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19/11/2019 at 1:34pm
 Location: BLACK((gods)) COUNTRY
 Outfit: Pi;ote Reference 740
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Hi I have a Pilote g740lj A class motorhome,max weight is 3500kgs,I cant find the tyre pressures for this model,so wonder if anyone can help me.?
Cheers
Alan

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19/11/2019 at 1:56pm
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Based on a previous discussion about the pressures on our tyres (not the same MH model as yours however), try -
1. the tyre wall.
2. the handbook.
3. the dashboard display, if you have one (warning when pressure drops below where it should be).
4. the label inside the cab door frame.
All four said 5.5 bars for our vehicle.

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19/11/2019 at 4:20pm
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My Motorhome has continental Vanco tyres fitted so I contacted them and they were very helpful in providing me with a chart for tyre pressures depending on the front and rear axle leadings.
The result was different from the tyre pressure labels stuck on the door pillar by Peugeot.
Best to get your Motorhome checked for loading at your local weighbridge.

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19/11/2019 at 5:07pm
 Location: Near Stand Road Chesterfield
 Outfit: Pilote Reference P716 LPR
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You need to know the front and rear axle weights and it is common sense to get it weighed, preferably in 'holiday' mode when fully laden (around 5 to use a local weighbridge), before adjusting your tyre pressures.

Any guesswork will mean your tyres probably won't last as long and may wear unevenly.

With the tyres I have fitted - Continental (225/70 R 15C 112/110) - on my Pilote on a Ducato base and with front axle 1560kg and rear axle 1940kg, confirmed fully laden by a weighbridge, the recommended pressures are 47psi front and 61psi rear.

Michelin have always recommended the maximum pressure in their tyres, and many of you will continue to take their advice, but those who have actually weighed their vehicles and reduced pressures will know what a big difference to ride and comfort is achieved.

I'm never sure why Motorhomes are run at the tyres maximum, usually 80psi, which gives a harsh ride and on many roads could dislodge your false teeth and certainly rattle the chassis with the hard tyres and no 'give'.

Everyone has an opinion on tyre pressures but my Pilote has run well with minimal tyre wear over 30.000 miles and there's no reason why yours shouldn't do the same with similar pressures.

Hope this helps.


29/11/2019 at 9:31am
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My Peugeot based Autocruise Wentworth at 3700kg has recommended tyre pressures of 66 psi in all tyres. This gives me a good ride comfort, good road holding and good traction on grass fields.
If that helps.


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01/12/2019 at 10:35am
 Location: Cornwall
 Outfit:  Hobby 650 Ec low profile motorhome
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Quote: Originally posted by KeithChesterfield on 19/11/2019
You need to know the front and rear axle weights and it is common sense to get it weighed, preferably in 'holiday' mode when fully laden (around 5 to use a local weighbridge), before adjusting your tyre pressures.

Any guesswork will mean your tyres probably won't last as long and may wear unevenly.

With the tyres I have fitted - Continental (225/70 R 15C 112/110) - on my Pilote on a Ducato base and with front axle 1560kg and rear axle 1940kg, confirmed fully laden by a weighbridge, the recommended pressures are 47psi front and 61psi rear.

Michelin have always recommended the maximum pressure in their tyres, and many of you will continue to take their advice, but those who have actually weighed their vehicles and reduced pressures will know what a big difference to ride and comfort is achieved.

I'm never sure why Motorhomes are run at the tyres maximum, usually 80psi, which gives a harsh ride and on many roads could dislodge your false teeth and certainly rattle the chassis with the hard tyres and no 'give'.

Everyone has an opinion on tyre pressures but my Pilote has run well with minimal tyre wear over 30.000 miles and there's no reason why yours shouldn't do the same with similar pressures.

Hope this helps.




I'm fully with Keith on this one.
Michelin quote 5.5 all round and I know they make them but from where I'm sitting, they say that because so many motorhomers haven't got a clue what the weights of the frant and rear axle loads are, let alone the gross weight.

Answer me this one if you go by the theory,"They make the tyres, they should know."
EVERY car on the raod has a plate on it somewhere (usually on the filler cap) telling you what the tyre pressures should be for various loads ie 2 peeps in the car, 5 peeps in the car. They're not the same pressures because the weight inside the car has a corresponding demand on the tyres.
Why should motorhomes be different?
Find out the weight of axle and pressure the tyres accordingly. You will find a guide here. Its primarily for caravans but the same principal applies;
https://the-trudgians.com/tyre-pressure-calculator

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01/12/2019 at 12:21pm
 Location: Near Stand Road Chesterfield
 Outfit: Pilote Reference P716 LPR
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The best and most accurate site to determine your tyre pressures is - https://www.tyresafe.org






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