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Old 08-29-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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I'm new to RV's and have a 86 fleetwood Southwind. I managed to get an owners manual for the coach but have been unable to locate one for the chassis.

Could some one tell me the correct pressures for the tires and air suspension?

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

The only way you can determine the proper tire pressure for your particular coach is to have it weighed and then go to your tire manufacturer's web site to look it up on their tables.

Weighing all four corners independently is best but it can be hard to do. You should at least get a front and rear axle weight and then determine your PSI.

In the mean time, you should have a plaque near the driver's seat or in your closet which lists inflation pressure assuming full weight. You can use those but it might make your ride a little rough.

Good luck.

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Tire pressure will depend on the weight of the vehicle as loaded for a trip. Should get four "corner" weights, then consult the tire manufacturers charts for the model/size of your tires. Take the heaviest end of an axle and use that weight for the tires on that axle. Using anything else is a guess.
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Thanks, I'm in MD, anyone know a place to get it weighed?
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Thanks, I'm in MD, anyone know a place to get it weighed?
There is a TA station with a CAT scale in Jesup, MD. Close to you I think
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Thanks, I'm in MD, anyone know a place to get it weighed?
Don't know specifically about MD, but over here on the Best Coast many states leave the weighing machine on even when they are closed. Often on weekends. Big LED display shows you your weight. Just drive in one and check. Sometimes, when they aren't busy but are open, they don't mind weighing you.
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Any of the truck stops on the interstate should have scales to give you weights for each axle.
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