Tyre Shopper sells a range of tyres suitable for caravans, motorhomes and trailers.
Look out for tyres marked ‘C’ or ‘CP’ as these denote light commercial tyres suitable for these types of vehicles. These tyres are specifically engineered to carry the extra load imposed by these heavier body types.
It is important to ensure that you do not deviate from the manufacturers original specifications as this may affect the handling characteristics of your vehicle. It is also important to ensure that your vehicle is not overloaded and that the tyre pressures are consistent with the load being carried.
If you are looking to purchase caravan, motorhome or trailer tyres please enter your vehicle registration so we can help you find the perfect tyre for your vehicle. If you do not know your vehicle registration number, please enter your tyre size. If you would like expert advice choosing the correct replacement tyre, we suggest speaking directly to your nearest National Tyres and Autocare fitting centre on 0800 731 0133
Caravan Tyre Information
It may be surprising, but caravan tyres are not made specifically for the use of caravans but are the same tyres we use on cars or small commercial vans. However, they’re used differently as they don’t need to cope with high-speed braking but do need to accommodate increased pressure from heavier loads.
Here are four things to consider when it comes to caravan tyres.
It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that the correct tyres are fitted to the caravan as indicated by the manufacturer’s guidelines. Tyres must be the same size across the axle and meet the same load index and speed rating. It is vital to stay on top of these requirements as failure to comply could result in a fine of up to £2,500 and 3 penalty points issued per tyre.
Like all car tyres and light commercial vehicle tyres, the minimum tread depth for caravan tyres is 1.6mm. Caravan tyres have additional considerations when it comes to tyre tread as, due to their relatively low mileage and reduced time spent on the road, the rubber and overall tyre quality can deteriorate. Replacing your caravan tyres every three years is standard practice to maintain a good safe tyre.
The noseweight of a caravan is an essential element for vehicle balance. It should be determined by the laden weight of the caravan for the optimum unit for towing. The size and type of vehicle towing the caravan will have an impact upon this. It is estimated that this is set at 7% of the laden weight.
Extending the life of your caravan tyres is easy. Examine them for any signs of damage and give them a quick clean to remove and traces of material that can deteriorate the rubber, such as petrol. If you are removing your caravan or motorhome tyres, make sure you cover them from the sun as UV rays can be particularly harmful. It’s also advisable that your caravan is securely jacked up to release pressure from the tyres. As long as they are turned regularly throughout the storage process their shelf life will be prolonged.