Tyres for Motorhomes and Caravans

Campervans, motorhomes, and caravans can be fitted onto a vehicle as per its weight and size. The tyres of the car could be light van type of traditional tyres. In many cases, car manufacturers suggest getting tyres fitted that have the mark ‘CP’, which is ideally developed to be filled with more pressure than the conventional car tyres. This is particularly applicable to heavy-weight cars that are used as motor-able homes. The ‘CP’ marking is mentioned to deal with any deflection in the tyre that may be caused due to extra weight. It could also bear the car parked at the spot where it is usually there for a longer period, given the increased reinforcement onto the sidewall. The handbook of the car should always be checked before buying a set of tyres for replacement. All manufacturers of tyres do not make tyres that are marked with the initials ‘CP’. 

The legal limit of the depth of the tyre’s tread is 1.6mm in many countries. This is measured across the tyre’s circumference. If any car is unable to fulfil these parameters, a heavy penalty could be imposed on the driver or owner of the car. The driver must make sure that the tyres being fitted onto the vehicle are of the right dimensions and recommended by the manufacturer. The car tyres need to be of the same load index, speed rating, and size if fitted on the same axle. The spare car tyre is also included in this regard. The tyres should always be checked physically and inspected visually for any bulges, wear, or cracks in the tyre’s sidewalls daily. If there is an iota of doubt, tyre experts must be consulted to offer more meaningful advice to the owners.

Caravans mostly have a pretty less mileage as they are used to holiday. This does not let the tread depth reduce faster than it usually would do in a traditional car type. All tyres, however, degenerate with exposure and age, which might pose to be risky in the case of tyres of a caravan. The tyres fitted on a caravan should be changed in 5 years or so. This was a recommendation from the association of tyre manufacturers residing in Britain. The tyres must never be used for more than seven years. If the tyres Airdrie have been filled with more pressure, they should be changed after every three to 5 years. Caravans are made to stand for prolonged periods making them probe to flat spots and could result in a puncture. The tread of the tyres could get highly affected by ultraviolet radiations. Hence it is advised to place the caravan in a cool and dry place and not directly contact the sunlight. The wheels of the caravan every month should be rotated to prevent the spots from surfacing. 

The pressure of the tyre should be as mentioned by the manufacturer. Over or under inflation could fail in the tyre’s functioning. It could also cause the wearing of tyres unevenly, thereby affecting the overall performance. The tyres’ pressure must be checked now and then to make sure that the valve does not leak and the cap is fitted securely. The capacity of load that the tyres can withstand should be maintained to ensure the caravan is stable while being driven around. It would also take care of the safety aspect if the capacity is well within limits and is not exceeded. The nose weight must be different to figure out the suitable range for getting the vehicle towed. This would depend on the caravan’s full weight. Inadequate weight on the caravan’s hitch could result in the caravan being unstable while driving.

Replacing the tyre that differs in its speed rating, load, and size are illegal in many countries. The tyres should be checked thoroughly before heading towards a long journey specifically. Visual inspection of the tyres at regular intervals is very important to cover all aspects of safety. If any damage can be seen, the mobile tyre fitting Airdriservices should be consulted to help repair and replace the tyres.


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