Posted by: Mark Polk | 2011

RV Tire Products

  Camping World began with one small store and a mail order business in an old farmhouse heated by a wood-burning stove. A tobacco barn served as their first warehouse. Since then, Camping World has grown into America’s leading RV accessories and service experts, bringing you everything you need for your RV, with Nationwide SuperCenters, an award-winning website, and full-color catalogs.

Placing your order with Camping World is easy with knowledgeable crew members ready to assist with questions, or find just the right product you need.

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System

I am a huge advocate for consumer education on tire care and maintenance. I think there is more educational material available now on RV tire care and maintenance than ever before. That’s great news, but with all the care and maintenance in the world it is impossible to know what kind of damage may have already occurred to the inside of a tire, that you are unaware of, and have no way of knowing when the tire might fail.

The good news is there is a way to monitor your tires while you are traveling. It’s called a Tire Pressure Monitoring System available at Camping World.  Don’t leave home without it.  ~ Mark Polk


Digital Tire Pressure Gauge

Something I never leave home without is a quality tire pressure gauge. Like everything else these days’ things are switching from analog to digital. Analog tire pressure gauges were the standard for many years, but advancements in digital technology have improved on that standard. In numerous tests comparing different type gauges digital gauges proved to be the most accurate tested.  Regardless of the type of gauge you choose there are high quality and low quality tire gauges available. Buying a cheap digital gauge would be the same as buying a cheap pencil type gauge. I never leave home without this digital tire pressure gauge by Tire Minder available at Camping World.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to tire pressure gauges:

1)   Spend a few more dollars and get a quality pressure gauge.

2)  If the gauge will be used for checking dual wheels on a motorhome the chuck end of the gauge should have a dual foot design to make the job much easier.

3)   Always select a gauge rated higher than the inflation pressure of the tires you are checking. Applying more pressure than the gauge is rated for can damage the gauge and affect the accuracy. If you over-pressure a gauge have it tested for accuracy. This gauge is rated up to 150 psi.

4)   Try not to drop or jar the gauge. Store the gauge in some type of protective covering or case and in an area where it won’t be hit or damaged. 

5)   Periodically have the gauge tested for accuracy. At a minimum compare it to another quality gauge to see if both read the same, or close to the same pressure.

6)   Most importantly, once you purchase a quality pressure gauge use it on a regular basis to check your RV and automobile tires.

~ Mark Polk



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