Winter puts extra requirements on campers’ tires, see best brands and models of winter tires and what is special about them….
Pulling a travel trailer or hauling a fifth wheel behind your car already adds an extra stress on driver.
Winter makes it even more demanding, so to make your camping adventure an enjoyable and stress-less experience you should have winter tires on both vehicles.
It not only about the stress - winter tires are important because they ensure safety for driving in winter season.
They provide the maximum grip for the campers on road when temperature goes close to freezing temperatures.
Winter tires have rubber compounds formulated to stay soft and pliable for better traction in cold weather, something that all-season tires don’t have. If the tire rubber is flexible it wiggles and fits into the microscopic grooves in the pavement. Summer tires are not soft or flexible and unfit to negotiate the valleys and hills which the harsh winter creates on pavements.
Before going farther you may want to see what makes the difference....
Michelin Xi2 Winter Tire - is a promise and guarantee of winter's safe adventure
Grip: The things to look for in winter tires are road grip.
Lateral Grip: While talking about grip, lateral grip introduced by Nokian winter models adds more value to your tires.
Less Squishy: Many people complain that winter tires are “squishy” on dry roads. This is because the winter tires are made from flexible rubber compounds. So another thing to look for in winter tires is the lesser degree of squishiness, because however extreme be the winter condition your vehicle has to negotiate dry roads at times.
All brands have their online shopping outlets where there is more price discount available compared to brick-and-mortar stores. Sites like tirebuyer.com have a wide range of winter tires on offer. Nokian tires are sold through a wide range of retailers spread across USA and most of the European countries.
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV Winter Tires are available for as low as $126. But for additional features prices may go up to $360. Michelin camper winter tires range between $200 and $348. All other winter tires fit for campers come within this range. Please note that winter tires with extra studs are pricier than stud-less winter tires.