The life of a trailer tire

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Hemet Valley RV - the life of a trailer tire

Have you ever been on the road, driving your RV, calmly staring at the endless American road ahead of you when – all of a sudden – you hear an explosion?  The calm is gone, the serenity out the window, and your trip is ruined.  You have just experienced a tire blowout.  It happens to the best of us.

When you are an RV owner, the life of a trailer tire is only three to five years.  Just because there may a lot of tread on a tire does not mean it is a good tire.  For all you know, the tire (and trailer for that matter) could have been sitting in a warehouse for a few years.  Tires do not have to look worn out.  Regardless of how it looks, after three to five years, a tire is dangerous.  When it comes to tires, it is best not to judge a book by its cover.  At Hemet Valley RV, we get a lot of business from blown tires.

When a tire blows out, it will do damage to the lower skirts and sometimes the sidewall siding as well.  A tire just doesn’t get a hole in it and deflates, it explosively comes apart.  Moreover, when it comes apart, it’s flails heavy thick rubber causing damage to everything around it.  Not only do you lose a tire, but your lower skirts suffer damage as well.  It is a double whammy.

In the event of a tire blowout, Hemet Valley RV is the place to get lower skirt metal and sidewall siding.


*Image courtesy of Larisa Koshkina