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                     The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) hosted a well-attended free seminar for 350 attendees from 84 companies on RV tires and usage on April 23.

According to an RVIA Today Express report, featured presenters included Bruce York with the NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation, Tim Ball, executive vice president of marketing and sales for Tredit Tire, and Walter Cannon, executive director of the Recreation Vehicle Safety Education Foundation (RVSEF).

The webinar focused on tire considerations for consumers such as tire type, size, load rating and range, PSI, tire age, speed ratings, reserve capacity, and getting the proper information to the customer. The presentation also examined what tires are currently being used in the RV industry and what are the most common tire failures and causes.

“We were very pleased that this webinar drew such strong interest,” said Bruce Hopkins, RVIA’s vice president of standards. “The session generated valuable discussion among our industry members and tire and safety experts that will provide insightful guidance as well as help all of us gain a better understanding of how to better handle tire issues and requirements moving forward.”