You are wrapping up another fun-filled RV trip and you are ready to pull out of your campsite. All of a sudden, you look down and realize your tire pressure needs some attention. It is time to change the tire on your RV… are you prepared?
Take a breath, relax and follow our easy step-by-step tutorial to change your RV tire.
Camper tires or trailer tires aren’t much different from the tires on a normal car or truck, although they may be much larger depending on the size of your motorhome or RV. Luckily, that means changing a tire on an RV follows generally the same process.
Before changing your tire, you’ll want to assemble all of the necessary tools and equipment so they’re ready to go. First, you’ll need two RV jacks or an RV leveler. This will raise the height of your motorhome or camper so you can access the trailer rims and tires. You’ll also need a lug wrench or tire wrench, as well as a spare tire to replace the flat one.
Items you’ll need:
- RV jacks
- RV leveler
- Lug wrench (tire wrench)
- New tire
RV Tire Repair:
Finally, it’s time to do the repairs. Before starting, make sure to move your RV to a safe place where you’re not in danger of being hit by other cars.
- Using the RV jacks or RV leveler, raise the vehicle just high enough so the trailer tires and wheels can spin freely.
- Next, take the tire wrench and remove the lug nuts.
- Pull off the bad tire and fit the spare tire into place.
- Using the wrench, replace and tighten the lug nuts.
That’s it! Now that you’ve successfully changed a tire, it will only become easier each time in the future. You might even become that person at the campground who others call on for help when they’ve got a flat tire themselves.
Multi Seal Tire Sealant at Lichtsinn RV:
The next time you are at Lichtsinn RV, ask your service or sales consultant about our Multi Seal Tire Sealant. Multi Seal Tire Sealant extends tire life and protects the people and equipment that are riding on them. Since 1981, Multi Seal has manufactured high performance tire sealants, scientifically formulated to virtually eliminate air loss due to punctures and slow leaks. Multi Seal‘s 21st century formula works inside your tires filling holes and punctures instantly. Fewer leaks mean fewer flats and longer lasting tires. The result is less money spent on new tires, retreads and damaged wheels — and eliminating down-time during vacation. Learn more about Multi Seal here.