Smiler

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  1. Smiler added a topic in Campsites all around Britain   

    Campsite near Needham Market, Suffolk
    Does anyone know of a campsite that has a pool and will take touring caravans close to Needham Market. I'm happy to drive about 20 mins to get into the town, no longer really.
    Thanks
    Jerry 
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  2. Smiler added a post in a topic Tyron portable fitting tool   


    I was hoping to get one second hand and therefore cheaper.
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  3. Smiler added a topic in For Sale and Wanted   

    Tyron portable fitting tool




    Has anyone got a Tyron portable fitting tool they want to unload?
    I'm based in Devon but if you are prepared to post........
    Regards
    Jerry. 





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  4. Smiler added an answer to a question Help with tyres - please......   



    I found some 195/70 R14 99/101 from National Tyres. Not a bad price at just over £60 each and they do mobile fitting. Now prior to arranging anything I had an Internet chat with the help people. I informed them that I had some Tyron band paperwork in the bundle that came with the caravan but there was no marker on the rim. I told them that it might have bands fitted and if so, was that a problem for the fitter. I was told it wouldn't be a problem. Therefore I ordered two and arranged a date to have them fitted.

    A couple of days later I had a call saying the fitter wasn't prepared to travel to me as it was too far for him. I had a brief chat with customer services who initially suggested I take the tyres to a local outlet. Eventually they came around to my way of thinking and the fitter arrived promptly on the day in question.

    With the first tyre partially off we quickly established that I did indeed have Tyron bands. He didn't have the kit. He rang the local outlet and they didn't have the tools. He rang Plymouth and Bristol but to no avail. In the end I got a refund.

    I still don't have tyres fitted.


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  5. Smiler added an answer to a question New tyres   

    Thanks. Gives me something to work with.


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  6. Smiler added a question in Workshop   

    New tyres
    Given that caravan tyres have a recommended 5 years life in them, when fitting new tyres, what manufacture date would you find acceptable?



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  7. Smiler added an answer to a question Help with tyres - please......   



    Sorry Gary, no matter how many times I read this I don't understand. Pretend you are talking to an old confused relative. Are you saying 185/75R14, 175/?/R14 and 185/?/R14 will all fit?


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  8. Smiler added an answer to a question Help with tyres - please......   


    I thought as much. They appear to be budget tyres. In fact it was the only one that came up on the size / load required, so I didn't even get a choice to go for any mid range.

    I have found a local independent tyre chap and I'm waiting for an email back from him. I don't mind paying a bit more to support a local business but not an exorbitant amount.

    What is the issue with the spare in France. Are they all supposed to be the same brand?


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  9. Smiler added an answer to a question Help with tyres - please......   


    That's not a bad idea


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  10. Smiler added an answer to a question Help with tyres - please......   


    Crikey I thought that was cheap. I haven't found anything cheaper on the interweb. That was £40 something for each tyre. £80 something for the pair, fitted at my home.


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  11. Smiler added an answer to a question Help with tyres - please......   


    The trouble is I know nothing about tyres. Following the etyres link (putting in a random postcode because they don't cover my area) it gives me 3 tyres. Each costing £46 and a few different pence. Which is best? I've not got a clue.

    I hate paying for tyres, I don't know why I just do. I have a VW transporter and always treat it to budget tyres. It's a large family vehicle, one we can throw camping gear and bikes into rather than a commercial workhorse so it really doesn't do great mileage. Budget tyres have never caused me any problems. Who I get them from may and that's why kwik fit would not have been my first choice.


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  12. Smiler added an answer to a question Help with tyres - please......   


    I'll look into that. Thanks. Cheapest I've found so far was kwik fit at around £84 for the pair. That's doing it at my home. I wouldn't normally use them but at that price........


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  13. Smiler added an answer to a question Help with tyres - please......   

    Thanks very much. Etyres don't cover Devon unfortunately.


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  14. Smiler added a question in Workshop   

    Help with tyres - please......
    Hi, I have an Elddis Avante 524 ( 2004 I think). The tyres currently on it are cracking on the walls and appeared to have been manufactured in 2010, so need to be changed. They are 195/70 R14 95H. Are they suitable? Should I be looking for a higher load rating?

    Regards

    Jerry.


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