RV tire blow outs are very dangerous; replacing the tire may be expensive, but blowing a tire while in motion can cause a serious crash. Avoiding tire blow outs on your RV is one of the most important things to do to keep you and your family safe.
Don’t Run on Old Tires
Rubber deteriorates with age, and old tires are more prone to blow outs. Even if there is still some tread left, it’s important to get new tires every 5-6 years, to make sure you have quality tires on your RV. Replacing your tires a little too early is better than too little too late; waiting too long to put new tires on your rig could lead to trouble down the road.
Inflate Your Tires to the Proper PSI
It is vitally important to check the air pressure regularly on your RV tires. If you travel with your tires at the incorrect pressure, you will raise your chances of a blow out. All tires are rated for a specific pressure, so check on the specs of your tires, and with the specs for your RV, and inflate them your tires accordingly. Changing weather conditions can lead to changes in pressure, so this is something you should monitor frequently.
Don’t Drive Too Fast
You can increase the chances of a blow out simply by driving too fast down the highway. The tires on your RV will come with a speed rating; resist the temptation to exceed the speed limit. An extra five miles per hour might not seem like a big deal, but it could be put unnecessary stress on your tires. Going faster won’t make much difference in when you arrive at your campsite, so take your time, and get there safely.
It is easy to bump one of your tires over a curb or some other obstacle, like a big rock. It may not seem like a big deal, but there could be damage, which shows itself later on. To keep your tires in good shape, avoid driving over anything that could damage the structural integrity of your tires.