Thursday, January 29, 2015

RV Tire Safety

The tires on your RV keep you on the road. If they are not properly maintained, an unexpected blow out or loss of traction could cause you to lose control of the vehicle. Visiting a local Texas RV dealer for regular replacement is the best way to stay on schedule when traveling. Performing routine maintenance and checks between sets of new tires will ensure you catch problems before they put your vehicle at risk.
Balance Your Load
Keeping your furnishings and other cargo evenly distributed over the entire motor home prevents unusual wear on one side. When tires wear quickly on just one side, the vehicle will pull to that side and makes steering difficult. Always respect the posted weight limits for your recreational vehicle as well. If you are not sure how much weight you are carrying, visit a weighing station and check.
Keep An Eye On Pressure
Proper tire pressure increases gas mileage, provides correct grip on the road and prevents damage to the rims. Check your tire pressure each morning if you are on the road. Measure it again before departing from a campground and before and after storing it for any time, even as short as a month.
Prepare Your Tires
The right cleaning and protection routine will help your RV tires last for years instead of just one season if you store it during the winter. Clean the tires with soap and water before storing to prevent salts or minerals from damaging the rubber. Cover them so UV rays from sunlight can’t cause cracking, and unload the RV to reduce weight. Blocks or moving the vehicle every three months prevent the development of flat spots.
Check The Age
Tires degrade with age no matter how well they are stored. If you purchase used RVs for sale, have the tires inspected and ask for the technician to read the manufacturing year from the DOT number stamped onto them. Tires over 3 years in age should probably be replaced before you take your new RV out for a trip.
CCRV can help you maintain your tires and replace them when the time comes. Our service team is backed by one of the largest parts warehouses found at an RV dealer. We can match any RV with the perfect set of tires. If you need more space, check out our extensive used and new RV inventory as well.
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