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Old 01-19-2005, 09:57 PM   #1
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I just weighed our coach. Full on fuel, 50% water and full propane. Max front axle is 10,500 and we have 10,200, all ok. But I have 300 more pounds on the left front axle. I don't think I have 150lbs I can move to the other side. Rear axle is 17,500 max and LR is 8,200, RR 8,280. Anyone else have this imbalance?
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I just weighed our coach. Full on fuel, 50% water and full propane. Max front axle is 10,500 and we have 10,200, all ok. But I have 300 more pounds on the left front axle. I don't think I have 150lbs I can move to the other side. Rear axle is 17,500 max and LR is 8,200, RR 8,280. Anyone else have this imbalance?
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Old 01-21-2005, 02:43 PM   #3
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I have a similar imbalance on my coach and I'm not worried about it. This degree of imbalance represents less than a 9% differential between L and R sides. I inflate my tires based on the maximum GVWR for the front axle. How large is your fresh water tank? About 80 gallons?
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My fresh water is 100 gallons, but it never holds more that 75 because of the position of the overflow tube. Also at the time my gray and black each were half full holding about 50 and 40 respectively, but they're in the back so probably don't contribute much to the front axle weight.
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The reason that I asked about the freshwater tank is that mine is located on the left side immediately behind the front wheel. On my coach it is the water in the tank that causes the L to R imbalance.
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:39 AM   #6
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Our fresh water tank is down the center, the same with gray and black. I think I can remove about 60 lbs and move 30 lbs so I'll be 180lbs out of balance.
Thank you for your perspective.
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Tom, I have a 34 ft Alpine FDDS and after we were completely loaded for full timing I weighed the coach. I also am a little heavier on the left than the right. It probably has to do with the weight of the sliders. I keep my tires inflated for the actual load on each axle, and don't try to shift my load.

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