Goodyear RV Tires

Tire Maintenance Checklist

Visual Inspections - What to look for.

* Proper tire size and load range for Gross Axle Weight Rating (available in the vehicle owner's manual or on the door placard)

  • Mismatched sizes or types (bias/radial, rib/lug, load range)
  • Road hazard or extensive curb damage in the tread or sidewall area
  • Wear conditions - alignment, loose or worn parts
  • Signs of overloaded or underinflated operation
    • - Discoloration or waviness in sidewalls from high running temperatures
    • - Distortion or bulging in the bead area near rim flange
    • - Rapid tread wear on a specific wheel position or axle
  • Severe sidewall weather cracking
    • - Tire age (can be determined from DOT manufacture date on the tire sidewall)
    • - Storage in direct sunlight or near electrical motor/generator
  • Chemical damage from petroleum products (sponginess)
  • Flat-spotting (brake skid)
  • Condition of spare tire
  • Acceptable dual spacing
  • Loose lug nuts or broken wheel studs
  • Rim width correct for tire size
  • Assess vehicle for accessories/configuration that could contribute to weight bias/overload and adjust loading or inflation pressure accordingly

Measurement - What's Important!

  • Remaining tread depth
    • - Minimum of 4/32, check with your tire care professional at 6/32 to determine if replacements are needed
    • - Rotation needed?
    • - Axle and/or dual tread depth differential (4/32nds MAX)
  • Inflation pressure
    • - Tire pressure in-line with max pressure specs of wheel
    • - Recommended pressure restored after tire storage?
    • - For more specifics on tire inflation pressure, click here
  • Load by wheel position
    • - Recommend checking load on each wheel position by weighing loaded vehicle. Include pull-behind vehicles where applicable.
    • - Places that you can weigh your RV include:
      • - A'Weigh We Go - service at RV rallies or shows
      • - Truck stop
      • - Farm co-op or feed mill
      • - Some sand and gravel yards
Important Tire Care Facts:
  • The most important factors affecting tire ware is balance and alignment. Improper tire matching can also lead to irregular tire wear conditions
Preventing Tire Emergencies
  • Maintain proper inflation pressure
  • Have any sidewall cracking, bulging or feathering inspected by a qualified