Are you looking for cheap caravan tyres from some of the world’s leading brands? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Tyre Shopper, we stock a wide selection of caravan tyres to ensure that we meet the needs of a range of vehicles and budgets.
When it comes to purchasing your new caravan tyres, ensure that you 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.
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If you need any expert advice choosing the correct replacement caravan tyres, we suggest speaking directly to your nearest National Tyres and Autocare fitting centre on 0800 731 0133.
Below, you’ll find four useful points to keep in mind 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. However, caravan tyres have additional considerations when it comes to tyre tread. Due to their relatively low mileage and reduced time spent on the road, the rubber and overall tyre quality can deteriorate, so it’s standard practice to replace your caravan tyres every five to seven years to maintain a good safe tyre.
The noseweight of a caravan is the weight or downward force on your tow bar when it’s being towed, and it’s an essential element for vehicle balance. Your noseweight will differ depending on your car manufacturer and caravan, but the typical recommended noseweight for towing stability is around 5-7% of your caravan’s laden weight.
In order to find the accurate noseweight for your caravan, you can check your car’s handbook.
Extending the life of your caravan tyres is easy. Examine them for any signs of damage on a regular basis and give them a quick clean to remove any 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 your caravan tyres are turned regularly throughout the storage process, their shelf life will be prolonged.
When you’re browsing through your options for cheap caravan tyres, it’s essential that you do not deviate from the manufacturer’s original specifications, as this may affect the handling characteristics of your vehicle. Before heading off on every adventure, is also important to ensure that your vehicle is not overloaded, and that the tyre pressures are consistent with the load being carried.
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Are caravan tyres different to car tyres?
No, there are no differences between them. However, while both can be either radial-ply or cross-ply, it’s illegal to include both varieties on the same axle.
What pressure should caravan tyres be?
The safety and durability of your caravan tyres are dependent on inflation pressure. Every tyre has an optimum inflation pressure based on the load it’s carrying. As caravans generally operate at, or close to, their maximum weight, it’s good practice to select the optimum pressure for that particular load.
However, if your caravan is used significantly below its maximum weight, it’s best to opt for the optimum inflation pressure of its true laden weight, which can be confirmed by using a weighbridge.
When it comes to commercial tyres, bear in mind that they’re designed to operate over a wide spectrum of loads and can differ significantly when used on a caravan. For example, a tyre with a maximum inflation pressure of 52psi may require a pressure closer to 30psi when used on a caravan.
Lastly, remember that incorrect inflation pressure can adversely affect your caravan’s handling and can thus reduce its fuel efficiency.
How often should caravan tyres be replaced?
It’s generally accepted in the caravan industry that tyres should be changed around the every 5-7 years, even if they appear to be in pristine condition. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in a blow-out that can cause severe damage to the caravan.
It’s also worth noting that heavy, single-axle caravans are particularly susceptible to the effects of tyre neglect. If you own one of these types and the tyre’s running at 50psi or more, be sure to get them checked regularly after the three-year mark.
Do caravan tyres need balancing?
Wheel balancing is not a strict requirement, as most imbalances will not be felt when towing or during transit. However, there’s no harm in getting your wheels balanced for peace of mind and to ensure your caravan ride is as smooth as possible.