Did your RV company/dealer follow federal law regarding tires?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I’ve been reading a number of posts recently on recalls, violations of federal safety standards in the RV industry and on tire and fire extinguisher recalls. If you have been a reader of my blog, you know that I am a strong proponent of filing complaints on failures of safety-related systems and... Read More

Will the “correct” tire pressure issue ever be resolved?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Question: Do you think the tire pressure issue will ever be resolved to people accepting the values recommended by the tire manufacturers based on actual loading? Or will some always be confused between the tables, the placard and quotes of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) from some on the forum?... Read More

What you should know about tire “safety margins”

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Some people ask “How much Safety Margin should I have with my tires?” While this concept is simple, the reality is quite complex. If you want to skip over “why” safety is complex just jump to the “Bottom Line” below. In engineering it is more proper to talk about “Safety Factor”... Read More

Whom to believe on RV tire inflation?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I was reading an RV forum and found a number of folks offering their interpretations on what the proper inflation is for tires in RV application. Some insisted the only correct inflation pressure was what was shown on the “Tire Placard” or “Vehicle Certification label.” Here is my reply: We have... Read More