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RV tire blowouts - what you need to know

Tire explosions are an important cause of RV claims. Tires usually blow out as a result of an overloaded RV, improper inflation or excessively worn tread.

Safety tips

Follow these simple tire safety tips:
  • Check your tire pressure monthly, and before starting any trip. It is best to check the air pressure when tires are cold.
  • Don’t let air out of a hot tire because it may be underinflated when the tire cools.
  • Level your RV and put the wheels on chocks wheels whenever the RV will be parked for a couple of days or longer.
  • If a tire is punctured, have it dismounted and professionally repaired from the inside.
  • Don’t use petroleum or alcohol-based tire products since these can accelerate tire wear.
  • Replace any tire that is over seven years old, even if it looks new.
  • Help prevent ozone and UV damage to your tires by washing them regularly with mild soap and water and scrubbing them with a soft brush. Also, be sure to keep your tires covered when your RV is off the road.
  • Know the weight of your RV (when loaded) and make sure you have the right type of tire for your RV.

Replace the tires

Remember, it is recommended to replace the tires every 5 to 7 years regardless of mileage or outward appearance.

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