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Camper tyres pressure

As I have mentioned before, we had a blow out on the M6 last week and yesterday now we are back home, I took the wheel in to get a new tyre fitted. As it is only 1 tyre I kept it the same as the other one - A Michelin Agilis CP tyre.

I asked the chap running the tyre depot to fill it to 55psi which is what I run all the others on (we have a 6 wheel TAG axle MH) and he said not to. We had a decent conversation and he strongly advised me to run them all at 70psi which is their maximum. He claimed it would not affect the ride plus they would wear better. They were designed to be run at such levels of pressure. he did explain the technical reasons regarding the ply etc etc but most of that passed me by

Given that he owns the place plus has the contract to provide tyres for AAA Caravans and Motorhomes (a large dealer in Carmarthen) I guess he knows what he is on about but I'd like to hear folk's views on this.

I have decided to follow his advice and give it a go for our next trip. I should be able to compare after a decent run.

I did mention this in another thread but I thought I'd start a new thread and would be interested in other MH owners views on this.

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I have been told the same thing Graham, the men in my village who have driven delivery vans say I should use the pressure given on the tyres and each time I ask for lower pressure from my man I discover it’s still The same pressure given on the tyres. I gave up.
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How do you find the ride Jan?

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The same as it’s always been Graham as I have never had anything to compare. Motorways and good roads smooth, bumpy and repaired roads —— bumpy 😉

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Just a very few years ago it was accepted by the various transport bodies for all white vans that the dictate for tyre pressures should be 70 or 80 PSI.
Myself and many others have emails and verbal advice from various tyre manufacturers (In my case Michelin and Continental) where 45 to 65 PSI is perfectly acceptable in my particular case!
There are of course a couple of tyre sites that offer the weight/pressure calculations for various tyres!
The decision is yours!!!
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I'm not certain but on our tyres, the pressure indicated is a MAX not running pressure.
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My inclination is that it is too high but given the advice I'll try it out. I have only run at 55psi-ish so have little to compare it to really.

I'll take a tyre pressure gauge with me (thanks Ray ) and can always adjust for the return trip.
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Right, I went out to check my tyre pressures armed with my new gauge and also my Ring RAC900 ready to inflate.

Upon checking my pressures they were at 70 Psi all around already! I was not expecting that I can tell you and I feel a bit of a duppa now having suggested to the tyre bloke that I have them at 55!!!

Still as we are happy with the ride and the wear looks even, no worries!

...bit gutted I couldn't use my inflator though!

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Actually there is a right twunt of a bloke who lives in the village who is also a MH'er unfortunately so it is tempting...

Myself and Mrs GMJ went for a walk after lunch today and when we heard a vehicle behind us we stopped walking to let it through as there was a car parked and it would have been a little tight. The twunt barrelled through in his MH without even a wave of acknowledgement. As his window was open i shouted "Don't mention it"! Next he stopped and rammed it into reverse to where we were and belligerently asked if I had made a comment. I suggested that it would have been nice to perhaps wave as thanks for letting him through, to which he drove off!! I followed up with "Have a nice day" as I couldn't help myself
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