OK to change tire size on duallies?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Question from RVer on a forum “I need six new tires for a 2004 38-foot Dutch Star on a Spartan chassis. Michelin tire models and sizing has me totally confused. Current Michelin size is 275/80R22.5. Dealers claim this Michelin size is interchangeable to 295/75R22.5 from brands that don’t offer the original... Read More

“Easy-lube”-ing your RV axle bearings? Take note!

  By Roger Danforth Much has been written about the wisdom of pulling your trailer wheels apart every year or two and taking the time to inspect and repack the axle bearings. Oftentimes you’ll hear a response like: “Why waste the time? Just put on a lube system that allows you to pump fresh grease into the system. No need... Read More

Use your RV levelers to lift a tire off the ground?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris One of the biggest “helpers” that Class A motorhome owners often have is a good leveler system. At the push of a button or two, their rig is soon leveled up and stable, ready for an overnight, or weeks, without fussing with blocks, jacks, and the in-and-out of the cab that other RV... Read More

A little fresh air on RV tire life

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVers depend on their RV tires — and they’re an expensive thing to replace. We’ve often talked about the matter of safety and RV tires, but this time will highlight finances and what you can do to cut costs. Industry experts, including tire-consuming fleet folks — all agree: “The largest contributing factor [to... Read More

RV trailer tires: To balance – or not?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Asking your fellow RVer about whether they balance their trailer or fifth-wheel tires is perhaps akin to forgetting to wear your deodorant to a dinner party in mid-summer. Who wants to talk about it? If informal polling holds true, the majority of trailering RVers probably don’t balance their tires. Their argument against it? Many... Read More