Your campervan is equipped with wheels and tires selected to match the capacity specifications of the chassis as designed by the chassis manufacturer. Under normal circumstances and with proper tire and chassis maintenance, you should enjoy a trouble-free vacation.
For safety and maximum tire life, proper vehicle speeds must be maintained, proper inflation pressure must be maintained, and tread depth and wear must be monitored. Properly inflated and maintained tires also contribute to overall campervan stability and safety. The maximum cold inflation pressures are stated on the tire sidewall. The recommended maximum tire inflation pressure for this campervan is shown on the Federal Certification Tag attached on the inside of the driver’s door.
AIR PRESSURE CHECK
Check your tires when they are “cold” and have not been driven for more than one mile. The stated load capacity for a given cold inflation pressure is based on ambient outside temperature. If you must check your tires when they are warm or hot, do allow for a slight increase in air pressure and make sure they are within a couple of pounds of each other on the same axle. The front tires should be 65PSI and the rear tires 70PSI on a Chevrolet Express 2500 and 45PSI on a Chevrolet Express 1500. Check the inside of the driver’s door for the badge that lists the correct tire pressure for your vehicle.
IF YOU GET A FLAT TIRE
In case of sudden tire failure:
1. Apply the accelerator to maintain directional stability, then gradually release the accelerator.
2. Use moderate brake pedal pressure. Do not pump the brake. The vehicle is equipped with Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) which will help control braking.
3. Firmly hold the steering wheel while avoiding abrupt steering inputs and move slowly to a safe place. Park on a firm level surface.
4. Turn off the ignition.
5. Set the parking brake.
6. Turn on the hazard flasher system.
7. Ensure your passengers are safely located and children monitored.
8. If you are confident to change the tire the tools are located under the passenger or driver’s seat in the front cab. The spare tire is located under the rear of the vehicle. To lower the tire use the jack handle to lower the tire through the hole beside the rear number plate. (see photo on next page)
9. Contact a Travellers Autobarn representative for assistance in repair or replacement of the damaged tire