Join Date: Aug 2017
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Tyres losing traction
On a couple of occasions I’ve had problems with the front tyres losing traction, both times going up fairly steep slopes.
The first time was on the hill going out of Coniston to the start of the Walna Scar road, and was down to the numptie coming down who drove past an obvious passing place, causing me to stop – he reversed back to the passing place, but I couldn’t get any traction and had to reverse about 50 metres to take a run at it.
The second time was the hill coming out of Elgol, and this time it was down to me – I took the hill too slowly in first when I should have had a good run at it. The torque in first gear broke the grip between the front wheels and the road, and again I had to reverse and get a good run at it. Had it been busy I could have had a problem.
I’ve got Michelin Agilis Camping tyres all round, with 60 psi at the front and 75 psi at the rear. The van is a Boxer Autocruise rated at 3.4 tonnes.
I don't think I'm overloaded, though I haven't weighed the van. Any thoughts/observations?