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How to Look After Your RV’s Tires

Posted on: June 30, 2020 at 5:50 pm, in

Properly maintained tires are essential to safe driving and the overall health of your RV. If you don’t look after your RV’s tires, then your vehicle will be less fuel-efficient, costly repairs and replacements become more likely, and you’re at a greater risk of being in a road accident.

We’ve got some basic tips to help you look after your motorhome’s tires…

Monitor tread depth

Your tires won’t last forever. After a while, they will start to wear down to a point where they are less safe on the road. How long they last will depend on how much you drive your RV as well as other factors like how you drive and the surfaces you drive on. The best way to know when your tires need replacing is to regularly check the tread depth.

It’s recommended to have your tires replaced if they reach a tread depth of less than 4/32”. A good way to test this is by using the penny test.

Regularly check tire pressure

Maintaining proper tire pressure is important for all vehicles. If your tires aren’t inflated properly, then your motorhome will be less fuel-efficient and it can cause damage to the tires over time. At the very least, you should always check your tire pressure before setting off on a trip. This should be done while the tires are cold. You should also check the pressure if you’re about to store your RV away for a while between trips.

It’s a good idea to install a tire pressure monitoring system that will alert you of low pressure and other problems with your tires.

Store your RV properly

Storing your RV in an unsuitable environment can be especially damaging to your tires. This, in turn, can then weaken the entire vehicle. When storing your RV, park it inside in a cool, dry environment if possible. You should unload your RV to reduce the amount of weight placed on the tires, and it’s also a good idea to store your RV on blocks to take some pressure off the tires. Storing your RV properly over winter is especially important as the cold weather and ice can weaken the tires.

Use tire shades

The sun’s UV rays can also be damaging to your tires, so it’s a good idea to fit them with tire shades if you park your RV outdoors. Tire shades are also useful on your trips when parking your vehicle while camping at a location. They are easy to fit and remove, compact to store and carry, and provide excellent protection to keep your tires in good condition.

Looking after your tires is an important part of looking after your RV, so follow the tips here and order some tire shades for your vehicle from Magne Shade. Contact us if you have any questions about taking good care of your motorhome.

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