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Old 09-01-2005, 07:00 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where you can get your coach weighed where they can weight each tire? I have been at Flying J and they say they can't do that. I want to do this so I can properly inflate my tires

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Does anyone know where you can get your coach weighed where they can weight each tire? I have been at Flying J and they say they can't do that. I want to do this so I can properly inflate my tires

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Old 09-01-2005, 07:21 PM   #3
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I have heard that at some of the FMCA Rallies they bring in scales to weigh the individual tire positions. I would look for a scale at a local stop. Go on a day that isn't busy Saturday or Sunday.

I have posted this site from Michelin before, I think under Alpine forum/Toyo. It has two good videos, one about sudden tire failure and controlling the MH, the other on how to properly weigh your coach.


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Old 09-01-2005, 08:05 PM   #4
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Hello Alpine4us:

If you want to weigh your coach at each corner check out the RV Recreation Vehicle Safety Education Foundation (RVSEF) web site. RVSEF will be at numerous locations this year and will weigh your coach at each corner. I hope this helps answer your question.

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Old 09-02-2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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I would expect that only platform scales are available at locations such as Flying J, scrape yards, State weigh scales. Will not be able to weigh individual wheel positions with those type scales. Need to check your local weigh scale service shops, outfits the calibrate & repair weigh scales. They will have the equipment to weigh individual wheel positions. Have never had occasion to have it done so don't know what it would cost, may be able to get it done for free if you take the coach to them and business is slow.
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Old 09-04-2005, 07:13 AM   #6
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Some moving and storage companies have flat scales you can four wheel weigh on. My local solution turned up at a frozen food distributor. Only found it through word of mouth.
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I don't know your location but if you are in farm country, try at the local feed mill. I had mine done there but it has to be level outside of the scales to do it right.
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:18 AM   #8
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IMHO, the need for weighing @ all 4 is overstated. You can weigh each axle @ any standard scale by putting front on scale & get weight, add rear on scale & get total, subtract front from total to get rear. Then, when optimizing tire pressure, allow for some side-to-side variation by an educated guess.
Since good practice IMO dictates pressurizing for heaviest static load then additionally increasing tire pressure for centrifugal pressure in turns, which probably overshadows any static load sideways off-balance, the static load point can be mooted out by approximation & centrifugal management.
If your axle weight plus centrifugal is getting close to axle rating or to tire max load, then I recommend 4-position weighing to fine tune the installation.

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