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post #11 of 63 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 17:36
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Conti Vanco Campers for me. No complaints whatsoever. Price and availability are an issue, as is what kind of environments you're going to subject your tyres to. Mine are a bit pampered. Indoors all winter, and not many rough roads. Also keep in mind they should be replaced at 7 years of age maximum.

When I bought the last set, there was a shortage and I could only get 2 tyres, the balance of 3 I bought the following year. Consider also if you should need to buy any replacements whilst on a trip. Is your choice likely to be available (in Europe?) at a fair price?

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Mine are Michelin Agilis Camping M&S 215/70R15CP and the advice from the manufacturer is to keep the rear ones at 80psi. This seems to go against previous advice which was to match the pressure to the load on the axle.

My dealer suggested that the 80psi was relevant when storing but that I should run on 60 all round.

Must say I find it all a bit confusing.
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Yes I'm aware of the advice on the life span of the tyres. And advice ranges from changing them every 5 years to every 10 years.
I emailed Continental for their advice a few years back and they suggested 10 years max but it all depends on how they have been treated and the condition of them.
Our tyres (and van) have only done 24K miles in 10 years so the ones on it have loads of tread left (especially as I rotated back to front)

I won't be changing the spare as its done about 8K Miles and is under the van so out of the sun etc. Not prepared to pay 100 for it to sit there for another 10 years.

So it will be a set of 4 and if we get a puncture the spare will just be a limp to garage or home.

I agree its much of a muchness as long as they meet spec but the H09s have the tread pattern that's of interest. getting stuck on wet grass is a more frequent issue for us than long runs at speed on hot summer roads.

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Thought I'd update this topic.
Eventually went with the Toyo H09s
Got them for under 240 for 4 delivered to my door from Demon Tweaks
Then paid ATS 60 to fit, balance and dispose of the old.
Guy wasn't too happy as they didn't have camper on them.
I pointed out that they had the same spec, same loading rating, same speed rating same side wall ply count.
He wasn't happy but fitted them.

Customer support at Toyo UK very helpful. Said a lot of motorhomers used them. Even gave me tyre pressures based on my axle loading (65psi front 69psi rear)

Done a few hundred miles since. Quieter and smoother ride now and handles then same. Not had a chance t chew up any wet grass yet

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Just back from nearly 2K miles on the new tyres. They are great. Possibly a little more weave when passing big trucks at high speeds but hard to compare.
The ride is so much nicer now. Its less noisy and less tiring.
And the grip is great. Got squeezed onto some mud passing a coach in a very narrow scotish lane. Tyre sank upto wheel trim but the tyres just dug a way out.
Very happy with them.
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We are 3850 and was told by Toyo to run them at 60 and 65 rear. They are 225 70 15

Check your info about 69 rear........................... I am sure they have a maximum of 65 psi written on ours.

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Just checked and the H09s on mine are rated at 70psi on the tyre.

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That's interesting Pat...................are they the same size ....................don't know if that makes a difference to the PSI.......................but that's a fair old difference

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That's interesting Pat...................are they the same size ....................don't know if that makes a difference to the PSI.......................but that's a fair old difference
Mine are 215/70R15C 109 H09

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