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Subject Topic: Caravan Tyre Valve Safety Warning
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Message posted by naturlist123 on 02/12/2013 at 7:50pm
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I had my tyres changed two years ago and checked for date of manufacture before fitted along with new valves. the old Maxi milers were in great shape but 5year old, and as caravans spend more time static than moving the tyres tend to distort with load hence more sidewall blow outs than tread punctures also ultra violet light deterates the tyres when static ie the sunlight heating up your tyre/s when onsite or storage. I have seen tyres on vans on site that are virtually flat.I check my pressures before every trip and make sure they are 60PSI as hand book. I also have a motor mover fitted which I also test so I make sure the tyres do not sit in the same place before I moved the van by putting a chalk mark on the tyres 1/4 turn can make a lot of differance. Do you know it is illegal for tyre companies to fit tyres over 3 years old from date of manufacture on your car so I presume its the same for caravans so those spares on E-bay are not such a bargain,  hence the sudden drop in price of expensive tyres at your local tyre shop they are coming upto 2/3 year old  and want to get rid.

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