Join Date: Mar 2008
My Motorhome: A Caravan of all things !!
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Is it me or do tyres not seem to “last” so long these days??
Sis in law has a 4 year old car, last time I visited when walking up the drive I spotted cracks in the bottom of the tyre tread on the OSR wheel. Checked the other three, all the same! Bit disconcerting as most tyre manufacturers say their tyres are (usually) good for at least five years (and that I suspect is a VERY conservative figure on their part)
Had similar issue with caravan tyres but to be fair the caravan was/is 4 years old but the date stamp on the tyres makes them 6 years old! Clearly the caravan manufacturer either had them in storage a long time, or the caravan had been in stock somewhere a long time OR the makers got a deal on some tyres that had been in storage a fair while. They are NOT standard car tyres, they have a MUCH higher load rating, something like 800 Kg per tyre (caravan MAM is 1500kg so that’s 750kg per tyre!) and should be run at 60+psi. That sort of tyre on a car would be very uncomfortable indeed!
Its not the destination that matters.
It's who you share the journey with (even if like me, it’s in a caravan!)
I am very fortunate to have Mrs Plodd to share mine with