Why like-for-like replacement is recommended for motorhome tyres

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With two Bank Holidays next month, motorhome owners are likely to be planning at least one trip – so if you hoping to get your vehicle out on the road for the first time this year we strongly recommend you check your tyres.

Many of our customers turn to us for advice before buying their new motorhome tyres and one of the most common questions we are asked is should they stick with their original make and model when ordering new motorhome tyres.

We explain that the original motorhome tyres fitted would have been determined by joint consultation between the vehicle and tyre manufacturers and take into account all aspects of operation.

We advise customers that any changes in tyre size or type should not be undertaken without seeking advice from the motorhome or tyre manufacturer in order to avoid detrimental effects on the handling and safety.

The tyres originally fitted to your motorhome are usually of a “Light Commercial” (C) category. They are designed to cater for the higher loads imposed by motorhomes. Deviating from the original specification is likely to have an effect on the handling and general characteristics of the vehicle.

etyres also advise that having the same construction of motorhome tyres on all wheels is preferable for handling. If this is not possible then only tyres of equal size and service description (load index/speed symbol) and identical wheels should be fitted across an axle and carried as a spare. Never replace tyres with ones of a lower speed rating or load capacity.

Finally, once you have had your new motorhome tyres fitted and you are responsible for their maintenance, remember that the tyre pressures across an axle should also be equal.

etyres supply and fit a wide range of motorhome tyres and our convenient mobile service means you can have them fitted at your home or storage site.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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