How To Prevent Tire Blowouts During Your Summer RV Trip
Summertime has once again come to Kenner LA! For those of us with vacation plans, RV season is just around the corner.
Craving the open road is awesome, but it may be getting in the way of your better judgement. In fact, it could be keeping you from getting the right maintenance services at the right time. One of the most important of these includes tire pressurizing, rotating, and general replacing.
How important is tire maintenance for an RV? On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s an 11! Recreational vehicles are driven less than standard vehicles, carry much more weight, and are usually serviced much less frequently. All these things culminate to create a ticking time bomb — unless you keep an eye on it, that is.
Here are a few practical ways to prevent tire blowouts during your summer vacations in Kenner LA.
1. Inflate Your Tires Properly
Improperly inflated tires is the leading cause of blowouts for RVs.
The best way to prevent this is to check your tire pressure once every 30 days. If you’re planning on driving the RV more than 8 hours a day, check the pressure before and after each day. Better safe than sorry!
2. Manage Your RV Weight
This point might be a buzzkill to some, but managing the load on your tires is paramount for a successful trip. Remember, your RV comes with a capacity limitation for a reason! You can check its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) in your owners’ manual.
3. Map Out Your Roads In Advance
Planning on taking the road less traveled? Your RV’s tires might not be ready! Be sure to pick a route that takes your tires into consideration, as well as their ply rating.
4. Store Your RV The Right Way
Improperly stored RVs leads to tire dry rot — fast. Keep your RV in a cool, dark environment without direct sunlight. If your tires begin to look gray, cracked, or brittle to the touch, you may need to replace them completely. This leads to our fifth and final point:
5. Call The RV Masters: Tire Replacement
If your tires have seen better days, it’s just about time to consider their full replacement. RVs are extremely heavy vehicles, and carry a lot of weight on their wheels. If your tires are not properly inflated, are more than six years old, or are beginning to look bald, you may want to consider having them completely replaced.
The team at RV Masters makes it easy to vet your machine before any trip, providing full maintenance and ready-to-go service packages that set you up for success. We make it easy to prepare and prevent potential RV concerns long before they arise, providing maintenance for:
- Appliances & AC
- Full Body Inspections
- Checking & Adjusting Tire Pressure
- Modifications & Upgrades
- Water, Electricity, & Alarms
Ready for your summer trip around Kenner LA? Our team can help. After all, service is not just a department, it’s our business! Get your RV serviced with the RV Masters and be protected against tire blowouts all year long. Shoot us a text message at (504) 867-9797 to learn more about our service options. We can’t wait to get you on your way!