RV Tire Tips: How To Care For Them?

June 13,2024

The RV tires are one of the most crucial, although often overlooked, components on an RV. It’s critical to ensure that your tires and the air in them allow them to be smooth on the  road in order to support the whole load of your rig. We elaborate on the ‘must-know’ points to look for when buying an RV tire.

Tire Care:

  • When tires are stored, they lose two pounds of air pressure every month.
  • Check tire pressure only when the tires are cold; even a kilometer  of drive will cause the air in the tires to expand.
  • Tires that haven’t been used for a long time might actually age quicker, since chemicals that prevent the rubber from environmental splits and UV damage aren’t released.
  • You already know the load range of all tires, which is usually written on the side of the tire.
  • Trailer tires endure high lateral (side-to-side) stresses due to sway and as such it is important to pump the tires to the pressure stated on the sidewall to offer optimum load bearing capability
  • Load and inflation charts are also available from tire manufacturers, which provide a more technical technique for establishing correct inflation pressure by weighing the RV.
  • Before each travel, inspect your tires for wear and tear in the sidewalls.
  • Examine the tread for evidence of uneven wear, which can be an early symptom of alignment concerns.
  • When it’s time to start looking for new tires, examine the tread depth and look out for tread wear signs.

Expert tire care guidance can keep you safe and ready to go on to the next campground.

Replace Older tires: We advise changing tires that are more than 10 years old, or sooner if stated in the vehicle owner’s handbook, regardless of how much wear or use they have.

New tires: Examine the sidewalls for signs of aging or damage, such as cuts, cracks, and blisters, even if the tires are less than 10 years old. If you locate any, replace them as quickly as possible since they are symptoms of weak places that might lead to a failure or flat while travelling.

Choosing tires: In comparison to the automotive market, there are a restricted number of models available. Similarly, there are a few well-known brands and other smaller providers that you may not be familiar with. Don’t scrimp on your selection. This is an item on which you should invest money in order to acquire the greatest tires for your application; they are responsible for absolutely everything.

Maintain inflation pressure: It’s critical for tires to properly handle an RV’s hefty weight, and it should be examined before every journey. This includes the spare and the difficult inboard rear tires.

Care for tires: Clean the tires with soap and water on a regular basis to eliminate pollutants that have collected on the sidewalls, and keep them out of direct sunlight when parked; both can cause the rubber to degrade over time.

Balance the weight: To learn how to load your RV, consult the owner’s manual. RVs should be loaded based on weight capacity and distribution rather than volume.

Add after market tire pressure monitors: Tire pressure monitors are a good investment since they may detect issues before they become problems.

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