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Old 04-20-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Tire pressure - checking & inflating MH tires

Hi Everyone,

I'm a new MH owner and have a question about checking and inflating air in the tires. The F53 chassis manual warns against the MH owner maintaining their own tire pressure because of the high PSI (110 psi in my tires) and that professional tire personnel should do this.

My question is how many of you maintain the air pressure in you MH tires and, if so, what do you use to do it safely as compared to maintaining the air pressure in you car or pick-up tires?

Thanks in advance for you assistance.

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Most all of us just use a compressor capable of the pressures required for our MH.

No different from car/truck tires.
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Ditto. I'd hate to think what it would be like if we all had to go to a tire shop every time we needed to air up.

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All they are doing is covering there own butt.
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You run 110 psi in your tires ?
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You run 110 psi in your tires ?
Dan1, I had the same question as tims52ford did. A f53 chassis should not use 110lbs of pressure in tires. That is the max cold pressure if you're weight warranted and I don't think your chassis would warrant it.

Here is a thread that discusses what you need to do to determine whats correct for you Tire Pressure 235/80R/22.5 ? . Your ride will improve greatly with the proper pressures and your tire life and safety will be enhanced as well.
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Agreed, I believe we most all check and maintain tire pressure on our own, both before leaving on a trip, and on the road. Truck tire gauge to measure psi over 100#s, and a shop compressor at home or portable air compressor capable of same. There have been several recent threads discussing portable air compressors that will do the job, such as the Porter Cable pan compressor, and a portable Sears model that has received high marks. Consider also a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) in your future. Have just added a TireTraker TPMS to our MH and Toad.
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Portable Sears air compressor

Do you know which Sears air compressor is recommended?
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I have had two tires blow up while airing them up. I don't think that is bad, considering i worked at a MH dealer for fifteen years. I always used a double foot tire filler. It keeps you about 8 inches away from the tire as compared to a short filler. The only problem was a ringing in the ears for a couple of hours. The reason you get all these cautions in the owners manuel, is because of the new york lawyers.
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Do you know which Sears air compressor is recommended?

This one is great.

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Do you know which Sears air compressor is recommended?
HERE ya go. I just bought one to replace our pancake compressor...the Sear's job weights HALF of what the old one did. You won't be running your 1" impact wrench with it, but makes quick work of tire pressures that are a few psi low. Bob

BTW, I bought it at the store and paid $10 less, so I bought the 3 yr. service plan for $13.50 more.
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Yup, that's the one I was referring to.
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Hi Everyone,

I'm a new MH owner and have a question about checking and inflating air in the tires. The F53 chassis manual warns against the MH owner maintaining their own tire pressure because of the high PSI (110 psi in my tires) and that professional tire personnel should do this.

My question is how many of you maintain the air pressure in you MH tires and, if so, what do you use to do it safely as compared to maintaining the air pressure in you car or pick-up tires?

Thanks in advance for you assistance.

Regards,
There is a safety issue with the possibility of a tire blowing while you're adding air. It's not likely, but it's possible, and at high pressure it's even more of a danger. Truck tire shops usually put the tire into a metal cage to air it up when they first mount it.

The danger of a blowout is remote, but your exposure can be reduced if you use a clip-on tire chuck - one that has a lever to lock it to the valve stem. That way you can clip the tire chuck onto the stem then stand to the side while the compressor is running. With a standard chuck, you have to hold it, and your face will likely be right by the tire.
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