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post #41 of 54 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 16:24
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They are the correct fitment for a motorhome, they have stiffer walls and area meant for carrying load. Van tyres can also be used but have a different ride to them.

Sorry, but I don't think they are actually "the correct" fitment for a motorhome at all.

They are certainly A POSSIBLE fitment, but they are not the only possible fitment by a long way.

The same tyre make/size/load profile but without the "camping" monicker is also a perfectly possible and usually significantly less expensive fitment; as are other makes, to the same profile and load bearing index.
I totally agree there is far to much hype regarding camper van tyres plus there is no REAL evidence to support camper tyre Paranoia...I have just come back from a Dethleffs/ Hymer/ Auto trail Dealer and the majority of all the NEW vans there were shod with Continental Van tyre's
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Hi, Our new Frankia was delivered with 225 x 75 x 16 Agilis tyres with a load rating of 116. I have discovered that these are operating at maximum load.

Also discovered the Conti Vanco same size have a load rating of 121 - guess which I will be choosing in future???

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My Dentist likes me to use camping tyres at maximum pressure.

It pays for his cruise.
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black round very cheap ones.

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Hi cheshiregordon

Our van came with Michelin Agilis 81 not the XC which is the camping I believe, it is now on Continental fourseasons as they have a better load rating than the camper tyre and mountain/snowflake is better than M+S in my opinion, and it's what the factory fit.

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Reason for Camping Tyres? Simple, white van tyres turn almost every day of the year. Some campers will turn on maybe a handful of times a year. Camping tyres have reinforcement to stop them going oval after lengthy stands.

If you use your van regularly either will do. Also just looked into my van's (Hymer) manual. Strict specifications for the tyres but no mention of brand or if they have to be campers

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I have never seen or heard any complaint about tyres going oval, don't know if anybody else has.

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It’s a well known phenomenon with cross ply tyre and as such affects classic car owners who put their vehicles on blocks for the winter and as the link illustrates it can also happen with radials if they are left standing for 4 months or more, especially with 4/5/6 tonnes on them..

The manufacturer quoted does say though that radials can recover after a “long” journey if the tyre gets hot.

Now chemicals engineers and tyre designers designing a tyre for campers would have the fact that many, if not most of them, will stand for at least 4 months of the year without moving pretty high up in their design specification (if only to avoid warranty claims) and those designing van tyres pretty low on their design specification. They would not be doing their job if they didn't.

I had campers on my van when I had it. 2 years ago I changed to M&S non campers. Like stanner I would definitely not go back. A much smoother, quieter and pleasanter ride. OK there is very slightly more wallow but I consider that a price worth paying. Especially considering the 15% that has been said is the premium charged for campers. Understandable really when you consider the very small economies of scale that they would get compared to van tyres.

Thread on flat spots here

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ok so can someone explain then why if i fit commercial tyres which i have ,the pressure i have in is 58 psi all round,which seems to be the best pressure for comfort and ride and recommended by the tyre dealer , yet if i fit camper tyres they need or have a maximum pressure of around 80 psi, which must be like riding on solid tyres, inddeed when i previously had campers i ahd to lower the pressure to around 68 to get a decent ride.

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To have less wall distortion when standing so as to avoid flat spots. Just a guess I don't know but in the absence of another reason I'll start the bidding with that one

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Hi All
sorry to jump in on this thread but i have campers on my van which is just over 3 years old.
the tyres have covered about 19000 miles looking closely at them in the sunlight i noticed small like finger bulges on the side walls.
should i be worried??
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I would say get expert advice Tissy. Do you have a garage you trust?

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