Tire Care & Maintenance
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RVs are fun, but they're also 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--and increase the likelihood you'll have a satisfactory RV experience.
Goodyear, the tire industry, the automotive industry, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada have long emphasized the consumers' role in the regular care and maintenance of tires, including decisions regarding removal of tires. That is why it is recommended to have tires, including spare tires, inspected regularly.
You should inspect your tires at least monthly and before each trip for proper inflation pressure and treadwear and you should supplement this with recurring rotation, balancing and alignment services.
It's also a good idea to have your tires inspected after you drive on rugged, rocky terrain or when you take your RV in for service. Have the Retailer check both sidewalls, the tread area, valves, caps and any valve extensions. Your 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 underinflation.