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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 27-07-2017, 17:50
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Jim Yates June 18, 2014 at 9:04 pm
I have just started investigating replacement tyres for my 3.5t, 5year old Boxer motorhome, my local tyre man has looked into the availability of camping tyres. He informed me he was being given advice that if the van would be visiting Europe it would need a higher spec tyre than for England? He is making further investigations with his suppliers
That very much confirms what I have been told; MH MUST have CP rated tyres and for French use they MUST be the same on both sides of the same axle. i.e. Michelin CP on one side = Michelin CP on t'other side.

The requirement for CP rating may well reflect a higher stress tolerance.

BUT I was told this is a peculiarity of French regulations and their interpretation by "Le Flic"

I am going to have to stick to Michelin, expensive though they seem (143€ for each provided you buy 2), but the difference between that and a budget tyre (say 60€ per tyre) works out at about 83€ per wheel for the life of the tyre - nominally 5 years, so about 16€, or £14 per year - not a vast sum c/w the operating costs of the MH, just over £1 per week.........

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I have only found three tyre manufacturers so far that make a CP rated tyre

Michelin, Continental & Pirelli

Bit of a cartel ?

I am sure it would be against EU rules , aah but this is Fance so it doesnt count
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 28-07-2017, 11:50
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The standard CP tyres fitted to our MH were rated 112. The new Hankook tyres I had fitted are 116 so surely that's got to be an upgrade / higher spec.


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