1. Check the age of your RV tires (tip: don’t forget the spare tire!)
To find the age of your tires look for the serial number that starts with DOT. Once you have located this number look at the last four digits - these digits indicate the week and year the tire was made. For example: 2916 would be the 29th week in 2016.
*** Even if your spare tire has never been used, it should be inspected thoroughly at six years and replaced at 10 years.
2. Inspect tires thoroughly, including the spare, for age-related & other issues.
So what are you looking for when inspecting your tires?? Check-out our checklist below 👇
On the tread:
➡ uneven wear on the tire
➡ bulges, cuts, or cracking
➡ tread depth (minimum) of 4/32
On the sidewall:
➡ discolouration or waves
➡ curb damage
3. If your RV tires need to be replaced…ensure you have the lug nuts retorqued the next day!
Before leaving for your trip pop by our shop and have your lug nuts retorqued! We are happy to do this for you …and it only takes a few minutes 😎
4. Make sure valves and caps are in place and in good shape on all five tires.
Take a quick look at all the valves and caps on the tires to ensure they are in good shape before your road trip.
5. Inflate tires to the recommended PSI.
Travelling in the summer usually means higher temperatures. With higher temperature, heavy loads, and long distances it is critical to ensure your RV tires are properly inflated. It is important to check your tire pressure throughout your trip. If you don’t know how to check your tire pressure give us a call OR checkout our tire pressure guide.
Happy travelling this summer 🙌
— Cavell Excel Team