RVs are a lot of fun to own or rent. In recent years RVs have become highly engineered vehicles and so are the tires they roll on. Knowing how to properly care for and maintain your tires can improve the performance of your tires and your RV. Proper tire care will increase the likelihood you'll have a pleasing and safe RV experience.
The tire and automotive industry, as well as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), have long stressed the consumers' role in the routine care and maintenance of tires. That is the reason tires, including spare tires, should be inspected regularly.
It is important that you inspect your tires at least once a month and before each trip for proper inflation pressure and tread wear. It is also recommended you supplement this with recurring rotation and balancing. Some RVs may require alignment services when unusual tire wear patterns are noticed.
After you’ve driven on rugged, rocky terrain or when you take your RV in for service, it’s a good idea to have your tires inspected after you drive. A competent service person will check both sidewalls, the tread area, valves, caps and any valve extensions. Tires should be checked for nails, cuts, bulges, cracks and weathering, as well as objects lodged between the duals. The inside of your tires should also receive visual inspection for indications of over-deflection from overload conditions or under inflation.
Here's a link to RV Tire Safety blog by tire expert Roger Marble. Roger's blog is one of the best.
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To maximize the performance of your tires, it is important that your tires are properly inflated. This short video will provide useful information on how to check tire pressure, how to properly weigh your RV and how to determine the proper inflation level for your RV tires. Visit Step 5 for tire inflation information.
To optimize the performance of your RV, it's important to balance your wheels and maintain proper alignment. This video explores some of the causes and effects of improper alignment and wheel imbalance and provides you with some tips to identify and avoid these problems.
There's a lot to know to properly maintain and operate your RV, including your RV tires. This video provides helpful information about tire size, load rating and tire matching to help you make sure you get the right tires to fit your RV.
Tire Storage Cleaning & Removal
Even when you're not on the road, it's important to take care of your tires and store them properly. This short video provides useful information on how to prepare your tires for storage.
A special thanks to Goodyear | RV Tires for providing this RV tire care information.