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Hi

any advice out there please.

looking to replace all four tyres on my TA. the manufacturer date of the tyres is week 40, 2010, however at a recent service i was told there was side wall cracking of two of the tyres.

 

the tyre sizes are 185/70R14 88T

 

now ideally i would like to increase the load capacity. but i cannot find any premium tyres above 88.

 

can any one help

 

thanks

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How heavy is your caravan? An 88 tyre load rating is good for 560kg. Multiply that by 4 for a twin axle and you get 2240kg. I can't think of many caravans that weight that much. Even if you may wish to have an additional 10% margin that some sources recommend they would still be more than adequate for a 2000kg caravan.

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How heavy is your caravan? An 88 tyre load rating is good for 560kg. Multiply that by 4 for a twin axle and you get 2240kg. I can't think of many caravans that weight that much. Even if you may wish to have an additional 10% margin that some sources recommend they would still be more than adequate for a 2000kg caravan.

thanks for replying Lutz. my van is 1900kg so 88 would be Ok with a bit to spare, i just thought that as i was replacing them i would go for a bit more load

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Even an 88 load rating gives you an 18% margin. I would have thought that is more than adequate. The tyres on my 1800kg single axle caravan were fitted ex-works with tyres with a 106 load rating, giving only a 5% margin. There aren't any tyres of the size I need with a higher load rating on the market.

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Even an 88 load rating gives you an 18% margin. I would have thought that is more than adequate. The tyres on my 1800kg single axle caravan were fitted ex-works with tyres with a 106 load rating, giving only a 5% margin. There aren't any tyres of the size I need with a higher load rating on the market.

thanks Lutz

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How heavy is your caravan? An 88 tyre load rating is good for 560kg. Multiply that by 4 for a twin axle and you get 2240kg. I can't think of many caravans that weight that much. Even if you may wish to have an additional 10% margin that some sources recommend they would still be more than adequate for a 2000kg caravan.

 

There is already an additional safety margin as a tyre's maximum load rating is for its rated speed and caravans are legally restricted to speeds well below the lowest available tyre speed rating of N. .

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My louisiana is sat on 4 x 185/65/14 91/93N, the old trailermax lasted over 5 years with no cracking so went for the same again.

 

Not sure if they do a 70 profile, can you use the 65 or does it have to be 70?

 

I guess the safety margin is up to personal preference, I thought having a slightly stronger tyre might help if one goes flat and all the weight goes on the remaining tyre until you stop?

 

If I remember they were c.£320 for all 5 including the local tyre man coming out to remove them,take them off to his workshop to fit and balance and bring them back to fit them, a round trip of 15 miles

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