RVRC LIVE! February 2020

Duration: 1:00:15

Check out the recap of our monthly RVRC LIVE with managing editor of RV Repair Club Dave Solberg. Dave answers your RV repair questions live on the air in this interactive and informative Q&A.

Feel free to ask questions live during the show by using the chatbox below.

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4 Responses to “RVRC LIVE! February 2020”
  1. Mark Walton
    Mark Walton

    Just got a tire pressure monitors for my RV. Tire pressure for cold tires is 82psi…during my last trip the tire pressure got as high as 102psi. Is that normal?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hey Mark,

      Our Expert, Dan has some info for you:

      Yes this is normal. The temperature will rise during travel and especially long travels on expressways and hot days can have a higher increase in pressure. On the larger tires a 10-15 PSI increase is normal, yours was a little high but under certain conditions it can happen. A lot of breaking can cause them to rise to. If your bearings or bad or if you have open bearings that need resealed it is possible the grease is bad and a bearing repack may help. Tires need a couple hundred pounds of pressure to blow under normal circumstances. The most common reason for tire blow outs are from weak side walls caused by driving under inflated tires for too long. This weakens the walls and even if you were to fill them back to normal the damage has already been done and the risk is much higher. As long as your tires are in good shape those PSI ratings shouldn’t be of concern.
      Sincerely,
      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Thanks!
      Madeline
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

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  2. Greg Shorey
    Greg Shorey

    My newmar has oil bath bearings on a workhorse frame. When should I drain the oil and replace?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hey Greg,

      Our Expert, Dan has some tips for you:

      I always recommend doing it once a year if you travel a lot. And by a lot I mean most weekends or multiple long trips throughout the year. If you just do occasional long trips and stick near home on the weekends going it every couple of years is fine but if you like to travel far distances or travel often I do recommend doing it once a year to stay on the safe side.
      Sincerely,
      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

      Thanks!
      Madeline
      RV Repair Club Video Membership

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