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RV Tire Safety: People still erroneously blame “defective” tires for “blowouts”

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By Roger Marble Here is a post from July 22, 2012. The owners of this Airstream continue to use the word "defect" but also fail...
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RV Tire Safety: “The tire failed because it is defective.” Maybe not…

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By Roger Marble "The tire is defective." I hear that statement quite often and will admit it is a bit of a "hot button" for...
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RV Tire Safety: What does the pressure number on tires refer to?

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By Roger Marble A clarification about the pressure number on a tire might be of help. The pressure number molded on the sidewall of tires is...
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RV Tire Safety: Tire load capacity is like your engine red line

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By Roger Marble Many times people point to regulations for tire inflation and say that RV companies select the tire inflation, and that is what...
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RV Tire Safety: Is there a specific “safety margin” on tires?

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By Roger Marble I recently read a question on a blog about tire "safety margin." I pointed out that the term "safety margin" really doesn't...
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RV Tire Safety: Things to consider when purchasing an air compressor

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By Roger Marble Here are some things to consider before purchasing an air compressor for your RV. Look for maximum pressure capability When making a purchase decision...
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RV Tire Safety: How “strong” of a tire do I need, and what’s Load...

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By Roger Marble I found a discussion on Load Range in a Forum where the question "How strong of a tire do I need?" was...
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RV Tire Safety: How to avoid potential valve stem problems

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By Roger Marble Sometimes my wife accuses me of being too negative because I seem to always come up with something negative about almost any...
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RV Tire Safety: What tire inflation should I run? It depends…

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By Roger Marble The question as asked is simple but, of course, I have to make the answer complex. Not really. However, there are two different...
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RV Tire Safety: What does RV “weight creep” have to do with tire safety?

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By Roger Marble I have covered the importance of knowing your actual RV weight, as that has a direct impact on your tire loading, which...
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RV Tire Safety: Rules of thumb regarding tire inflation

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By Roger Marble Don't get your shorts in a bunch about tire inflation – BUT you still should consult the inflation tables. I talked about this...
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RV Tire Safety: What is the “10% safety margin” for tire inflation referring to?

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By Roger Marble Roger: "When you refer to a 10% safety factor, is the tire any safer at 10% over its rated load psi? If...
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