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If I tow in France, the van has to have tyres with the same rating as the towing car. That means that if I tow the van with my Golf GTI 30 (225/40/18 ZR) I will need the same spec tyres for the van.

 

Can I get 180 mph tyres for the van?

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If I tow in France, the van has to have tyres with the same rating as the towing car. That means that if I tow the van with my Golf GTI 30 (225/40/18 ZR) I will need the same spec tyres for the van.

 

Can I get 180 mph tyres for the van?

I am sure that for temporary imports (i. e. holidays) if the unit is legal in the uk, it is legal in the EU, therefore tyres should not be an issue.

 

I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong ;)

 

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If I tow in France, the van has to have tyres with the same rating as the towing car. That means that if I tow the van with my Golf GTI 30 (225/40/18 ZR) I will need the same spec tyres for the van.

 

Can I get 180 mph tyres for the van?

don't know Tyke, but I'd love to see you towing at 180mph :D

Bessacarr Cameo 525 towed by SsangYong Rexton 2.2 auto in Brown.

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ZR tyres aren't rated at 180mph, they're simply rated at >150mph.

 

Y rated tyres are ok up to 186mph.

 

For France, as long as your caravan tyres are rated for 87mph, N rated and above, you shouldn't have any problem.

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I am sure that for temporary imports (i. e. holidays) if the unit is legal in the uk, it is legal in the EU, therefore tyres should not be an issue.

 

I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong ;)

 

Martin W

Yes and no - that concession is correct as far as the motor vehicle goes - it doesn't apply to trailers or outfits.

 

EC rules don't always apply in France !!

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My Bailey handbook say that tyres on my S7 Provence must not exceed 81mph, Im off to France this year are the tyres OK, do I have to change tyres as vans only a month old. Doubt I will be exceeding 60mph.

 

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My Bailey handbook say that tyres on my S7 Provence must not exceed 81mph, Im off to France this year are the tyres OK, do I have to change tyres as vans only a month old. Doubt I will be exceeding 60mph.

 

Brian

I've not heard of caravanners specifying different tyres for French holidays, even if they take advantage of their higher towing limit (81mph in the dry).

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France requires tyres suitable for the maximum legal speed, 130 kph, on ALL vehicles permitted to travel, legally, at that speed. So, car + trailer = 130 kph.

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what with signs on the rear of long outfits in Spain (see other thread) and now possible different tyres in France, its all getting a bit ridiculous :blink: thought one the the so called advantages of the EU was standardisation - guess not (apart from EMPs and our MPs expenses of course, but don't get me started :angry:

Bessacarr Cameo 525 towed by SsangYong Rexton 2.2 auto in Brown.

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what with signs on the rear of long outfits in Spain (see other thread) and now possible different tyres in France, its all getting a bit ridiculous :blink: thought one the the so called advantages of the EU was standardisation - guess not (apart from EMPs and our MPs expenses of course, but don't get me started :angry:

Try buying tyres which can't be used in France - I can't find any A-L rated tyres.

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don't know Tyke, but I'd love to see you towing at 180mph :D

 

Hi,

 

A mate had a police "scanner". He tuned into a police chase. ......a stolen trailer horsebox being chased over the Brecon Beacons at 100mph.

 

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France requires tyres suitable for the maximum legal speed, 130 kph, on ALL vehicles permitted to travel, legally, at that speed. So, car + trailer = 130 kph.

My understanding also. This regulation has been in place for many years and is not something new.

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