Check Your Tires

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  • #3449
    Ray
    Keymaster

    Just a little tip for the RVing Newbies out there, it is very important to make sure the tires on your RV aren’t too old. RV’s are much heavier than cars and blowouts can be dangerous. Even if the tire looks great it could be rotted inside. If older that 6-7 years its time to change them. Check your tires date codes – http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=11

    http://www.loveyourrv.com/old-tire-tips/

    http://www.wggb.com/2014/05/14/safety-concerns-about-aging-tires/

    #3450
    Norma
    Participant

    hahahah…love that pic of Anne!

    #3451
    Ray
    Keymaster

    haha, that’s an old car that is in Joshua Tree NP, we had fun with it.  :good:

    #3452
    Norma
    Participant

    Them are some rancidly bad tires!  Great photo for the topic!

    #3453
    James
    Participant

    When I purchased my class a dealer was boasting oh the tires are great look at all the thread. The wife and I talked and we decided to deal a lower cost to purchase new tires. After the purchase went to the truckstop to buy tires and they told me they were 9 years old.  Sure glad we went on that gutt entuition.  Month later we took off  to cali and half way there a pick up blew a steering tire in front of us. Scared the panties off me as we watched that truck go for one heck of a ride from one side of the freeway to the other and end up backwards in the desert. When in doubt get them checked and always try to get in a habit to check them before your voyage.

    #3455
    Norma
    Participant

    James…you wear panties?

    #3458
    James
    Participant

    Sometimes I go commando

    #3462

    Very good info …… not about the panties.

    #3463

    Lol  wait till this gets around….. :mail:

    #3495
    Norma
    Participant

    O dear Lord…I’m gone for a few hours and everything goes straight downhill…

    #3558
    Mike McVittie
    Participant

    Not only check the age of your tires. We took our rig on a short trip, camped and came home. one tire had a leaky valve stem. half way home it exploded!!!!   ripped the fender and aluminium siding, and brake wiring to shreds. Check pressures every trip!!

    #3561
    Norma
    Participant

    Aw, crap!  Sorry Mike…  🙁

    #3730
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks Ray, info I didn’t know and saved  :good:  and enjoyed Anne’s pic of Nevada and the hummingbird. Did you see Mirror Lake?

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