Tyron safety bands for touring caravans
Earn a discount on your caravan insurance premiums
By fitting Tyron safety bands to your touring caravan you could save up to 10% on your premiums.
To see what you could save get an online quote today or call Club Care's dedicated team on 01277 243060
There are many safety devices available on the market and it can be difficult to decide which ones you should be using. One of the best-respected products available within the industry are Tyron safety bands, designed to hold the wheel and tyre together in the event of a blowout to allow you to guide the unit to safety.
However, in a recent survey only 8% of Club members surveyed said that they use them, despite the insurance discounts they bring, so are they something more caravanners should be considering?
What do Tyron bands do?
If you should suffer a flat tyre, then Tyron bands lock the tyre onto the wheel, preventing the tyre from lifting and the wheel touching the road surface. While it won’t prevent the tyre from deflating, it will allow you to keep steering and braking control so you can continue for up to 5 miles and find a safe place to stop.
The video below demonstrates how Tyron bands work and what happens when a caravan suffers a blowout with Tyron bands fitted:
As with all safety devices there are lots of myths around who needs them and what they will do, so we spoke to Tyron’s Technical Director Tony Glazebrook to ask him some of the questions our members have been sending in to us.
This interview is available for download at the bottom of this page to keep safe in case you need to refer to it in future.
Stories from members who have them and have needed them...
“We had a very bad accident three years ago on the motorway when a lorry pulled out into us, sending the car and caravan spinning around on the busy motorway and tyron bands work.”
“Two years ago we left a site in France; there were two of us travelling together with very similar caravans that were the same size. We were going through roadworks when we had a offside blowout in a pothole, and moments later so did my friend. We have bands fitted and kept our caravan under control, easily pulling into a layby where we found the wheel completely flat but with no damage. Our friend who did not have them fitted suffered damage to his wheel arch and surrounding area that cost £1000 to repair and had to fight to keep the van under control stopping on the road and limping along to us.”
“A few years ago in Cornwall we had a blowout coming down a very steep hill. The tyron bands kept us level until I managed to get it to a layby at the bottom.”
Insurance benefits of fitting Tyron bands
Many insurance companies recognise the safety benefits of fitting Tyron bands and so provide an insurance discount as an incentive. At The Camping and Caravanning Club our insurers Club Care will give you up to 10% discount for fitting Tyron bands. To see how much you could save by adding them, then get an online quote today - the discount will be automatically applied on your quote when you confirm during the process that they are fitted.