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Weight and Safety Tip | Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Weight and Safety Tip | Tire Pressure Monitoring System

By Jim Koca #86367, Escapees RVers’ Boot Camp Instructor

If you don’t have a tire pressure monitoring system, you might want to consider getting one for your travels. Tires should be inflated to the correct inflation pressure in order to receive proper performance. Under-inflated tires will cause the heat to build up in a tire, which can lead to tire damage or a rapid air loss, a.k.a., a blowout. Checking your tires with a tire gauge in the morning before you travel is a good idea, but I personally am tired of getting on my hands and knees to check the tire pressure.

Enter the tire pressure monitoring systems. Now a driver will be able to monitor the tire pressure on the RV and other vehicles that have the sensors installed. Systems will come with tire sensors, batteries, an anti-theft device and the monitor that will mount in the cab of your vehicle. For best performance, the batteries should be replaced every year. If the monitor senses a problem with a tire, there will be an audible and visual signal to alert you.

Having proper tire pressure can lead to better life of the tires, fuel savings, improved safety and, of course, a decrease in downtime. Also, consider having your rig weighed at Escapade in Gillette to see if you are overloaded. Peace of mind is a valuable asset as you travel down the highway.

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