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Roger Marble

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RV Tire Safety: Why is my TPMS giving different readings than my hand gauge?

This question was asked recently: "The readings between my TPMS and my quality tire gauge are always different. On cold days there is even...

RV Tire Safety: Correcting misinformation about tire inflation and load limits

Do you run your vehicle at or above engine redline? Why not? OK. As a tire design engineer and someone with RV tire experience,...

RV Tire Safety: Why aren’t there more tire recalls?

I have seen this question on an RV forum: "Why aren't there more tire recalls?" It was asked by someone complaining that there were...

RV Tire Safety: What margin to use for Low Pressure Warning on TPMS?

In response to a reader from Australia with a question on TPMS Low Pressure Warning level, I responded as follows. We need to separate the...

RV Tire Safety: Why do ST-type tires have more pressure gain than LT-type tires?

The main reason for ST-type trailer tires to gain more pressure than the LT tires, is that they are forced to support more load...

RV Tire Safety: Interply shear – Am I spreading fear?

On an RV forum I saw some posts about tire failures: There were some posts that mentioned the RV total weight capacity or Gross Vehicle...

RV Tire Safety: RVer complains, “I have too much tire pressure gain”

Here is a post on an RV forum with a question about too much tire pressure gain: I've often wondered why the tires on my...

RV Tire Safety: What is the “root cause” of a tire failure?

"Root cause" is the initiating condition or first cause. Someone having a temperature is not a root cause or proof of an infection, but...

RV Tire Safety: “Tire failed for no apparent reason.” False.

As most of you know, I follow a number of RV forums. Here is a post that caught my eye. Maybe some can learn...

RV Tire Safety: Is the temperature reading of your TPMS correct? Probably, BUT…

In my opinion, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are of little value when it comes to temperature warning for tires. Same for Infrared Temperature...

RV Tire Safety: Simple question: Why do tires fail?

Why do tires fail? In reality, tires fail for a relatively small number of root cause reasons that can be discovered. However, it does...

RV Tire Safety: “I just had a tire failure for no reason”

"I just had a tire failure for no reason." If you follow any RV forums you probably see a statement like this every few...

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