alliance RV paradigm 2021 Tire Introduction User Manual
Your tires are the only part of the RV that has direct contact with the road. Tires directly affect the handling, braking and safety of your RV. Tires must have correct air pressure, tread depth, and balance. Check your tires regularly, this is crucial to your safety. Ideally, tires should be inspected monthly. If you drive over potholes, and debris or live in a cold climate, or even regularly pull your RV, a more frequent inspection is suggested. The more often you inspect, the easier it is to catch small problems and get them fixed before it becomes more expensive and potentially time‐consuming problem.
Look for this during the inspection:
- Over Inflation – Too much air causes the tire’s middle section to contact the road. This will create wear in the center of the tire.
- Under Inflation – Too little air pressure causes the outer edges to contact the road. This will create wear on the outside edges of the tire tread.
- Tread Wear on one Edge of the Tire – This typically indicates that something is out of alignment.
- Erratic Tread Wear – Often called cupping and can mean the wheel is out of balance or an issue with suspension components.
ALWAYS KEEP TIRES PROPERLY INFLATED. NOT DOING SO CAN RESULT IN TIRE FAILURE WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.
Federal law requires tire manufacturers to place standardized information on the sidewall of all tires. This information identifies the characteristics of the tire and provides a tire ID number for safety standard certification and in case of a recall.
DOT Tire Identification Number
- This begins with the letters “DOT” and indicates the tire meets all federal standards. The following two digits are the plant code where the tire was manufactured. The last four numbers represent the week and year the tire was built. The other numbers have interchangeable meanings that are used at the tire manufacturers’ discretion. This # is also important in the event of a tire recall and used for that purpose.
- Follow the tire manufacturer’s inflation guidelines for maximum load capacity; underinflation is just as dangerous as over‐inflation. Proper inflation should be monitored closely. Failure to do so can result in the overheating of a tire causing a blowout. Inflation pressure should be as recommended by the tire manufacturer or as the federal label for the recreational vehicle indicates.
- When you are using your RV, check inflation pressure weekly. Pressure should be checked when the tires are cold. Tires are considered cold when the vehicle has not been moved for a period of 3 hours or more. During travel, tires heat up and pressure increases. Do NOT adjust tires when they are hot.
- Check your tire pressures at least once a month. Tires can lose air suddenly from road hazards. Tires also naturally lose air and it is not always possible to determine under‐inflation by visual inspection. Locate the recommended tire pressure, locate the Tire and Loading Information label for accurate settings. If the tire pressure is too high in any of the tires, slowly release air by gently pressing on the tire valve stem with the edge of your tire gauge until you get the correct pressure. If the pressure is too low, note the difference between the measured tire pressure and the correct tire pressure. These “missing” pounds of pressure are what you will need to add. At a service station, add the missing pounds of air pressure to each tire that is underinflated. Check all the tires to make sure they have the same air pressure.
- If you have been driving your vehicle and think a tire is underinflated, fill it to the recommended cold inflation pressure indicated on your vehicle’s tire information placard or certification label. While your tire may still be slightly underinflated due to the extra pounds of pressure in the warm tire, it is safer to drive with air pressure that’s slightly lower than the vehicle manufacturers recommended cold inflation pressure than to drive with a significantly underinflated tire. Since this is a temporary fix, don’t forget to recheck and adjust the tire’s pressure when you can obtain a cold reading.
TIRE PRESSURE SHOULD BE CHECKED AT THE BEGINNING OF A TRIP. ALWAYS FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FEDERAL CERTIFICATION LABEL FOR ESTABLISHED REQUIREMENTS.
NEVER ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE TO A â€œHOTâ€ OR â€œWARMâ€ TIRE. ADJUSTMENTS ARE ONLY TO BE MADE AFTER THE TIRE HAS BEEN AT REST FOR 3 OR MORE HOURS.
Alliance RV uses a very robust Load Range G ST235/85R16 tire. Only purchase new tires that are the same size as the vehicle’s original tires. Look at the tire information label or the sidewall of the tire you are replacing to find the information. If you have any questions, please contact Alliance RV.
Changing a Tire
- Keep the recreational vehicle attached to the tow vehicle. Block the tire on the opposite side of the recreational vehicle from the tire you are changing.
- Loosen the wheel lug on the tire you are changing before jacking up the vehicle.
(Note: DO NOT remove the lug nuts)
- Locate the mainframe rail of the trailer (it spans from front to back just inside the tires).
- To raise the recreational vehicle, place the jack (hydraulic or screw) under the main frame rail. It must be just ahead of the front tire or just behind the rear tire.
NEVER USE THE LEVELING SYSTEM TO CHANGE A TIRE. NEVER RAISE THE RV BY PLACING A JACK UNDER THE AXLE, AXLE SPRINGS OR ANY ATTACHED PARTS. BE SURE TO REPLACE TIRES WITH A TIRE OF THE SAME SIZE AND SPECIFICATION.
Properly maintained tires improve the stopping, traction and load‐carrying capability of the RV. Underinflated tires and overloaded vehicles are major causes of tire failure. Always maintain your tires as outlined and make sure to NEVER exceed a vehicle’s load limits.
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