RV Tire Safety & Proper Inflation
This page is dedicated to providing the correct information about RV tire safety and proper inflation. This page will be updated with more information as questions are asked and be updated with any information that is incomplete or inaccurate.
TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitor System. It’s a device that sits in the cab of your truck of motorhome that shows you the current PSI and temperature of each tire. These devices are critical because they can detect and alert you of a leak prior to a blow saving you from an accident or costly repair to your RV.
When we first started, we bought a cheap $100 TMPS system and it routinely didn’t connect to all four tires. We actually got a blow out on one of the tires it was not monitoring. Yet, this system didn’t have the ability to monitor the temperature so it likely would not have caught it anyway.
After having three different TPMS systems, the one we like the most is TST Cap System. It is easy to program after watching TechnoRV’s programming video that is emailed to all their customers after purchasing.
D & E Rated Trailer Tires
As mentioned in the videos, ST (Specialty Tires AKA Trailer Tires) have come a long way in the last few years. When it comes to D and E rated tires, the Goodyear Endurance Tire seems to be the most reliable and most trusted by the RV community.
There are several things I like about the Goodyear Endurance Tire.
- It’s available at Discount Tire for $127.00 depending on your wheel size.
- Its speed rating is 87 mph which is great when towing with a diesel truck.
- ST tires provide additional sidewall stiffness preventing the tires from bending on sharp turns.
- ST rubber compound doesn’t break down as fast making it ideal for storing an RV
*Neither Discount Tire or Goodyear are sponsors of KYD.
Goodyear sure charges A LOT for their G-rated tire. When we were running G-rated tires, we went with the Sailun 637. It’s less money and offers a full steel belt making it incredibly sturdy.
It’s important to mention that the China-made OEM G-rated tires have had little to no known issues on the RV related Facebook groups and as a result, I didn’t change my G-rated tires on our Toy Hauler.