Check your caravan tyres to get the most out of National Camping and …
Check Caravan Tyres
So, once again we are now starting the new caravan tyre season! Hence, we have already seen a large influx of camper vans and caravans coming in for new tyres. Of course, this is a very pleasing trend! Fortunately, I think that it shows more responsibility by drivers of these vehicles. Importantly, towards the importance of the tyres they choose for this type of vehicle.
The SUV towing a caravan in the picture is a classic sight on our roads in Summer. But some of the campervans and motorhomes on our roads are as big as buses. Urgency is a must when it comes to checking the tyres before a trip! Consequently,you should Check your vehicles Tyres at regular intervals. of course for signs of wear and cracking on the sidewalls.
Urgently, if in any doubt the tyres should be changed immediately. However, the biggest danger for caravan owners is the failure to spot the cracks that develop. Especially in the bead area of their tyres. The tread looks great but if the tyres are older than six years, then you are more than likely to have cracks in the bead area.
So, bead cracks are caused by the effect of the sun! many of these types of vehicle are stood in one area for a length of time. Causing the suns rays to break down the rubber surface and form cracking. At first the cracks are very small! Eventually the cracks join together making larger and more dangerous cracking! Eventually, the tyre will blow out when running.
The problem with these cracks is that eventually they will join up and develop into a large split
So,resulting in the tyre coming apart! Disastrously, we have seen this so many times always Check Caravan Tyres for this problem. Sometimes the cracks can appear in the shoulder are. But this problem is generally with running your tyres under pressure. You must check your tyre pressures when they are hot and not cold, and inflate them to the correct readings when any weight is carried, say when you are going off on holiday, but when you unload the caravan or trailer, set them to the unloaded pressure.