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Safe Traveling

There are many things you can do to reduce the chances of a bad experience when you're traveling. Although preventing an accident may well be worth the cost of its prevention, most of us balance risk with common sense about expense. Many handling problems may be corrected by adding anti-sway bars, more expensive shocks, air lift springs, etc. But all these upgrades are very expensive, and we often balance their cost against our risk, and choose to reduce our risk through another channel, such as driving slower or staying away from a passing 18 wheeler. Sometimes we simply accept the risk and hope nothing happens. If that is your strategy, then I wish you the very best. However, you should consider our services, probably the cheapest upgrade you can make to your RV, and one of the most important steps you can take in ensuring the safety of you and those traveling with you. Few things, if any, are as inexpensive and more valuable to the safety of your RV than ensuring the tires are in good shape, they are properly inflated, the load on them is within recognized limits, and the RV is not overloaded.

Normally the cost of the service will be covered by the savings in the next few fill ups, and with the price of gas increasing, the savings on fuel and tire wear quickly exceed the price of the service. The price varies on the configuration of the RV, such as 2 or 3 axle motorhome, 1,2 or 3 axle trailer or fifth wheel, whether we lift the RV or it's driven onto the scales etc., so it's best to call us and inquire about the price of your particular RV arrangement.

Just about every RV magazine you pick up has an article on how important it is to have your RV weighed to ensure it is not exceeding the GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) for those of you towing, the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating), the Tongue/Pin weight, the GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) or axle imbalances. All these ratings have to be compared to an actual weighing of the RV, and the ONLY way to properly identify imbalance issues or to calculate the proper tire inflation is to conduct a wheel by wheel measurement. The "Tech" columns in the RV magazines often suggest wheel by wheel weighing to identify recurring blowouts, handling issues and component wear problems. There are no shortcuts that will work, "eye-balling" the tires or looking for the RV to "sit level" simply are not legitimate methods to identify these types of problems. Even new RVs off the lot can be dangerously close to maximum loads, before you add your own cargo! Whether you're buying a new RV or simply making the one you already have safer, its good advice to "weigh before you pay".

The best of luck in your travels, and remember, "Be safe out there".