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For most of us choosing the right tires for our motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer is easy, we use the tires installed by the RV manufacturer. However, while the tires installed by the manufacture may be adequate, they may not provide a sufficient margin of safety if the RV is loaded to the maximum GVWR.
To know if your tires are the right ones for your RV it’s important to compare it’s fully loaded weigh to the weight rating of the tires. Ask your RV tire dealer or the RV tire manufacture for a weight rating chart for your tire brand and model. Most manufactures also have these charts on their web sites.
When it comes to maintenance, keeping your RV tires inflated to the proper pressure is the most important thing you can do to insure their long life. Follow the guidelines in your RV owner’s manual if you have one. If you don’t have an owners manual then asked an expert, either a good tire man or your RV service tech.
Read more about RV Tire Care & Maintenance at RVbasics.com