There are so many joys that come with the RV lifestyle, and in order to keep those happy times rolling, your RV needs to be rolling on trusted tires. With a few regular maintenance items, you are sure to be on your way with confidence. Here are our Top RV Tire Tips:
Check Tire Pressure Frequently
It is very important that your rig’s tires are filled to the correct amount to avoid long term damage. Check your trusted owner’s manual for the RV manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure, and fill accordingly.
Measure Tires When Cold
And by “cold” we don’t mean when it’s freezing outside, but rather when your tires have yet to be driven on. It is recommended that in order to have an accurate tire pressure reading, the tires must be at a normal temperature. Hot tires, when measured, can give off an inaccurate reading, often times much higher than they actually are. So to be safe, measure your tires before hitting the road.
Use a Tire Pressure Valve Extender
Make the task of checking your tires that much easier with a tire pressure valve extender! Many RVs can be difficult when it comes to reaching the valve, especially with decorative hubs or rigs that have dual wheels. With an extender you can easily reach the valve to get a trusted reading. You can browse extenders here.
Distribute Weight Evenly
In order to keep all of your tires on the same page, make an effort to evenly distribute the weight of your belongings inside the coach. Improper weight distribution in your coach could result in tire failure on the overloaded area.
Be Informed on RV Weight Ratings
The weight ratings for your specific motorhome or travel trailer are very important to keep in mind when thinking of your tires. The manufacturer has determined this allowable limit of weight based on the strong and weak points of your home-on-wheels. These ratings are chosen for a reason, and that is to not exhaust certain elements of your coach, specifically your tires. Keeping your RV at the recommended rate is extremely important for safe travel!
Protect Your Tires from the Elements
If you RV seasonally, it is recommended always to cover your tires while they are in storage. UV rays and Ozone can have damaging effects on your tires. Other things to watch out for while storing your RV is uneven parking surfaces, hot surfaces such as asphalt, or any area that is vulnerable to constant weather such as snow or rain.
Make Tire and Wheel Protection a Priority
This recommendation comes straight from our claims experts here at Wholesale Warranties, and we sincerely believe it is a tire tip to consider. All of the above tips and knowledge can help you prolong the life of your tires as well as stay safe on the road, but in the event of a blown tire, this added protection can really save the day. Replacing a tire and/or rims is not a fun expense to front, which is why the affordable Tire and Wheel Protection policy is an easy decision when faced with the possibility of paying hundreds to fix or replace tires.