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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 06-04-2018, 18:01 Thread Starter
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Time for new tyres all round, Continental, Michelin or Toyo?

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Continental Vanco camper
Michelin Agilis Camping

But also tempted by the Toyo H09

The Toyo is a winter tyre but the tread looks great for getting off muddy fields. We only do a few thousand a year so summer wear isn't an issue. I see others have gone the H09 route.

Thoughts?

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We go continental

But then again we’re not that clued up

It’s enough , we do about 5Th miles a year

Don’t travel in extreme conditions , snow ect

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Toyo H09, same as we have just got on the van we pick up in 12 days. You are correct they are great for getting off muddy fields, snow, rain, everything, you only have to look at the tread pattern to see why.
Got 6 of them for 470 euros so a good price too, just over £400.
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As coppo says........................

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Another one for the Toyo H09...........................very happy with them for the price..........................sometimes the other finer points of tyres..........like ride quality etc

just passes me by.

We have air suspension and whether it's fully inflated or not at all,the drive quality is..........................about the same

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I'm the odd one out; i really like the Michelin Agilis Camping.
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I go for the cheapest I can find on blackcircle.com that are up to spec, so many on here and other forums reckon there is little difference between the makes, and you pay for the name.
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I go for the cheapest I can find on blackcircle.com that are up to spec, so many on here and other forums reckon there is little difference between the makes, and you pay for the name.
Agreed Kev. When I renewed 2 years ago I bought 5 X Hankook Vantras on the internet. Might have been Black circle, can't remember. The point is they were off the radar as far as most motorhome recommendations went, but they were up to spec and on offer at a very good price. People talk about harder or softer rides from different makes but can people really tell the difference?

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I go for the cheapest I can find on blackcircle.com that are up to spec, so many on here and other forums reckon there is little difference between the makes, and you pay for the name.
Hi Kev

To be fair there are also a lot on the motorhome forums that disagree.

Personally from my own experience, going forwards i would only buy motorhome specific, especially on the front.
My tyres require a 113 weight rating but last time i put some on the rear i used goodyear light-truck tyres (G91 i think) that have a higher weight rating of 116 and saved me maybe £15 quid per tyre, and I hate them. For the loaded weight of my rear axle the required psi with michelins was around 69psi, i put the same in the goodyears and they were obviously under inflated, so I increased it to 75 which is the maximum the goodyears support and they still look far too flat but i can't increase the pressure, so ultimately i don't fully trust them. had they been front tyres i'd have changed them straight away, I put up with goodyears on the rear at the moment but i'm almost looking forwards to when the time comes to change them.

In the past when i contacted michelin about their motorhome tyres they advised that the primary difference is thickness and strength of the sidewall in order to support higher inflation pressures and protect the sidewall under motorhome specific conditions; longer standing periods and higher percentage of usage under maximum load. at first i was sceptical until a good friend that owns a garage and a tyre fitters explained that the difference between run-flat tyres and standard tyres is the thickness of the sidewall, and i'd rather suffer a puncture in a run-flat than a standard tyre.

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True Lee, it's a long running debate, as a courier of many years I always went for Hankook, but they started upping there prices, so I discussed it at length on a courier forum, just get the cheapest up to spec, when I got into motorhomes I asked at several tyre outfits large and small, cheap was the advice again from most.
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