Pedata RV Center publishes do-it-yourself tire maintenance tips in the form of a video. The video shows how easy it is to take just a few minutes and check tires for pressure, damage and wear which could help an RV stay on the road and out of the service department.
Phoenix, AZ April 6, 2009: Proper tire maintenance is important for any vehicle. And because Motorhomes are generally some of the larger vehicles on the road, good tire maintenance becomes even more important. The Pedata RV service video outlines 3 things to look for when examining your RV tires yourself:
1. RV Tire Pressure Check - Begin with checking the tire pressure of all the RV tires. Locate the valve stem, remove the cap and check the pressure with your tire pressure gauge. The pressure that is needed on your tire will be listed on the actual tire for example "85 PSI Cold". A "cold tire" reading means you checked the tire after it had enough time to cool, or hadn't been driven on recently. A cold tire should provide a very accurate PSI reading. A "hot tire" reading would occur if you were checking a recently driven on tire. Climate also plays a part. In a hotter environment you want to drop about 5 pounds from the recommended tire pressure on each tire because tires do heat up a lot and gain pressure driving down the road. Another big tip about tire pressure is if it is not set properly you are going to use more fuel, which now days is extremely important. Therefore be sure to maintain the proper pressure in each tire.
2. RV Tire Sidewall Check - Check for any cracks or any tire wear if maybe you rubbed or hit a curb. Some cracking is normal but deep or heavy cracking is not normal, you will need to get the tired checked and possibly replaced.