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  1. Hello, i'me looking for a little information/guidance here. iv'e recently had new tyre's on my car, the fitter said that when towing a caravan the tyre pressures need to be increased by 4-5 psi? is this right? Iv'e been towing a caravan for 4 years now and never come across this in any way - not even by the dealer when we bought our first van. Many thanks in advance. Lee
  2. I have read some older posts put up by Gordon and Aussie Al about the 'age' of an Avondale Mayfly. We have the one where the roof has the bump at the back. There is a metal label just above the door which says 1 86 0945. Not sure of the exact age though. Just having new tyres fitted today and don't know what pressure they should have. We have owned it for three years and it's lovely, it has the wooden interior and a porta-potti (no cassette but we don't mind). Had a new Henry water heater fitted last year at Motorhome & Caravan Services in Bognor Regis, excellent company, good value and extremely pleased with the work. Many Thanks, Les of Sussex
  3. Hi all,got myself a freelander 2 a couple of weeks ago,and we are setting of on Saturday for a two week Break with the van,not had a chance to try the car/van together yet so it's all systems go on Saturday The manual says 32 psi for the tyre pressures,does that sound about right ???
  4. hi all i have a corniche 12/-93 and im told that laden towing tyre pressure is 41psi is that right
  5. Hello We brought our first caravan in Sept 2013, before I hitch our car to the caravan I would increase the tyre pressures as per the heavier load. Is this correct way, or would you hitch the caravan then increase tyre pressures. Appreciate any advice given.
  6. Hi to you all out there. I have only just got around to reading the June 2013 issue of Caravan Buyer. It is a Stand Alone magazine@ £3. 50 or comes as part of a 2for1 deal with Caravan Magazine. There is among other things a 'Rule of Thumb'/'If all else fails' formula for tyre pressures when there is no handbook/written instructions available. It states : Tyre pressure = (Sidewall Max Pressure x Caravan MTPLM) divided by (Number of tyres x Sidewall Max Load). The example given is : A single axle caravan with MTPLM of 1500kg and the tyre sidewalls show a maximum of 70psi and a load rating index of104 (900kg) the calculation would be: (70 x 1500) /(2 x 900) =58. 3psi. Now the question. Where is the sidewall pressure shown on the tyre ? The diagrams that accompany the article show details of the usual tyre markings but nowhere is there an indication of maximum sidewall pressure Now the 2nd question: Have I missed something ? Please note : The attached image was scanned and modified from the image in the article.
  7. Just got new Coachman Pastiche 520/4 and the tyres pressures are much higher than my last two vans at 65PSI. Had to get a new pressure gauge but I'm now finding it's really hard to get any air into the tyres at these high pressures - I'm using a half decent Michelin twin barrel type footpump. Anyone else noticed this with these newer tyres and if so, what type of pump do you use? Thanks, Dougie
  8. Hi there folks, I have a 1999 Swift Challenger 530 4 berth and am confused as to what tyre pressures to use. The service manual I have which I think came with the van says 50 psi at MTPLM but for now I won't be putting much gear in the van so what pressure should I use? I just got the van back from the dealer I bought it from it was in getting a mover fitted, the sort that turns each van wheel independantly. I asked the guy if the tyre pressures were checked and he said yes. Well I just checked them and they are are at 45 psi so what's going on chaps ! The tyres seem quite new but I need to check the year of manufacture on them (following advice on this forum). How often should they be changed as I know the tread will never wear out, it won't get used that much. Thanks in advance for any help. regards Ian
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