Get Your RV Road-Trip Ready With Tirescanner
Road trips are on the rise as COVID-19 restrictions slowly lift across the country. Whether you’re getting ready to head out as soon as it’s allowed or dreaming of a future trip, you’ll need some good tires to get you from A to B. If you’re worried about social distancing while you travel, an RV is a great option as you can be relatively self-contained and have total control over the hygiene of your space.
However, if the world of campers is new to you, it can be pretty intimidating. So we’re here to help you decide which vehicle to make your temporary home, and to provide some guidance to make sure your tires are going to go the distance.
Where Do I Start?
If you’re looking to buy or rent an RV, it’s important to consider safety, value for money and where you’re planning to take your new tiny home. If you’re on a budget, consider a pull-behind trailer rather than an Airstream. If you’re travelling somewhere cold, it might be worth looking for a vehicle with some indoor cooking facilities and winter-proofing to make sure you don’t find yourself with a burst pipe. Buying an RV is a big investment, so it’s worth making sure you know as much as possible about your vehicle before you buy. This will help you make an informed choice that suits your needs best.
Our RV Top Picks
We know that finding the right vehicle for your big trip can be daunting, so here’s some of our top picks to get you started.
The Mercedes-Benz metris pop-top camper is a great option for busy families in need of a van that can handle an adventure, but also functions as an everyday vehicle.
The Storyteller Overland Mode is a fit-for-purpose “adventure van” with clever space-saving features and an app to keep you connected to the customer service team on the road.
The Kimbo 6 is a cool and clever camper that fits onto the back of a mid- or full-size pickup trucks.
The Opus OP4 is a unique and upmarket inflatable trailer tent that can be set up in 5 minutes, is built for off-road adventures and features indulgent extras like plush seating and an optional pull-out fridge.
The Airstream Flying Cloud is a distinctive and luxurious choice of travel trailer, with a huge range of floor plans and sizes to meet the needs of any traveler.
Getting Your RV Road Trip-Ready
So you’ve chosen your van, made the investment, and taken time off work for your first road trip. To make sure you’re safe and stress free on the road, there’s a few things you need to do before you set off.
Make sure you’ve got some household essentials. An RV isn’t a hotel and, unless you bring it, there isn’t a towel, bottle opener or spare toilet roll. So use all that extra space wisely, and make sure you’re not left short of the essentials.
Do a thorough walk around of your vehicle. It’s important to make sure there’s no leaks, that everything is stowed away and you aren’t connected to sewage or electricity. It’s also important to make sure your trailer connection is secure if you’re towing. The process of checking your vehicle can be tedious, but it’s better than realising that there’s a leaky roof or an insecure tow hitch when it’s too late.
Check your tires! Check the tread and pressure, and make sure there’s enough wear left in the tires to get you safely home. Ensure that your tires are the right size for your vehicle, and ideally get them checked by a professional at the start of each comping season and big trip to ensure that they’re safe to drive on. If you’re unsure how, check out our handy guide to checking your tire pressure!
Finding New Tires for Your RV
If you find that your tires need replacing, exploring the many different options for a new set can be confusing. We’ve gathered some great options for your camper or RV, available at the best prices and installed at your home, work or local garage through Tirescanner.
The Toyo Extensa A/S II is a great all-rounder. A budget all-season tire, this model provides long-lasting tread life, stability and durability. The traction suffers a little on wet road surfaces, but can handle snow and other winter elements. Toyo provides a 65,000 mile tread warranty on this tire.
The Ironman RB-12 NWS is an all-season tire with a classic, stylish look due to its whitewall styling. Computer-optimized tread design helps create a quiet and comfortable ride, while strong wet traction and a long life make it a great option for road trips with unpredictable weather conditions.
The Continental Vanco 2 is a high-performance tire, with great handling and excellent wet-braking performance. The fantastic resistance to hydroplaning makes it a good option for unpredictable weather conditions, and the robust construction means that you can trust these tires to keep you safe on longer journeys.
If you’re looking for a tire that will take your RV on an unexpected adventure at a moment’s notice, the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W is a great choice. It is engineered for excellent performance off-road and in severe snow conditions, without compromising on the pavement.
Another great option for an off-road tire is the Nitto Trail Grappler M/T. Built for mud terrain, this tire pays special attention to grip and durability, while being one of the quieter options due to some innovative computer simulation.
Get Road-Trip Ready
If you’re in need of some new tires for your next big trip or weekend escape, Tirescanner is here to help. Use our search tool to find the tires you need, and don’t hesitate to call us on 1-800-917-9772 or contact us here if you need some extra guidance, our customer service team is a great resource. Happy road-tripping!
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