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RV Tire Safety

Valve stems, cores and caps, “Oh my!” – And how tight is “tight enough”?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Yes, some rubber valve stems have a metal center and some valves are all metal except for...
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How much “reserve load” or “headroom” is enough in a tire?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I've been following an RV forum discussion on how much extra load capacity or "reserve load" or...
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Are ST tires the “best” tires made?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble One fact that many choose to ignore, or just don't think about, is that very few RVs...
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Optimum, appropriate or required inflation? What’s on a tire placard?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I have seen people use a variety of words to describe the inflation numbers on vehicle tire...
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RV Tire Safety – “China bomb” tires and McDonald’s fries? What?

By Roger Marble I continue to see people talking about "China bomb" tires. As an engineer, this makes me a bit sad that so many...
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Small single-axle travel trailer tire inflation, and more

RV Tire Safety By Roger Marble I have received questions on tire inflation from folks with small single-axle travel trailers, boat trailers and utility trailers. There...
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Tire ramps or blocks may damage your tires

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Last year I was at a large RV event and noticed many Class B RVs were using...
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What you should know about different tire types

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Whenever you ask a question about tires, whether you ask about price, load capacity or inflation, the...
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Can a TPMS provide advance warning of a belt/tread separation?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I read the following on a forum for one brand of trailers where they were discussing the...
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How to save money and time on spare tires

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I was reading another RV forum thread on spare tires. The questions about cost and difficulty in...
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Did you really read your RV owner’s manual?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Yeah, I know that if you are like me you were given a stack of owner's manuals...
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RV tires: “safety factor” versus “reserve load” – What’s the difference?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble The dictionary offers this definition of "safety factor": "The ratio of the maximum stress that a structural...
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