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13-12-2019 12:09
JanHank
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Originally Posted by nicholsong View Post
On the subject of changing summer to winter tyres on a MH, my view is that for average MH use of say 5,000 miles a year and the recommended calendar life of a tyre being 5-6 years it seems uneconomic to own 2 sets of tyres as one would be buying 2 new sets before either had worn out.
I have calculated that it is cheaper to run winter tyres all year, so getting 25-30,000 miles out of them and only buying one replacement set.
Against that winter tyres may reduce MPG slightly and be not so efficient for braking in warm weather, but do we drive MHs like rally cars?
The small additional cost in fuel will be well offset by the reduced cost of replacement compared with 2 sets of tyres.
Just my take on tyres for MH use.
Geoff
The Police cars in our area have all weather tyres so if they are good enough for them they´re good enough for me and thats what we I have on car and now the Navajo Neither are driven at excessive speeds, not even the car anymore My speeding days are over, costs too much when your caught. (pretty tough using the singular)
13-12-2019 11:13
nicholsong On the subject of changing summer to winter tyres on a MH, my view is that for average MH use of say 5,000 miles a year and the recommended calendar life of a tyre being 5-6 years it seems uneconomic to own 2 sets of tyres as one would be buying 2 new sets before either had worn out.


I have calculated that it is cheaper to run winter tyres all year, so getting 25-30,000 miles out of them and only buying one replacement set.


Against that winter tyres may reduce MPG slightly and be not so efficient for braking in warm weather, but do we drive MHs like rally cars?


The small additional cost in fuel will be well offset by the reduced cost of replacement compared with 2 sets of tyres.


Just my take on tyres for MH use.


Geoff
12-12-2019 21:20
JanHank The garages are always very busy during October, they have hundreds of tyres to change from summer to winter, the tyres are stored at the garages and then in April busy again changing back to summer tyres. Nice little earner for garages who have storage space.
12-12-2019 18:45
HurricaneSmith Funnily enough I asked a visiting German walker that very question this week.

She told me that it is the Law to change to winter tyres from the start of November until mid April regardless of the weather conditions.

She used to run a police station in Southern Germany, so what does she know? 😂
12-12-2019 17:12
jiwawa Sounds like one of these 'What else can go wrong?' days.
12-12-2019 16:04
JanHank
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Originally Posted by nicholsong View Post
Dave


As I understand the German Law it requires winter tyres when there are snow and ice conditions, not all the time.


Of course it is sensible to fit them in anticipation, but not illegal to not have them in the dry.


I keep them all year.



Geoff
But if you get caught out with the weather as I guess some did yesterday, and you have an accident or get stuck in the snow without winter or all year tyres your for it, a good few € fine and not sure if you might even earn a point or two on the licence.

I've paid with other means now as the bank only allows me 3,000€ a time.
12-12-2019 15:44
nicholsong Dave


As I understand the German Law it requires winter tyres when there are snow and ice conditions, not all the time.


Of course it is sensible to fit them in anticipation, but not illegal to not have them in the dry.


I keep them all year.



Geoff
12-12-2019 14:49
JanHank I could use my money exchanger and if its too much hassle thats what I will do.
12-12-2019 14:44
HurricaneSmith Whilst irritating, these things are often done to protect people (and banks).

When I bought my current van I telephoned the bank in advance with my intentions.

I told them the date I intended to move the money, and they gave me a timed slot to move it. It all went as intended, thankfully.
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12-12-2019 13:27
JanHank Another little setback, I tried doing a bank transfer and a red sign came up to say this amount was above the domestic amount I am allowed to transfer, so I have to get in touch with my sprech partner at the bank to get it done, banks closed until 3pm. I tried doing 9,000.00€ but it said the same and I don´t know what the limit is so have to wait until after 3pm.
Can´t pick it up until the money is in their account, I don´t know how long that takes from when I do it.
The lady next door can´t take me for a few days because she´s had an operation on her gums so mustn´t go out in the cold air.

Apparently the bill is the guarantee.
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