Tips for Avoiding a Tire Blowout
There are a few things you can do to avoid a tire blowout: Purchase quality tires that are right for your rig and stay up to date on your tire maintenance by regularly checking for wear and tear, inflating them at the correct number, evenly distributing the weight in your rig, and replacing your tires when needed based on age or wear.
Weight Distribution and Loading Your Camper
It’s extremely important to balance your cargo throughout your rig so that the weight is evenly distributed across your axles and each tire. If one side or tire is loaded to more than its weight rating, you are more likely to experience a blowout. When loading your camper, keep in mind that certain items, like batteries or a generator, weigh more than others. You’ll also want to pay attention to your layout—if your kitchen is on one side of your rig, load cargo on the opposite side to even out the distribution. Make sure you distribute the weight equally from front to back and side to side.