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.
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.
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.