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Old 12-18-2013, 11:06 PM   #43
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My 97 is a 3 valve system with a straight front axle. It's set up with the 2 valves on the front with a single in back. Not how I would like it, but it is what it is. I understand the newer Endeavors are different, and when you get new enough, they're on a totally different chassis. So no help on what the OP has, but pointing out the potential for it to be several different ways.

That said, the basic layout should be pretty similar between our coaches? This is what had me scratchin my head to start with? Without going into a lot of detail, I don't see how you could load the coach with "stuff" normally carried aboard, without grossly overloading compartments rated for no more than 150 lbs per, in a manner that might net 1100lbs difference side to side on the front axle? Even if the compartment load ratings were ignored, I don't think there's enough physical ROOM to do that?

BTW, mine is like 200lb heavy on the left, full fuel and water, ready to go.

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Old 12-19-2013, 07:36 AM   #44
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Now there is a least two of us on the right track. Non of the data makes any sense to me either. I tend to think that the scales are an issue. The problem with me is that often we never know what the answer turns out to be. And Hicks as you know, lots of time it is something one least suspects.

Ahicks, hope you are not in Gaylord for you are not using your RV much. My original home was in that area.
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:23 PM   #45
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Geez, gotta change that. We just sold that place to buy a place in Florida - where I'm writing this. We've taken advantage of the prices in the current real estate market in the area, and are now south and west of Ocala, about half way between Dunnellon and Crystal River (Citrus Springs) - and lovin every minute of it!
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #46
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AHicks, we are neighbors. I'm in Pine Ridge. It's a small world.

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Geez, gotta change that. We just sold that place to buy a place in Florida - where I'm writing this. We've taken advantage of the prices in the current real estate market in the area, and are now south and west of Ocala, about half way between Dunnellon and Crystal River (Citrus Springs) - and lovin every minute of it!
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:39 PM   #47
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Really... Especially as I'm in the far SW corner of Citrus Springs. Pine Ridge starts just a few of blocks South of here!

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Old 12-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #48
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Ok, the saga comtinues,

If you recall in my first post

Full water tank, 1/2 tank fuel,

both f/8400 R/15,100

Front R/3700 L/4800

Rear R/7660 L/7160

I have 255/70R 22.5 tires

The chart says <4190 80lbs 4895 100lbs on single

<7940 80lbs

Right now I have 95 front and 100 rear.


Now I filled the fuel tank about 40G and propane added 28G, also personal gear leaft Fl Thursday afternoon made Ga with the air pressure above.

Friaday morning at the crack of dawn at a FJ I redid the weights, I dumped all the air as suggested above between each weight ans let refill.

RF 3960 RR 7780
LF 4740 LR 7300

total front 8700
rear 15480

Now I show front diff of 780 ( I heard others with this coach reporting about those differentials.

Rear dif 480

So I lowered the rears to 95 the chart says 80??? but didn't want to go that low travels 500 miles today.

On the front left I aired to 105, that's the chart of 100 and 5lbs extra.
on the RF chart says 80 but didn't feel like experiments with a 25lb diff, so for today ran it at 95.

I went 475 miles on rt95 at 63-65MPH no toad.

If anything there was very slight pull to the right????


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All wheels on same axle need to be same pressure and that is for heavy side
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Tony can you please tell me the source of that statement?

I was told the reason for taking 4 weights was to set each corner to it's specific weight.
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As I stated before, ALL tires on the same axle MUST be inflated to the same pressure. The MINIMUM pressure is that of the HEAVIEST wheel position on a given axle. Most run their tires 5psi above the recommended, I run mine 10psi over. Remember the tire chart states MINIMUM tire inflation pressure.

Dumping the air makes NO sense. Tires are to be aired up to the pressure that will carry the weight while in operation--not parked. Ride height distributes weight just as it will be when driven.

Even if you don't have Michelins, read their RV tire inflation document. It's well written.
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I would think different inflations on the steer axle will cause your coach to pull left or right. Also to much of a difference on the drive axle and your tires will be slightly different diameters. This will cause slight stress on the diff. Shouldn't hurt anything but it is unnecessary.
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Tony can you please tell me the source of that statement? I was told the reason for taking 4 weights was to set each corner to it's specific weight.
See top of page 6:

http://www.michelinrvtires.com/asset...esBrochure.pdf
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Ok that's good enough for me thanks all......

I'll air up the right front in the morning.
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Sorry you had to lave Fl just when it was starting to get nice!

Now that you know about matching tire pressure side for side I'm sure you'll be fine on your ride home (assuming the weather holds for you?)

I'd still get the ride height checked/confirmed OK when you have a chance - to see about the big side to side difference? It's not that hard to do yourself if you're already planning on doing a lot of your own maintenance? If nothing else, you'll learn a lot about how that system works, which may prove valuable some day?

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Is the coach level, front to back, and side to side?
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