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Could somebody please let me know the correct tyre pressures for Bridgestone Duravis 205 70R 15C tyres which are fitted to my T4 Camper?
There is no sticker on the driver's door, nor any info in the handbook.
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Many thanks for the replies
I had been told by a tyre supplier, if the camper is loaded up when camping, 50 front, 55 rear
 

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I had a mate who pumped his tyres up on his mums car thus. She nearly binned it first time out. It did feel rather strange to drive.
 

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46 to 48 front 44 to 46 back, i roll on standard 195 70 15 steels, was told 55f 58b felt every bump, 48f 50b is so much better, its also about how it rides and its only the driver who can judge this, they way i was told is after you come off a dusty road look at how it sits on your tyres, front coverage should be all tread with appox inch tread each side and back have about 5mm each side, bit hard to explain.
 

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I had a mate who pumped his tyres up on his mums car thus. She nearly binned it first time out. It did feel rather strange to drive.
What a strange post...no information about pressures, so not at all relevant:confused:
 

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The correct tyre pressures depends on the weight of your van (including passengers and luggage so this will vary), and the size and make of tyres. You will need the following information to calculate correct PSI for any given combination:

(Gross) weight of vehicle
load rating of tyres at max PSI (the sidewall will have this information - something like 600kg at 44 PSI etc)

For example, if your car weighs with some passengers and baggage say 1700kg

Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD2s are rated for 545KG at 44 PSI so:

545kg x 4 = 2180kg (max load)
2180 (combined max load) ÷ 1700 (vehicle weight) = 1.28
44 (max tyre PSI) ÷ 1.28 = 34.31

So you should inflate your tyres to 34 PSI / 2.4 bar in that example.

Just substitute your vehicle weight and tyre max load

You may wish to work out the difference for front and rear axle
 

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The following weights are for the maximum permitted axle weight that is recommended by the manfacturer. The load rating represents the minimum load rating needed for the highest of the two maximum permitted axel weights.

The following chart is meant only a guide and you should always check your individual vehicle for the precise axle weights.


T4a Pre-Facelift
Model Year Wheelbase Front Axle Weight Rear Axle Weight Combined Axel Weight Minimum Load Rating*
Van 800 1990 - 1995 SWB 1200kg 1200kg 2400kg 90
Van 1000 1990 - 1995 SWB 1350kg 1380kg 2730kg 95
Van 1200 1990 - 1995 LWB 1430kg 1460kg 2890kg 97
Caravelle 1990 - 1995 SWB 1350kg 1380kg 2730kg 95
Chassis Cab 1990 - 1995 1430kg 1460kg 2890kg 97

T4b Facelift

Model Year Wheelbase Front Axle Weight Rear Axle Weight Combined Axel Weight Minimum Load Rating*
Van 800 1996 - 2003 SWB 1250kg 1230kg 2480kg 92
Van 1000 1996 - 2003 SWB & LWB 1430kg 1410kg 2840kg 97
Van 1200 1996 - 2003 SWB & LWB 1510kg 1490kg 3000kg 99
Caravelle, Eurovan 1996 - 2003 SWB 1480kg 1230kg 2710kg 98
Caravelle, Eurovan 1996 - 2003 LWB 1600kg 1330kg 2930kg 100
Multivan 1996 - 2003 SWB 1510kg 1230kg 2740kg 99
Kombi 1996 - 2003 SWB 1510kg 1330kg 2840kg 99
Kombi 1996 - 2003 LWB 1600kg 1490kg 3090kg 100
Chassis Cab 1996 - 2003 1510kg 1490kg 3000kg 99
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
This has been very helpful to me in getting good guidance to inflate my tyres at the correct pressures
The tyre supplier gave me pressures a bit high it would appear
Thanks again to all who replied
As a rookie this is a great forum to learn from
Best regards
Ghc
 

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The pressure will also depend on the load rating of the tyre, you need that really to work it out. You also need an idea how heavy your van actually is now it's a camper on each axle to help work out the correct pressure, too low and you risk blow out due to the side wall over heating due to being flexed too much, too high and the ride will be bad and you will lose grip.

There is a proper table which I can check at work that uses the load rating, I will have a look for it when back in tuesday
 
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