The Caravan Guard Gear Guide: Motorhome Tyres

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  1. Vian Morris says:

    Tyres and pressures are the most important things to check regularly on your motor home.A very costly piece of rubber on each corner.I have a Rapido A class,over 3500 kg,I have had two blowouts in France,both Michelins,when the sidewalls have split,still loads of tread on and no sign of cracking on sidewallsI have now upgraded to Hankook Cargo tyres,with stronger 116/118 sidewalls,brilliant tyres and I think better than Michelin.Michelin tyres are not the bees knees,search on Internet,there are better.

  2. Paul says:

    What percentage are the cost of tyres compared to the Motorhome itself, including contents and lives being transported, not to mention the hassle of changing a wheel at the side of the road

    • Hi Paul,

      I guess it depends on which motorhome you choose! Tyres aren’t the cheapest of things but they are a Great long-term investment. We most things, you get what you pay for so it’s always worth spending what you can for the best possible performance.

      Many thanks


  3. Gerry Simpson says:

    I have Michelin Camping tyres on my Autcruise Agusta but I’ve noted that OEM Michelins last much longer than replacements, I think Michelin deliberately supply quicker wearing tyres once they have you on the hook….. Don’t play their game alternatives are available!

  4. R.J.Potts says:

    I have an Autocruise Starblazer 2006 4250 gvw. its still on its original tyres. the spare has not seen light of day. Mileage is 15,000
    Its tested at an HGV centre by the same tester who is very thorough with the tyre at my request. He does not agree with the 5 year rule, and thinks its a ploy by tyre manufacturers.. He gives the scenario of tyres sitting in warehouses for perhaps years. I rely on his opinion, but this 5 year rule does worry me.. I have seen the damage a blowout causes to motorhomes and caravans. So which way do you go?

    • Hi R J Potts,

      Many thanks for getting in touch. Tyre ageing and damage can be more common with motorhomes, caravans and other vehicles only used occasionally. The AA recommends that you check for signs of cracking on the sidewalls of tyres that are four or five years old if your car – or in your case motorhome – is parked outside. If you’ve already spoken to professional perhaps you could seek a second opinion? It’s always worth getting as much information before replacing your tyres.

      Many thanks


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