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Yes, I've weighed my motorhome 55 85.94%
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:06 PM   #1
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Goodyear is running a poll on their website currently asking folks if they've weighed their camper. They individually tally results between motorhome owners and trailer owners to get a feel for who are weighing their rigs.

Goodyear has over 5000 reponses so I thought it would be interesting to run the same poll here to see the results we get.

Note: Trailer owners, please see the poll running in Trailer General Discussions.
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:06 PM   #2
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Goodyear is running a poll on their website currently asking folks if they've weighed their camper. They individually tally results between motorhome owners and trailer owners to get a feel for who are weighing their rigs.

Goodyear has over 5000 reponses so I thought it would be interesting to run the same poll here to see the results we get.

Note: Trailer owners, please see the poll running in Trailer General Discussions.
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Old 10-05-2006, 01:20 PM   #3
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We weighed ours on the way home from the dealership. That way I'd know how much stuff I could "stuff" in it.

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Joe, perhaps an interesting addenum to your poll would be to find out how many have weighed all for corners as opposed to just the axles like on a CAT scale.

Axle weights help but on ours there was a 350 pound side to side variance on the rear axle. Not a lot, mind you, but the tire air pressure should be set for the heaviest wheel per axle.

Initially, I did both but have just done the CAT scale periodically since then. If something changed on the CAT weights, I'd consider trying to weigh the corners again, too.
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We weighed ours full of fuel, propane, H2O and stuff. The absolute heaviest we would be. We were 350 heavy on the left side of the front, and 90 heavy on the left side of the rear. Moved "stuff" around and got the front down to 180, and the rear to 40.

I have found the best time to weigh is Sunday AM, none of the CAT scales I've been to were busy and we could do the "weigh the MH shuffle".

One more note. Now that it is cooling off, PSI in the tires is decreasing. This is the most important time of the year to check the tires. I just added 4 psi today in Fresno, and last week we were ok.
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So far we have 26 reponses...Hopefully we can get many more.

The good news is, we're coming in with most of the members ARE weighing their rigs. Let's see some more votes.
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I just installed the Koni shocks front & rear and was checking the Michelin Tire Chart for what pressure I should be running in my 245/70R 19.5's. It recommended 80lbs. for front & rear, based on actual axle weight.
My coach weight is front 6920lbs. and rear is 12350lbs.
My coach is a Winnebago Adventurer 33V on a Workhorse Chassi W20 with a GVWR of 20700.
Winnebago door tag recommends 90lbs. front & 80lbs. rear.
Any recommendations on what pressure I should be running.
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I weigh the RV--both CAT-Axle weights and Corner weights when I can get them. If I only have Axle weights, I will usually add about 5 PSI to the Chart Recomendation, just to be safe.
When you do get corner weights, you will be surprised how much difference there is --Side to Side, until you start shifting your load around.
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BobD,

80 sounds good, BUT, without knowing your individual tire loads, I'd leave them at 90 psi . One front tire might require 85, then both front tires will be at 85 psi.

Weigh the corners, until then 90psi .

How do you like those Koni's ? We just changed the front out..........big difference .
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HI JOE I had my MH weighed at the rally in tenn from one of our members.My corners were 50 lbs of each other all the way around.
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Hi Tom & Patty,
Thanks for the information. I'm going to weigh my motorhome again tomorrow but do not expect any difference from the last time I weighed it.
If it is as I suspect I will just go with the 90lbs. all around.
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Tom & Patty,
I just had my motorhome weighed again and was 15lbs lighter than the last time and that certainly could just be a little less water in the tank.
So my front axle is still 6920lbs and the rear is 12350lbs for a total of 19270lbs for a chassi rated at 20700lbs. With that I'm going to run 85lbs pressure all around and see how it rides with the lower air pressure and the new Koni shocks.
The Michelin chart indicates I could run 80lbs all around but I'm going to try the higher pressure this time out.
We leave tomorrow for a trip up the coast of about 450 miles round trip so it should be a good test.
Any comments are appreciated.
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Bob,

You still don't have the individual weights of each front tire. Here is a Michelin video that talks about weighing each wheel position. You will find this procedure at 7 minutes and 50 seconds into the video.

http://www.michelintruck.com/micheli...rv/RvVideo.jsp

Until you know this you cannot be sure about being able to lower the air pressure from 90 psi.

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I had our MH weighed at a FMCA rally a year ago. They did all four corners. It was nice to know that I was almost 3000# underweight.
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