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    Well folks its finally time to get rid of the cheap Chinese tyres the motorhome came with. To be fair they are ok in the dry but not that good in the wet and very poor on grass/mud. Why you'd put cheap tryes on an expensive motorhome, who knows. Its a bit like putting remoulds on a Ferrari. So its time to change them. As its my first motorhome I have no idea about whats a really good tyre. I dont mind the cost I just want good grip. Ive heard Mitchelin and Continental do very good motorhome tyres and my local tyre fitter can order them for me. If I get them fitted this week then ill be all sorted for the first trip abroad on Saturday. Cant wait!
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    Yes both the tyres you mention are good, check out ASDA tyres on line for prices, usually the cheapest, then book the appointment to have them fitted at the nearest listed fitter to you, simple.
    If you dont know where you're going, any road will take you there
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    When choosing tyres, I think you should consider three or four things. Yes, the ability to grip the road is important, and you should look for an A or B rating for that. You should only fit tyres that are M+S rated (not the same as St Michael) but there are two other important factors: the noise rating - some are much noiser than others.
    The last important factor is how long the tyre will last. That doesn't get a rating, but of course a grippy tyre will soft composition may wear faster. However the tyre dealers will be able to advise you. Especially if you don't do a lot of miles, make sure you are sold fresh tyres. They all have a date code, and some can be two years old when you buy them.
    I'm told that better tyres are heavier, and the weight difference is easy to detect. But that's only provisional. I haven't had a chance to check it.
    Lastly, don't buy camper tyres. They cost more and are designed for all the wrong criteria. And of course they give a harsh ride and bad grip because they are supposed to be inflated rock hard.
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    It is said

    That as MoHos spend most of the winter (let's say) at rest...
    Then sidewall deterioration is the main problem So IMO

    It is better to buy cheaper but good tyres (Grip in particular) that may wear more .... every 3 years (say) rather than higher mileage tyres that you should change anyway due to sidewall deterioration.

    Yes noise and comfort is relevant
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagmanx View Post
    That as MoHos spend most of the winter (let's say) at rest...
    Then sidewall deterioration is the main problem So IMO

    It is better to buy cheaper but good tyres (Grip in particular) that may wear more .... every 3 years (say) rather than higher mileage tyres that you should change anyway due to sidewall deterioration.

    Yes noise and comfort is relevant
    Better still to use them all year round. But when not in use, shade the tyres from direct summer sunlight.

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    Pity you hadn't been looking few weeks earlier. Prima Leisure which is a Bailey outlet were selling off brand new other Michelin Agilis Camping ready mounted on new 15 and 16 Fiat/Citroen/Peugeot steel rims for £50 each. I bought 4 and really pleased with them. Same as you they were to replace Chinese tyres which to be fair were ok. I've had a look on their site but can't see them anymore, maybe all sold, but they are very helpful and may be worth dropping them an email
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobj808 View Post
    Pity you hadn't been looking few weeks earlier. Prima Leisure . I've had a look on their site but can't see them anymore, maybe all sold,
    They all sold in 3 days

    I've used this firm Car tyres | Buy cheap tyres online at Blackcircles.com and found their pricing very competitive. I bought Bridgestone Duravis which IMO are a good tyre. In my area ATS where one of their fitting centres
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    If the previous owner put cheap tyres on then I would be inclined to find out the axle weights of your van, either actual by weighbridge or from the vehicles plate. Perhaps this was not factored into the cheap purchase, so donít assume that those fitted are correct.

    When you know the relevant weights make sure the load factor is correct for the new tyres.

    Davy

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    Thanks for al the advice. I use Khumo tyres on my car as they are well priced but very very grippy and wear well and as ive used them for years they are all I know. I had a quick look online and I seen the Michelin Cross Climate and Continental All season. I fully intend that now Ive sorted the motorhome with all the modern stuff ill be using it all year, rain,sun and snow. Decisions decisions......
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    I like Nokian Hakkapeliittas, They're expensive but boy do they grip & wear well!

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