- At the beginning, work with a tire dealer that will take the time to obtain 6 months or younger tires. (Not always easy to do, especially based upon the brand you choose. And sometimes tires shortages, as in the 2015 under estimation by Michelin on tire demand, can impact this too.)
- Four corner weight. Set tires to your actual weights per the tire manufactures weight charts. Add minimum of 5psi contingency, or 10%, whichever you feel works for you.)
- Spend the money for tire pressure and temperature monitors. (Calibrate these based upon our actual per tire PSI readings form a reliable gauge. Many of these sensors can be + or - up to 5 psi of actual ratings, usually more like + or - 3 psi)
- At the start of each day, before taking off. Check you tire monitor for current PSI's. Consider if one side is baking in the sun, and outside temperatures. (You get a feel for this.), when looking at these numbers.
- Daily walk around of rig, should include visual inspection of tires, including taking a knee and looking in as best you can at the inside dual. Look for sings of damage, bulges, cracking. (No, you will not see everything, but you can at least look at what you can see.)
- Come up with your replacement timeframe schedule, and budget accordingly. I'm on a 5 1/2 - 6 1/2 replacement schedule. And do this based upon the oldest tires Born on Date (Date of Production), not the date of install. Especially if this is used rig, and you don't know the full history of the tires on that rig.
- Damage can happen on the terrible conditions of our highways. Do take extra precautions if you have large impact, say a pot hole. And watch very close for the next month or two and or several thousand miles. A bruised/damaged cord can expand to a break or a bubble/bulge sometime down the road after such impacts. If in doubt, take it in and have it dismounted and inspected from the inside.
The only thing that moves you forwards, turns, or stops your coach - are those little contact points on the ground.
We pay for insurance yearly, because stuff happens. Look at replacing your tires on a 'time of use', as insurance. The difference, is by not doing so, you could cause serious damage to your coach, and or, serious injury to yourself or others.
On tire choices. Don't save money on tires, choose good quality tires that are rated for your coaches loads. Now, what you feel is a 'good quality tire', is your opinion - and OK to choose there brand that you like.
Safety is not accomplished by accident.
Opinions vary, I've shared mine
Best to all, be safe, have fun,