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Old 12-06-2015, 03:27 PM   #1
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Firestone air bags Front and Rear and 8 new tires

Firestone air bags Front and Rear and 8 new MasterCraft Lt 235-85-16 tires. The tireman said put 80 lbs in all 8 tires and 50 Lbs in the air bags...Never mentioned I should weight the coach. This is a 1997 F53 Ford(National) I live 50 miles from a scale. From what I read it sounds like the Tag Axle determines the weight on the steer axle. Looking at the tires they look like they need more air. What should I do till I can get it weighed? I'm a newbie if you haven't guessed it by now. Thanks,Walt

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Old 12-06-2015, 03:36 PM   #2
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You should have a tire inflation sticker on the wall beside the drivers seat. Thats where you should start.

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Old 12-08-2015, 08:37 AM   #3
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If you are concerned, inflate the tires to their maximum capacity as listed on the sidewall until you can get it weighed and adjust the pressure appropriately. The air bags are primarily to level the coach while underway as well as provide some additional stability. They usually max at 100 lbs and 50 lbs is a good place to start. If you max them out, you make get a rougher ride.

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