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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 17:41 Thread Starter
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How long should tyres last?

Hi all,
our left front tyre is 2 years old and has done 6500 miles, and has developed a crack/split all the way around the deep outer tread. Its in the garage for a new one but wondered if this was normal or was it a faulty one??
any thoughts be appreciated as always
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Defo should last MUCH longer than 2 years or 6500 miles.

Most MH owners have to replace tyres due to them running out of "life". Most manufacturers say they should be changed after 5 years due to the compound deteriorating (loads of threads on this very subject)

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Would be good to know what make either to comment or avoid........................ Lucky Star Magic Tyres are different to Michelin...............well at least I hope they are.

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began with a C..... Sorry i cant remember as they are now in the garage
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If they are not rated as Motorhome tyres (CP Rating) then the side walls are not as thikly uilt and the life and use of a MH may lead to such a breakdown.

I was recently advised about this due to the strict way the Frenh interpret the EU rules (the UK does not), if I was found with "van" tyres NOT CP rated then my insurance would be invalid and it would be an illegal act.....

OK that is France, but perhaps the underlying reason explained above may make sense.....

The CP rating requires a thicker, touher side-wall capable of withstanding the sort of abuse MH are expected to receive; full load running, high mileage in short time, then weeks sat still perhaps in the sun - that is the expectation, how true it is would be debatable BUT it has lead to the French view of the EU Law. The UK does not act so stringently and many MH users swear by tyres designed for white vans, so be it, but not in France......

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A bit of lateral thinking based on penquin's post. Members are always concerned about getting recently manufactured camper tyres. I wonder if it is the case that a bigger turnover of these tyres in France would make it a better likelihood that recent tyres could be obtained when touring France.

Perhaps there is a price difference that would make this impracticle. Perhaps, Penquin, you could comment on this thought.

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Hi all,
our left front tyre is 2 years old and has done 6500 miles, and has developed a crack/split all the way around the deep outer tread. Its in the garage for a new one but wondered if this was normal or was it a faulty one??
any thoughts be appreciated as always
Ruth
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Do you use your MH regularly or is it left for long periods of time with the 6500 miles done in one big hit?

As said it shouldn't happen at that age but if it was left for a long time perhaps? Or left with an incorrect pressure?

Grasping at straws really...

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I was recently advised about this due to the strict way the Frenh interpret the EU rules (the UK does not), if I was found with "van" tyres NOT CP rated then my insurance would be invalid and it would be an illegal act.....
Even on Ford or Mercedes based units which do not have CP tyres as supplied and as per the CofC?
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If it is listed as a Camping Car I do know how that would be done, or how a French built version would be equipped from new.

I can only put down what I was told by the rep from Dunlop/Goodyear who do not make CP tyres so IMO would be regarded as independent and hopefully, free from bias.

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Take some photos and email it to the tyre manufacturers customer service or technical dept.


If it is a fault they will give you an allowance against a new one


Are the othe tyres on the vehicle the same make / type ? Are these ok ?


Otherwise take it to a good tyre dealer and they could send it off to to the manufacturer to get it checked
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