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Old 01-23-2014, 08:26 PM   #15
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The Michelin charts show you the MINIMUM tire inflation for the load.....that means you have to add a safety factor of 5~10% when fully loaded with full
fuel and water ,black water & grey water.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:45 PM   #16
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The Michelin charts show you the MINIMUM tire inflation for the load.....that means you have to add a safety factor of 5~10% when fully loaded with full
fuel and water ,black water & grey water.
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good point!
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Plasma, look on the wall next your drivers seat. Fleetwood puts tire inflation info there.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:59 PM   #18
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Plasma, look on the wall next your drivers seat. Fleetwood puts tire inflation info there.
I can see it from here!
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:25 PM   #19
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also according to my ratings, we are 80 lbs over the axle limit in the back,....

If you roll the car back a foot or two on the trailer you'll take care of that!
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Good info.

This is the only thing I would ad:
All tires on any one axle should be inflated to the exactly the same psi, (that being the recommend psi for the tire, or pair of tires, carrying the heaviest weight on that axle).

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Until you know four corner weight, suggest you keep it at the q
105psi you mentioned. This is one of the most important safety items for you to stick too - proper tire psi saves lives.

I'm in the habit of adding contigency safety margins by:
-Rounding weights up to the next chart line level, when the weights are in the top third of the range.
-I also add 5psi to the charts weight related psi.

And yes, keep all psi on an axle the same.

Good tip on the Escapees Scales, they do a good job about understanding your as traveling potential weight.
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Go back to a scale unhook the car.

Pull up with on side in the center (or as close as you can to center) so the other side is off the scale.

get the two weights F & R

Back up do for the other side, now you have 4 corners.

Take the heavy side air both on the axle to to chart.

Do this for each axle, I think all coaches are heavier on one side, now you can be heavier for example on opposite sides F/R

Mine was several hundred #'s different side to side.

By the way 80 sounds low on a 40'.


On another note were you guys in St Augustine over New Years?
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Go back to a scale unhook the car.

Pull up with on side in the center (or as close as you can to center) so the other side is off the scale.

get the two weights F & R

Back up do for the other side, now you have 4 corners.

Take the heavy side air both on the axle to to chart.

Do this for each axle, I think all coaches are heavier on one side, now you can be heavier for example on opposite sides F/R

Mine was several hundred #'s different side to side.

By the way 80 sounds low on a 40'.


On another note were you guys in St Augustine over New Years?
Me no, but I was in Fredericksburg Texas on New Years
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The Michelin charts show you the MINIMUM tire inflation for the load.....that means you have to add a safety factor of 5~10% when fully loaded with full
fuel and water ,black water & grey water.
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Whenever I've had the four corners of my coach weighed the coach has been fully loaded with supplies, my wife and me in the seats, full fuel, propane, water and waste tanks...(and back when I used a tow dolly, the weight of the loaded dolly on the hitch).

For the best ride, and least tire wear, I've always inflated the tires to the pressure Michelin recommends for the maximum weight I can/will have on the heaviest side of each axle....(since any driving will be at the total loaded weight, or less, I don't add a safety factor of 5~10%).

BTW, the refrigerator, furnace, water heater, and generator are all located on the street side of my coach.
The last time I had it weighed, (after years of adjusting/relocating the movable loads in the coach), the best weight distribution I can get results in the coach weighing 1040# heavy on the left side, (590# on in the left front tire and 450# on the left rear dually tires).

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