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Post by Peterm on Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:38 am

Hello again.

The front tyres on my Nuevo ES provide no grip on grass and are about ready to be changed due to age. Can anyone recommend some tyres which both grip well and do not effect fuel economy, please?

Peter M

PS tries my gas fire out in last nights gale with it's new flue extension, and it coughed a bit once but didn't blow out. Cannot wait for a test in open country.
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Post by roli on Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:52 am

Never been impressed with Pirelli as far as grip is concerned on any surface.

We had Continental Vanco's on our last fwd van (Boxer) and they were ok unless the ground was very wet and you will suffer with any fwd under those circumstances. Michelin are a good tyre and like Continental do a motorhome suitable version.

You cant compare like for like with our Tranny as its rwd which tends to be better for grass/soft surfaces but that has Hankook tyres on as fitted by Ford new

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Post by dandywarhol on Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:44 pm

Original conti Vancos were about as much use as a chocolate fireguard on the VW.

I fitted a pair of Gislaved Norfrosts and noted an immediate difference - they now chew up the campsite with ease biggrin

Seriously though, great grip under all conditions so far, and quieter than the Contis (except on Shellgrip at traffic lights) - just looking forward to the snow!

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Post by plattypus on Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:42 pm

I've just had a set of Hancook winter tyres fitted on the Symbol. Not had any 'winter weather' to test yet. But my son has had them on his VW van for 2 winters, He runs his outdoor pursuits training business here in the Lakes, does loads of work in the Highlands too and swears by them, says they get him every where.
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Post by Peterm on Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:33 pm

Thanks for the advice, folks. I hope you are not just skidding me.

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Post by deckie on Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:41 pm

Peterm wrote:Thanks for the advice, folks. I hope you are not just skidding me.

Peterm

Hi Peter,

I'm afraid that just got you enrolled hugegrins

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Post by Paulmold on Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:09 pm

deckie wrote:
Peterm wrote:Thanks for the advice, folks. I hope you are not just skidding me.

Peterm

Hi Peter,

I'm afraid that just got you enrolled hugegrins

Brian

I thought it would!
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Post by deckie on Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:56 am

Hi All,

Deckie being serous ....(oh yes i can hugegrins )

I have found this site very helpful in the past ;- [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Post by breakaleg on Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:30 pm

If the ground /grass feels soft, we put the front wheels on a couple of cheap rubber mats, from a pound type shop, gives you enough grip to get you moving.

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