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That's dead easy, Spare Deal Tyres, ring Ben on 0115 9281249, he has just knocked E-tyres into a cocked hat for me :D

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If you know someone who is a costco member, they're doing (i think) 20% off a set of 4 tyres at the moment. Last time I needed new caravan tyres they were doing a similar deal. I got two tyres for the caravan and two for the wife's car.

 

They only sell Michelin. But michelin make a really good van tyre.

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http://www. event-tyres. co. uk/ fitted two new fronts on my car and a new set of three on the van at home inside an hour and did a brilliant job. The fitter was smart, clean and tidy and you pay him once the jobs completed. Their prices we better than anyone locally and they bring the tyres in their van. The fitter even telephoned to let me know when he was going to arrive.

 

I've no connection with the firm but can recommend them as a very satisfied customer.

I've got nothing to do on this hot afternoon

but to settle down and write you a line.

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Price isn't everything with caravan tyres.

As they are advised to be replaced every 5 years, the date of manufacturer is much more important.

This is due to the fact that a tyre can be sold as new for up to 3 years after manufacture!

We, for example keep no stock and get all our tyres 'fresh' from the wholesaler and refuse any tyre over a year old, so our customers hopefully get the majority of life from the tyres, NOT the retailer!

Saying that we have found it's not worth buying a premium tyre as, on a caravan, your not getting any benefit as it is only a dragged axle - a budget tyre is much preferable (and lasts longer in some cases).

Also caravan manufacturer's are getting 'tighter' and are fitting car tyres that are only just capable of taking the weight of the van. We only fit 8ply rated tyres as a matter of course.

 

Chris

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Quote "As they are advised to be replaced every 5 years"

 

That is the old recommendation, it is now advised every 7 years

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http://www. event-tyres. co. uk/ fitted two new fronts on my car and a new set of three on the van at home inside an hour and did a brilliant job. The fitter was smart, clean and tidy and you pay him once the jobs completed. Their prices we better than anyone locally and they bring the tyres in their van. The fitter even telephoned to let me know when he was going to arrive.

 

I've no connection with the firm but can recommend them as a very satisfied customer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also used event tyres and had 4 new avons fitted on my van at home. The service was excellent and the price very good.

 

 

peter.

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Please don't try to buy the cheapest tyres, try and buy the best tyres at the best price possible.

I've got Nexens on @ £90 the pair including fitting & balancing - been alright so far, I'll let you know what they are like in 5 years time.

By the way, Nexens are standard fittings on some of the Korean cars.

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Quote "As they are advised to be replaced every 5 years"

 

That is the old recommendation, it is now advised every 7 years

Quoting the caravan club's guidance

"As a general rule (and following advice issued by the tyre makers' trade body, the British Tyre Manufacturers' Association), it is advised that caravan tyres should ideally be replaced when 5 years old, and should never be used when more than 7 years old. This advice is borne out by the Club's own research into caravan tyre failures, which confirms that the likelihood of a tyre problem increases after such age. Our research further suggests that tyres which need a high inflation pressure (say 50psi or more) require greater care still. Such tyres should be closely examined for signs of deterioration from 3 years old, and it would be strongly advised not to use them beyond 5 years old."

Most tyres are now inflated to 50+psi, so should be replaced at 5 years old!

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Sorry we do not cover your postcode :(

 

According to your profile BFM that's 'UK' :)

I've got nothing to do on this hot afternoon

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If you know someone who is a costco member, they're doing (i think) 20% off a set of 4 tyres at the moment. Last time I needed new caravan tyres they were doing a similar deal. I got two tyres for the caravan and two for the wife's car.

 

They only sell Michelin. But michelin make a really good van tyre.

When it comes to Michelin, I think that ATS will give you a far better deal, plus the fact they are Nationwide

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Quote "Quoting the caravan club's guidance

"As a general rule (and following advice issued by the tyre makers' trade body, the British Tyre Manufacturers' Association), it is advised that caravan tyres should ideally be replaced when 5 years old, and should never be used when more than 7 years old. This advice is borne out by the Club's own research into caravan tyre failures, which confirms that the likelihood of a tyre problem increases after such age. Our research further suggests that tyres which need a high inflation pressure (say 50psi or more) require greater care still. Such tyres should be closely examined for signs of deterioration from 3 years old, and it would be strongly advised not to use them beyond 5 years old."

Most tyres are now inflated to 50+psi, so should be replaced at 5 years old! "

 

 

 

As I said, that is the old advice.

 

The advice by the National Caravan Council Approved Workshop Scheme is 7 years as long as they are in good condition.

The Caravan Club are known to not get their info up to date and quite often give wrong info.

 

Inflating tyres to 50 psi is quite safe as the max inflation as far as the customer is aware is 65psi as indicated on the sidewall, which is well within the actual safe limits of the tyre.

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I agree with Brecon fully on this one, if someone had not put a stop to this we would all be changing tyres every year!

 

Inspection is the key not fixed lengths of time, I've just inspected my old vans tyres and no signs of cracking after more than 7 years, nearer 11 years actually!!.

I'm not into this from the date of manufacture either, a tyre in the warehouse is not going to degrade to any degree, the 'known' year into service is far more important than when it was actually made, and again, inspection is paramount.

 

PS, this bit about tyres inflated over 50psi? 6 and 8ply tyres are but what about 'reinforced'? these carry very similar loads to ply tyres but only inflate to 42psi!

To my mind then, this bit of 'advice' is utter nonsense

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