winter tyres

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by andyframpton, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. andyframpton

    andyframpton

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    Guys
    Anyone know about using winter tyres in France going Skiing in December got the chains but dont know if I need winter tyres as well, truck is about 2.5 ton unladen 3.5 laden

    Cheers

    Andy

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  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi .. the legals

    More info

    My advice would be to fit on the driving wheels ..

    jim
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
  3. Rickboy

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    Good luck with the ski trip there is lots to learn!!

    Winter tyres are like insurance,a waste of money untill you need it.

    I too go motorhome skiing and have winter tyres all round,I now leave them on all year as they are good on wet grass too.

    Their compound makes them much,much better at lower temps.
    Chains are good in snow but poor on ice and compacted snow.and horrible to drive on!!

    Steep,tristy mountain roads with no barriers and ice make for exciting driving.

    Try the internet for best prices,you can go down in width(see your handbook)but this means less load capacity.
    If you don't do a huge mileage there is no need to go for premium brands,many of the best winter tyres come from brands you may not know because they are marketed in the Nordic countries ect.

    Rick
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009

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