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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-06-2021, 11:48 Thread Starter
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What pressure do you run your tyres at?

Just a general question as I have 5 different tyres so near enough will be good enough, but our van is a bit of a rattler on anything but the smoothest roads, I normally go by a visual inspection, and put a little wind in if they look flat, but these look rock hard, barley any belly on them, so I'm going to drop some out next time we go out in it.
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I guess Kev we need all the other parameters to make any kind of informed guestimate on this.
Weight of Van, size and type tyres, comfort or hard wearing?
Our Hobby 750 with six 16" wheels was comfortable with 55psi fronts and 50 psi both rear axles. But it was 5+ ton.

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You beat me to it Ray, I was going to go down and ascertain the info, but I pulled my back again so I chickened out for now.


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Twin wheels on the rear axle so always a bugger to check pressures on the inside ones and never had satisfactory valve extensions so I have always been a little cavalier I'm afraid. I think that longevity is not a problem with my van tyres. Generally deflate in snowy areas in the winter.
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Mine are single wheels as it is only 3.5t

Tyre size is :- 215/70 r 15 cp Michelin all round, but X green nearside and Aguilas off side
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Could I suggest you check the payload by going to a weighbridge (usually about £5 - £10) to find out how much spare payload you have before topping the vehicle up with too much 'baggage' and extras that take it over the limit.

If you weigh the Motorhome in 'Holiday' mode (with the fuel full, water on board, table and chairs, clothes, etc) you'll find out how close you are to the legal limit.

And once you know each axle weight you can also find the correct tyre pressures for your Motorhome.

Use the site – TyreSafe Motorhome Tyre Inflation Pressure Advice - https://www.tyresafe.org/check-your-...es/motorhomes/ – to find the correct pressures for the tyres you have fitted on your Motorhome.

With the tyres I have fitted on my Pilote P716 (2013) - 225/70 R 15C 112/110 - on a Ducato base and with confirmed fully laden axles by a weighbridge the recommended pressures are 47psi front and 61psi rear.

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Cheers Keith, in the past we have taken everything but the kitchen sink, but only because it already has one, this time around we are a bit more sensible (hopefully) and only taking what we actually need, I have even considered taking off the Fiamma awning, but that might be OTT but we have only used one once, so hopefully we won't go overweight, but I have always weighed them in the past as you never know, this is supposed to have 635kilos of payload, we'll see.


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I hope I'm not at full axle loads

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That looks a bit OTT or for the commercial van.

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Well it is for max axle loads, so the van will be less it is also for generic tyres, once I get it weighed I'll contact Michelin.
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