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Old 02-24-2015, 05:43 PM   #15
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First thing is to get the tire pressures set by weight. This is a must.

You may find the ride and handling change / improve with the amount of fresh water on board.
normaly good advise....but these only have 158'' wheelbase
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:49 PM   #16
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IF THEY ARE YELLOW THEY ARE NOT THE GOOD ONES
Actually, the top half is blue, the bottom part is yellow.
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how did you estimate weight??

As stated on winnebago documentation:

Wet Weight (water and heater, fuel, L-P gas tanks all full; no supplies or passengers):
Front axel: 5080 lbs + passengers and supplies 770 (estimated) = 5850 lbs where the front axel is quoted for 6500
Rear axel: 8700 lbs + cargo 800 (estimated) = 9500 where the rear axel is quoted for 11000

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Actually, the top half is blue, the bottom part is yellow.
those are the bad ones...need to be silver and blue...

so you did weight it before you loaded it??
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best ting to do to that coach is sumo's followed by bilstien shocks,
followed by banks,... Followed by 22.5 wheels
i am thinking it would be easier and less money to just have the mother in law ride up front.....

that is after you set tire pressure on weight.
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i am thinking it would be easier and less money to just have the mother in law ride up front.....

that is after you set tire pressure on weight.
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this a must see to believe...

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underside view of sumos'




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Tire pressure ought to be a science, but it's mostly beer talk; because we all have our opinions that don't mean squat until the rubber meets the road.

OK, your ride is harsh. Consider this.

If your tires were made of wood, how would the ride be? Harsh?

If your tires were made of foam, how would your ride be....and the weights fore and aft be damned. The softness of the tire has more to do with ride than whatever shock you use.

What others have said is true. Reduce by 5 lbs at a time if you can't get to a scales....but the county dump has scales and you can get weighed for free.

Don't worry about your weight from the book as much as how the ride feels. Try 20-mile trips over the same roads in order to see what you like...and what your coach likes.
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watch the body roll


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those are the bad ones...need to be silver and blue...

so you did weight it before you loaded it??
Huuum...? silver & blue? what part number?

These numbers are taken from Winnebago official specs. The numbers in italic are rough estimation.
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[QUOTE=powerboatr;2439860]i am thinking it would be easier and less money to just have the mother in law ride up front.....
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Nah! I might be opting for the family dog instead.
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heres a runn'n down the road sumos frt. and rear


notice the ease of driving and the power to keep up with traffic

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