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Post by RoyatPB on Wed May 07, 2014 5:49 pm

Tyres were showing signs of cracking on our Nuevo. Did some research - did not want to travel too far. Decided on Conti Vanco Camper. Kwik fit £760+ for four fitted and not very helpful in offer of fitting - said they could not accommodate height and had no advice to progress from there.
Ultimately STS Group (Stapleton's) helpful and £533 fitted.  content
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Re: Tyres

Post by crimbo on Sat May 17, 2014 9:09 am

Wow  frustrating very disappionting  to hear. I had exactly four of the same Vanco campers fitted on my Nuevo Sept last year and for the very same reason. They were fitted by my local Kwik Fit who were extremely helpful and gave me an excellent discount  agree3 

This is exactly the way the bill was laid out,

                                    Unit Price              Qty             Price Inc VAT
Conti vanco camper        £158.00                 4                  £428.00
Wheel Balance                   £6.75                 4                    £27.00
Eco Tyre Disposal               £1.50                 4                     £6.00
Valve                                £4.75                 4                    £19.00

                                                 Total Price Inc VAT         £480.00
                                                  
                                                 Including a Discount of    £204.00

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Re: Tyres

Post by Paulmold on Sat May 17, 2014 9:21 am

I had two Michelin Agilis fitted in September at £143 each all inclusive at HiQ tyre centres (national chain) Mine were 215/70 x 15 .

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Post by boxerman on Sat May 17, 2014 10:11 am

Mine runs on standard Conti Vanco Eco's. Front two replaced last May (2013) by Event Tyres at my home. 195/70R15 104/102R  £197.80 for the pair (£98.90 each) all in.

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Post by Paulmold on Sat May 17, 2014 10:27 am

I wouldn't have paid for Agilis myself, only got them to match the other pair and the dealer was paying (but I did shop around for them)

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Post by RoyatPB on Sat May 17, 2014 11:46 am

Interesting comments - thanks.
Must say that historically Kwik Fit had been helpful with good comparative prices. Thing is to watch for the discount periods. I think I got the wrong person on the wrong day. All in all pleased with outcome @ £133 per tyre from STS.
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Post by modelman on Sat May 17, 2014 7:39 pm

Just had 4 x 205/70/15C  6 steel ply Falkern Van radials for £85.00 each fitted.

And according to my 'tyre-man', they're ok for motorhomes, but only good for 65psi, I run them at 60 anyway.

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Post by skylark11 on Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:55 pm

hello yes i have just had 5 215/75/r16 continental vanco , new valves balanced, for £606, which i thought ok as looking on internet black circles etc wanted a lot more, oh, i had them fitted at gt tyres Cardigan, i know a lot of money but peace of mind and safety paramount up!
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Re: Tyres

Post by inspiredron on Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:47 pm

My nuevo Lancashire is fitted with Continentals. Traction seems poor uphill on wet grass or gravel,  or even mounting levelling ramps when wet. Looking at the tread there seems to be a distinct lack of transverse content to the pattern which is predominantly around the tyre. 
Do other folk with Continentals have the same problem?

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Re: Tyres

Post by DuxDeluxe on Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:42 am

Cheapest I found was tyre leader - used them to replace my 215/70's with 225/70 15's for the higher load rating. About £120 fitted each tyre ( which was done by HiQ)

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Re: Tyres

Post by PennyandDerek on Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:54 pm

Inspiredron,

In a word..........yes! hugegrins 

Lots of earlier threads on members using winter/m&s tyres all year round because of this problem.

This was my take on the matter two years ago,

http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t5265-winter-tyres

Two years wear and still going fine.

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Re: Tyres

Post by Jaytee on Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:24 pm

I have continental M+S and very pleased with them even on my field which does get quite 'soft'. Rear wheel drive does help as well though up!

Also use them on my Landy, great allthumbz. (Not the same ones though, different sizes snigger)

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