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Message posted by iank0122/3/2015 at 2:43pm
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Quote: Originally posted by kazo2014 on 22/3/2015
fully loaded our van is 1850kgs I take the view that if one of them went bang then that is 600kgs on each tyre, if the average van is 1250kgs fully loaded then we would be the same weight on the remaining 3 as that is on 2 tyres if you see what I am meaning? either way I would rather have the extra margin of the higher loading and buying the correctly walled tyres in the first place i.e. not car ones! is the first step



Not quite right as you would have nearly 900kg weight on the remaining tyre on the side of the blowout as the load would not spread aropund evenly.

Message posted by brianconwy22/3/2015 at 5:20pm
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I thought the important thing is that they are 8 ply.

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Message posted by trog10022/3/2015 at 6:00pm
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the important thing is they are up to doing the job they have to do.. they all have a maximum loading a maximum pressure and a maximum speed..

my single axle van tyres are rated at a max load of 750 kg each tyre.. a max pressure of 65 psi and max speed of 90mph..

in reality my van weighs 1100 kg.. my tyres are at 45 psi and i dont do much more than 60 mph..

work it out.. my tyres are cruising with a very easy life and a huge safety margin..

the same tyres on a twin axle van would carry 2200 kg easily and with a massive safety margin..

in truth caravan tyres have an easy life.. its a myth that says otherwise..

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8 ply tyres are for vans etc! A caravan is only the weight of a car, no need to have 8 ply tyres! Some trailer tyres designed for 2+ tonnes have reinforced tyres

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Tyre load ratings here. Its the number on the sidewall after size. That number tells you load rating of tyre in kg on chart in link. ratings of the 2 or 4 tyres must add up to more than caravan loaded weight.

It matters not whether tyres are 8ply van tyres or not provided total load rating is sufficient. Larger single axle caravans will usually require van tyres to achieve this.

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Message posted by brianconwy23/3/2015 at 7:55am
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As someone says, if a tyre blows on a twin axle there is a lot more pressure on the remaining tyre on that side. I like to have good tyres on our caravan and horse trailer. Just my preference. One area where I am not going to save a few pence.


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