As a caravan user, you may feel the constant need to ensure that the Caravan is up to the required standard. This starts with the type of tyre installed into the Caravan and how you can ensure they are the right options.
What Tyres Do Caravans Need?
Caravans need tyres that are specially designed for them. Ordinarily, the caravan tyre may look like the regular car tyre that is available in your garage. But, the right way to go is not to use the same tyre on your Caravan.
Some tyres are specifically designed for the Caravan crafted by the weight and peculiarities that come with the Caravan. So, your regular car tyres may not have the durability or fit to hold up the Caravan. In this post are all you need to know about the tyres of your Caravan.
Are Caravan Tyres The Same As Car Tyres?
Caravan tyres are caravan tyres and should be used on caravans alone unless defined by the manufacturer. Car tyres are designed to hold up cars and not a caravan as the weight it holds differ as well as other things.
Several users believe that because they both share similar features, they can be interchanged. Well, it is not a safe choice as they may not fit the wheel as would the original caravan tyre. Some may argue the differences, but using the car tyre with a caravan tyre is illegal in several regions.
Thus to be safe and on the right side of the law simultaneously, ensure that you don’t use a caravan tyre on a car and vice versa. Instead, contact an expert of a certified dealer to help you pick out the tyres for your Caravan.
While we’re at it, it’s worth checking the tyres on your towing vehicle too before setting off on any trip with your caravan.
What To Consider When Going For Caravan Tyres
Having good tyres aids for ease whilst on a trip in a caravan. Also, it ensures that the tyres can be used for a long time without needing a replacement. But several factors mitigate against the durability of the tyres, such as weather, type of roads, etc.
Based on things that should be done just before you get a tyre for your Caravan, you can finally be sure about the tyre. So, do the following before purchasing a new caravan tyre:
• Make your own research of tyre manufacturer.
• Don’t go for attraction; go for durability.
• Keep a check on the condition of the tyre.
• Get a qualitatively analysed warranty.
• Always ensure pressure doesn’t exceed the usual value index.
When Do Caravan Tyres Need Replacing?
Caravan owners, in most cases, leave their Caravan at a spot for a lengthy period; this in return causes tyres to deflate themselves. Nevertheless, every tyre has an expiring date attached to it, and so it makes it necessary to check out the tyres constantly and to get those caravan tyres changed from time to time as a matter of routine.
Observing a proper service & maintenance routine on the Caravan will enable you to foretell accurately when to go for new caravan tyres. Note, this does not take out the possibilities of unexpected events affecting the tyre’s life span.
As a rule of thumb, caravan tyres are specified to have a lifespan of 3-5 years of usage (even if still in good condition) before the change.
Ensure to record every mileage and be alert at all times to get information as to where you’re journeying to. The route could be bumpy for the tyres of the Caravan to aid a smooth drive through. That may cause damages and reduction of lifespan and so always do the following:
• Regularly check the tyre for unseen damages.
• Dismantle the Caravan’s tyre if it won’t be used in a long period.
• Always keep a complete set of tools handy that can be used in replacing the tyre in case of an emergency.
• Always remember to check the expiry date of the tyres.
• Keep spares available in case the installed ones get compromised.
Are There Tyres I Shouldn’t Buy For My Caravan?
The caravan tyres are made up of natural rubber material prone to wear out in time, and so you would need to get an original one. Fake caravan tyres would make it necessary to change the tyres more frequently than required.
Also, each caravan tyre has its peculiarities due to the manufacturers, which you would have to watch out for. Not all tyres can work with every Caravan; you would have to be certain that the caravan would work for what you need.
In this regard, it is not always the best decision to buy or install a tyre that has been previously used. They may not fit or even not provide the balance needed to ensure a smooth ride in your caravan.
Thus, when your caravan tyre needs replacement, always go to a certified dealer or a maintenance shop for help. With their expertise, you would have the ability to pick the right option for yourself. Besides, it would be harder to buy a fake one.
Generally, do the following when you need to replace your Caravan’s tyre:
• Thoroughly research caravan tyre suppliers – some caravan clubs might have recommended dealers or suppliers with club discounts.
• Know what you want for a tyre.
• Be sure to ask questions.
• Consult your owner’s guide and manual for recommended caravan tyre types.
• Stick to a trusted dealer.
Caravans are not regular cars, and so they have a different type of tyre attached to their wheels. The first mistake you would make as a caravan owner would be using just any tyre on your Caravan. Since the tyres attached to the Caravan are specifically manufactured for that purpose, they are the best option for you.
The right tyre means that it gets to last for as long as is recommended by the manufacturers. They also provide a sense of security that leaves you sure that your Caravan is well and ready to go on a trip with you.
Lastly, ensure that you always have a spare and changing tool while out with the Caravan on a long trip. With that, all I can say is… Happy Caravanning!