Surviving an RV Tire Blowout: A Must-Read Guide

You’re cruising down the highway, the sun is shining and your favorite song is playing on the radio. But then, without warning…BAM! The dreaded tire blowout.

It can turn a carefree adventure into a stressful ordeal in a matter of seconds. But here’s the good news: with the right preparation, you can minimize the risk of tire blowouts

Underinflation This is the leading cause of tire blowouts. Underinflated tires flex more, generating heat and potentially causing the tire to fail.


Overloading: Exceeding your RV’s weight limit puts extra pressure on the tires, making them more susceptible to blowouts.


Heat Buildup: Tires can overheat from friction, especially during long drives in hot weather or at high speeds. This can weaken the tire structure, leading to a blowout.


Aging Tires: Even if they look fine and have plenty of tread, tires degrade over time. Most manufacturers recommend replacing RV tires every 5 to 7 years


Poor Maintenance: Neglecting regular inspections and maintenance can lead to unnoticed damage or wear, increasing the risk of a blowout.


Impact Damage: Hitting potholes, curbs, or road debris can damage tires, sometimes causing slow leaks that eventually lead to a blowout.


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Make sure you regularly check tire pressure, keep an eye on the load we’re carrying, and stay vigilant about tire maintenance