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Old 09-18-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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newbie question - tire pressure for storage

I read conflicting statements about how to care for you RV tires (still on the RV) during extended storage. Some say to inflate it to 1 bar, some say to full operating pressure. I'm thinking to keep it completely deflated (RV is sitting on stands or blocks). What do you all do? Thx all. Erwin
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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I read conflicting statements about how to care for you RV tires (still on the RV) during extended storage. Some say to inflate it to 1 bar, some say to full operating pressure. I'm thinking to keep it completely deflated (RV is sitting on stands or blocks). What do you all do? Thx all. Erwin
Your answers will be all over on this.
My opinion is to leave at recommended tire pressure.

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Old 09-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #3
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I leave tires at full operating pressure...don't know if there is a correct professional recommendation out there but this is what I've always done.
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I read conflicting statements about how to care for you RV tires (still on the RV) during extended storage. Some say to inflate it to 1 bar, some say to full operating pressure. I'm thinking to keep it completely deflated (RV is sitting on stands or blocks). What do you all do? Thx all. Erwin
From Good Year: Tire Storage - Goodyear RV

Tire Storage
How to Store Your TiresThe best place to store tires is a clean, cool, dry, sunless area away from strong air currents. Even though the rubber used to make tires is formulated to resist the effects of sunlight, ozone, and water, the life of a tire can be extended if exposure to these elements is minimized during storage.

Stack tires flat so that the bottom tire will maintain its shape
Wrap each tire with an opaque polyethylene covering to minimize the effects of oxygen and ozone. Most Goodyear retailers have storage bags made specifically for this purpose
If tires are being stored outdoors, they should be raised off the storage surface
If tires are stored while mounted on rims, they should be inflated to 10 psi
If they are put in storage during warm weather, the initial inflation pressure should be about 15 psi to offset the pressure drop during cold weather months

How Not to Store Your TiresDon't store tires in an area that is wet, oily or greasy
Don't store tires where they are subjected to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures
Don't store tires near electric motors or other ozone-generating sources
Don't store tires on black asphalt or other heat-absorbent surfaces
Don't store tires on or adjacent to highly reflective surfaces such as sand or snow

Storing Your Vehicle Without Removing the Tires ideally, a vehicle in storage should be placed on blocks to remove all weight from the tires. If the vehicle cannot be put on blocks, follow these steps for tire protection:

Completely unload the vehicle so that minimum weight will be placed on the tires
Inflate tires to recommended operating pressure plus 25%. Ensure that the rim manufacturer’s inflation capacity is not exceeded
Be sure the storage surface is firm, clean, well drained and reasonably level
Avoid moving the vehicle during extremely cold weather
Move the vehicle at least every three months to prevent ozone cracking in the tire bulge area, as well as “flat-spotting” from the prolonged strain of sidewall and tread deflection
Adjust inflation before putting the vehicle back into service
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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From Good Year: Tire Storage - Goodyear RV

Tire Storage
How to Store Your TiresThe best place to store tires is a clean, cool, dry, sunless area away from strong air currents. Even though the rubber used to make tires is formulated to resist the effects of sunlight, ozone, and water, the life of a tire can be extended if exposure to these elements is minimized during storage.

Stack tires flat so that the bottom tire will maintain its shape
Wrap each tire with an opaque polyethylene covering to minimize the effects of oxygen and ozone. Most Goodyear retailers have storage bags made specifically for this purpose
If tires are being stored outdoors, they should be raised off the storage surface
If tires are stored while mounted on rims, they should be inflated to 10 psi
If they are put in storage during warm weather, the initial inflation pressure should be about 15 psi to offset the pressure drop during cold weather months

How Not to Store Your TiresDon't store tires in an area that is wet, oily or greasy
Don't store tires where they are subjected to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures
Don't store tires near electric motors or other ozone-generating sources
Don't store tires on black asphalt or other heat-absorbent surfaces
Don't store tires on or adjacent to highly reflective surfaces such as sand or snow

Storing Your Vehicle Without Removing the Tires ideally, a vehicle in storage should be placed on blocks to remove all weight from the tires. If the vehicle cannot be put on blocks, follow these steps for tire protection:

Completely unload the vehicle so that minimum weight will be placed on the tires
Inflate tires to recommended operating pressure plus 25%. Ensure that the rim manufacturer’s inflation capacity is not exceeded
Be sure the storage surface is firm, clean, well drained and reasonably level
Avoid moving the vehicle during extremely cold weather
Move the vehicle at least every three months to prevent ozone cracking in the tire bulge area, as well as “flat-spotting” from the prolonged strain of sidewall and tread deflection
Adjust inflation before putting the vehicle back into service
Right, I'm going to do all that on either one. I believe like I was taught when flying, kick the tires and light the fires. I'm too old, fat, and lazy to do all of that. I want to be ready to go when I have a couple good days and that even happens in the winter.
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Thanks for the info
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