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Does Wheel/tyre Size Aid Stability ?


bigbilly
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Just out of interest. ...

 

We have a 2006 Bessacarr Cameo 495 (1,550 Kgs) which is the best 'handling' caravan we have ever towed albeit on our 2006 X Trail 2. 2 Dci where it is close to the recommended limit.

 

It was fitted with the red Al-Ko stabilizers as standard but the tyres are 205/65 15" which seems quite large for a caravan. Would the size of these tyres help or hinder stability ?

 

Is this size common on single axle caravans today ?

 

Bill

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A caravan with 1550kg MTPLM needs substantial tyres.

 

I doubt the stability difference between large tyres and smaller "C" rated tyres, of the same load index, would be noticeable although there is a theoretical difference because larger wheels will have a marginally greater gyroscopic effect which will have a marginal benefit on stability.

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