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My Motorhome Needs New RV Tires, What Do I Do?


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Motorhome Tires Has All The Right Answers

In the RV community, especially in the Class A motorhome community, RV tires are a daily conversation topic. Concerns about overload weight, tire pressure, and date codes dominate forums and social media. For most of these Class A motorhome owners, there is no spare tire either, adding additional credence to making sure the tires they are running are properly monitored and maintained.

Even if they could find the space to carry a mounted tire, most RVers simply could not lift and mount the 150 lb tire & rim into position, let alone apply enough torque to loosen and tighten the lug nuts properly. 

Working with RV tires is so much different than anything we’ve ever had to worry about with our standard automobiles and trucks. With today’s modern automobile tires and vehicles with built-in tire monitoring systems, we can almost get away without ever doing anything. We barely even think about the tires on our daily drivers.

RV tires on motorhomes

For us motorhome owners, however, it’s quite another story. Our rigs must be carefully weighed to determine the weight put on each axle, even each tire if you are able. Once that is calculated, we consult tire manufacturer charts to see what the correct tire pressure should be. Then we monitor that pressure carefully, almost religiously. 

We use expensive TPMS systems to track temperature and pressure at all times. We cover our tires when not in use and diligently check the date codes and inspect our RV tires. We realize that most RVers will never replace a tire due to tread wear, but rather the tires will likely age out first, if we can take care of them long enough to do so.

Finally the day comes where we recognize the need to replace our RV tires and put a motorhome-sized dent in our wallet. Suddenly we’re faced with questions about proper size, brands, load rating, speed rating, and balancing issues. On top of that, we have to figure out who we can trust to take our pride and joy into the shop, out of our sight, hoping they do everything correctly, and even trusting our very lives with them when we head back out on the road.

Replacing your motorhome tires – Redefined

Motorhome Tires has completely redefined the tire replacement process for Class A motorhome owners. They have taken every specialty nuance unique to the Class A market and refined it.

Motorhome Tires, founded by commercial tire veteran Jeff Bown, has over 30 years of experience in the specialty market of RV tires. Focusing on Class A motorhome tires provides them the expertise to answer all of those tough questions.

How does Motorhome Tires work?

The process of replacing the RV tires on your motorhome begins with a visit to the Motorhome Tires website. After entering your tire size and quantity, you’ll see a combined price for your tires, which includes free on-site mobile installation, federal excise taxes, shipping, balancing, new valve stems, and old tire disposal. After you purchase your tire package, fresh tires with new date codes will be shipped to a local mobile installer. Once the tires are received, an appointment will be made and your tire installation scheduled.

Free mobile tire installation

Every tire purchase includes free mobile tire installation at your location by commercial tire installers that come to you, at your site. Best of all, you can watch them work, knowing they will take the same care you would when handling your (big) baby.

Huge supply – Guaranteed production date codes on RV tires

So you think you found tires that are cheaper somewhere online? What are the date codes on those tires? Do you really want to put old tires on your rig?

Not only does Motorhome Tires have a fantastic supply of RV tires, a byproduct of experience and specialization, they have new tires with current date codes. Motorhome Tires recommends replacing your RV tires after 6 years, based on those date codes. While the tire may look new, the belts and materials in those tires have aged sufficiently to cause concern.

Taking care of the small details for your RV tires

When the professional commercial tire installer arrives at your location, they’ll not only have your new RV tires, but they’ll also be carrying all-metal replacement valve stems and the correct size tire balancing beads package for each tire. If you are so inclined, Motorhome Tires is also a national distributor for Tyron RV tire blowout protection devices, often recommended for the two steer tires on your motorhome.

Motorhome Tires is also there after the sale. If you are out on the road and need a tire, they can help you find a replacement tire and advise on service. If you’d rather they worry about the whole thing, you can enjoy their 12-month tire protection program for all the tires on your coach for just $199 per year, with $0 deductible.

Conclusion

Buying replacement RV tires for your motorhome doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking affair. If we have to spend the money, let’s at least do it correctly and have it done by professionals. Visit motorhometires.com and price out your next set of RV tires.

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Patrick Buchanan

All around RV industry enthusiast who has been RVing for 8 years and enjoys trips with his wife and dogs in their big diesel pusher. 

5 thoughts on “My Motorhome Needs New RV Tires, What Do I Do?

  1. My Motorhome Needs New RV Tires, What Do I Do? Umm buy tires?

    This is ONE (of many) reasons we did not purchase a Class A. Tires ($$$$$$), front windshield replacements, transmission, engine. And most people who own / travel in a class A, still tow a vehicle.
    We went with a 5th wheel. Truck and trailer, (both new) were less than 1/2 the price of my friends class A after he left the state to save $18,000.00. Hitch unhitch, you do that with your toad. Length? I’m still shorter than a class A combo. Price? Forget it!

  2. My Motor Home needs tires, what do I do? Hmm buy tires. Look for the cheapest good brand you can find, and by that, I mean Firestone, Michelin, Goodyear and so on.

  3. Hi Bruce- Thank you for comments and we would be happy to locate a facility where you can get detailed weights for your coach. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We have been here over 30 years and perform over 2,000 installations annually.

  4. A sad commercial for motorhome tire. Yes they have a lot of information and list many different tires based on size, but when it comes to price matching or answering questions they fell short. Also when it comes to weighing each corner or each tire good luck with that. I have not found anywhere where I could get that done. I had the original set of Michelin tires on my class A for 17 year and only replaced them because they started to show sidewall cracking. When they came off they looked like new on the inside. Had to go with Bridgestones as they were all that I could find. Can’t say I am happy with the way they handle. The one thing that the article had going for it was the use of a TPMS. This is a must to monitor the pressure and temperature of your tires. The only way to know if you are good to go.

  5. I have a Bluebird Wanderlodge running 12Rx22.5, twice I have had trouble finding tires on the road after problem. Would like to switch to metric,maybe 305/70/22.5. Just the steer tires for now, can I use same rim if I limit TP to 115 ?

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