c makes good viewing.
Think I’ll base my logic on the + million miles I’ve driven on winter tyres and crossing the Alps every 2wks for 20yrs. There i can see a 20 degree swing within the same drive, in the video it talks about the 7 degree cross over point (industry value) but not really realistic unless you intend to swap tyre sets each day, maybe in a Rallye car ?

Good scientific resource though👍🏻
 
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