As RVers, one of the dumb things we can do is to forget to check tire pressure before setting out on a long trip. This can lead to tire blowouts, which can be inconvenient, costly, and dangerous.
Checking your RV tire pressure is important for a variety of reasons. Properly inflated tires will provide a smoother ride and help reduce the risk of a tire blowout due to excessive wear. Additionally, they can help you get better gas mileage and extend the life of your tires. It’s recommended that you check your tire pressure at least once a month, or before and after long trips, to ensure your RV is running safely and efficiently.
To start, make sure you have a reliable tire pressure gauge to accurately measure the pressure.
Then, remove the valve caps from the RV’s tires and press the tire pressure gauge onto the valve stem. You’ll then be able to read the tire pressure. Depending on the type of tire pressure gauge, it may indicate the pressure in either PSI (pounds per square inch) or BAR.
Check the sidewall of your tires to determine the recommended tire pressure. If the reading on your tire pressure gauge is different than the recommended tire pressure, add or remove air from the tire until it reaches the desired pressure. Make sure to replace the valve caps to prevent dirt and debris from entering the tire.
Great job making sure your RV tires have the correct tire pressure! Having the right pressure is important for safety and performance. Make sure to check the pressure regularly and if you ever have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to a trusted RV mechanic for help.