Caravans have tyre issues that are not encountered with the average car tyre.
For a start, the wear patterns on caravan and trailer tyres are different to cars and 4wd’s as the weight loadings are generally higher.
This problem can be added to by the owner illegally overloading the ‘van over its permitted weight behind the axle by putting in those extras like a barbecue, chairs, table, outdoor lights and a tent, as well as that extra water for the shower, that are a ‘must’ for the holidays.
Another important consideration is that the weight relationship of the tow vehicle should be at least the weight of the caravan to avoid the ‘tail wagging the dog’ which could mean that the ‘van becomes unstable in high cross wind, heavy cornering, heavy braking or uneven or slippery road surfaces.
Caravan tyres are also prone to cracking and splitting if the ‘van’ is stored for a period on its tyres with the resulting potential of blowouts and shredding.
With tandem wheels, the close proximity of the two axles doesn’t allow all tyres to freely rotate when cornering, which means that some or all of the tyres will be trying to scrub sideways every time the van turns a corner.
At Green Distillation Technologies we can recycle end-of life caravan tyres, provided they haven’t been shredded and are spread over a ten kilometre stretch of the Pacific Highway.
We can turn the saved bits into oil, carbon and steel, using our world-first Australian technology as we can also recycle, car, truck and oversize tyres like those from mining dump trucks, road making and agricultural machinery.
We think this is much better recycling solution that burying them in the ground or chopping them up in pieces for an uncertain future, after all a four tonne mining dump truck tyre will yield us 1.6 tonnes of carbon, 0.8 tonnes of steel and 1500 litres of oil.