Overweight RV’s & Under inflated Tires Are a Serious Problem
With so many common amenities like washers and dryers, slide out rooms, and large holding tanks, it’s easy to overload your RV without even knowing it. Weighing your RV can be the difference between a safe & enjoyable trip & a costly disastrous one.
Are your RV or truck tires rated for the WEIGHT on EACH WHEEL & inflated accordingly?
Weighing each axle on a truck scale won’t detect an INDIVIDUAL TIRE OVERLOAD. Do yourself and your fellow travelers a favor – get accurate wheel weights before hitting the road.
Don’t Let This Happen to You
This photo was sent to us from one of our customer’s. He had a 62 mph blowout on a freeway in Oakland. Luckily, he had taken a class on how to handle a steer tire blowout and stopped safely.
He had gone to a truck stop to weigh his axles to ensure that they were within the specs. They were. He divided the axle weights in half to determine proper tire inflation. What he didn’t know was that the right front had significantly more weight on it than the left front. The result was an under inflated right front tire.
Overloaded RV’s and Motorhomes Are the Leading Cause of Accidents among RV’ers
Weighing your RV can be the difference between a safe & enjoyable trip & a costly disastrous one. Another aspect of an overweight RV, the legal concerns if you are involved in an accident:
- Most insurance companies, lawyers, and law enforcement officers know that it is very common for an RV to be overloaded.
- Even if you are not at fault, just involved, an overweight condition could lead to a negative verdict as the overweight condition could be viewed as a contributing factor.
- Your share of liability could increase.
- Your insurance company could cancel coverage if you were operating the vehicle in violation of the ratings on the federal data plate in your RV.
Overloading & Under inflation can cause:
- Tire failures
- Reduced handling capability
- On-road breakdowns
- Increased stopping distance
- More rapid tire wear
- Rapid suspension component wear
- Higher fuel consumption
- Unsafe swaying in crosswinds
- Reduced personal safety
- Increased driver fatigue