Tire Pressure and Wheel Maintenance

Ensuring that your wheels and tires are in good shape before taking your RV out on the road is a good practice to ensure safety. Before taking your RV on the road, be sure you check the lugnuts on each of your wheels to be sure they are tight and that your tires have no visible defects. Since tires with too low of air pressure impact vehicle safety, I like to keep my tires inflated near the top of the recommended tire maximum pressure. This is especially important for my tow vehicle, since it will be bearing the brunt of the weight from my 5th wheel. I have my own heavy duty air compressor for this purpose to make checking my tire pressure easy and simple from home. I also like to keep my wheels covered to protect them from sun damage. I was able to keep my last set of coach tires for an additional couple of years as a result of doing this on a regular basis.  By checking these things before I go, it helps ensure a safer and more dependable trip for my family and me.

RV tire covers
RV Tire Covers

Drafty RV Windows – Winter Maintenance Tips

Got winter drafts making you uncomfortable in your RV? If you find cold winter drafts seeping into your coach, here is an idea to help  keep out the cold, winter air and keep your rig toasty warm in the winter. When I first purchased my coach, I could often feel air seeping in around the windows in all rooms of my coach. The cold air seepage was especially bad in my living room and in my bedroom slideout area where windows banked either side of the bed.  The drafts made sitting on the coach or sleeping uncomfortable even though the heater was chugging out warm air in the coach. After the first winter of constantly putting up with this problem, we began seeking a solution to make our rig more comfortable during those cold winter months.

That summer, to remedy this problem, we removed each window, scraped away the existing window putty, replaced the window putty around each window with a new section of putty and reseated the window. It was not difficult and didn’t take a rocket scientist to do but this small change resulted in a substantial difference in the comfort level of our coach. No longer did we need blankets to sit on the coach and watch tv or wake with frozen noses or neck cricks from the constant cold air flow seeping in through the bedroom windows. Learn more Tech Tips and about things to do with your RV in the Southwestern United States at our MyRvAdventures website.

May your RV road be filled with great experiences.