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My tyres have got to an age that they now need replacement. Can anyone explain what camping tyres are and the merits of changing to these tyres. Thanks
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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.
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If your van was supplied with camping tyres (marked - for example - as 215/70 R15 CP, the CP meaning "Camping Pneu") then it should always be replaced like for like. As above they are specially designed to cope with the van being always loaded close to its design maximum instead of white van man's favoured means of transport which is frequently empty

In any case...... Also make absolutely sure that you buy tyres with the correct load rating (e.g. 109 or 112 etc). The link below shows the max weight for each wheel (so double it for the axle)

http://www.tyresafe.org/tyre-safety/...flation-tables
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For even more information try a search and you will find many more threads on this subject, fairly divided as to whether you need to have CP labelled tyres.Plus make sure that of the tyre date.

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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.
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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.
Sorry but I must disagree with that - picture this scenario. Van fitted as original with CP tyres, changed for ordinary chin long van tyres or even Michelins. Tyre has a blow out and destroys a portion of the van bodywork. Insurance assessor inspects and sees a non CP tyre. You risk having a claim rejected.

Clearly you know better than that but I certainly would not take the risk and if anyone wants to do so, it is their lookout..
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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.
Sorry but I must disagree with that - picture this scenario. Van fitted as original with CP tyres, changed for ordinary chin long van tyres or even Michelins. Tyre has a blow out and destroys a portion of the van bodywork. Insurance assessor inspects and sees a non CP tyre. You risk having a claim rejected.

Clearly you know better than that but I certainly would not take the risk and if anyone wants to do so, it is their lookout..
As long as the tyre is the correct size, speed index and load index there would be no grounds for rejecting the claim. Manufactures often supply identical speced vehicles with different tyre makes to suit their supply chain.

A tyre of a load index is designed to operate for 100% of the time at the maximum load allowed.
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As always, many thanks to all for the replies.
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Now we will all wait to hear what you had fitted, you do know this.

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