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Old 01-02-2015, 09:10 AM   #15
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I was mistaken about the local scale. They do not allow 4-corner weighing. More searching...

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I was mistaken about the local scale. They do not allow 4-corner weighing. More searching...

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I've weighed mine a couple of times at the CAT scale in Kittery, ME. I was able to get a front/back weight and then a re-weigh (no additional charge) with the left-hand tires off the edge of the scale, giving me a four-corner weigh. It's been a number of years since I last did that, but I don't know why anything would have changes there.
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I'll have to talk to the folks at the CAT scale in Bow, NH and see if they will let me do the same. Their national website says no.
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At the moment, my top priority is to reseal the roof seams. The roof is aluminum, and has a long, taped seam (Eternabond?) running lengthwise up the middle, and a side-to-side seam at each end of the center seam....text deleted

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I am assuming that the roof construction of your coach is the same as mine. The aluminum sheeting overlaps the TOP of the front fiberglass cap, and is sealed by the eternabond like tape except for the curved corners. The curved section is sealed with caulk. This curved section flexes and will eventually cause the caulk to fail. I finally cleaned and recaukled with marine 3M 5200 sealant, and this has held up for several years. (of course, I'd need a jack hammer to remove it ).

You might want to see what your repair facility recommends for those curved corners.

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After gathering advice from IRV2, local tire dealers, and Michelin customer support, I ordered the Michelin XZA2 ENERGY in 275/70R22.5, Load Range J. I ordered seven of them, as I will be carrying a mounted spare. I joined FMCA to use their tire buying program, and saved about $90 per tire compared to the best price I could find locally, which was at Sam's Club. I considered the Hankook AH12 in the same size, load range H, and $100 less than the XZA2, but the tire shop felt strongly that the Michelins would be better suited for RV use.

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If you are looking for more carrying capacity, consider the Michelin 275X70X22.5 load range J. That is what I have been running since I got this coach. With a 20K rear axle, the recommended PSI is 90. My front axle is 12.5K. The recommended PSI is 100. The ride is smooth/quiet and there is plenty of reserve in the tires.
That's close to mine. Our MH (see sig) has 19K rear GAWR, 12.6K front GAWR. It has the OEM size- 275/70R22.5, LR H. The tire placcard says 95 psi rear, and 105 front. That is the pressures I run, I don't like running the minimum pressure for the actual load like the load/inflation charts say. That's running tires at their limit for the load.
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If you are looking for more carrying capacity, consider the Michelin 275X70X22.5 load range J. That is what I have been running since I got this coach. With a 20K rear axle, the recommended PSI is 90. My front axle is 12.5K. The recommended PSI is 100. The ride is smooth/quiet and there is plenty of reserve in the tires.
That's close to mine. Our MH (see sig) has 19K rear GAWR, 12.6K front GAWR. It has the OEM size- 275/70R22.5, LR H. The tire placcard says 95 psi rear, and 105 front. That is the pressures I run, I don't like running the minimum pressure for the actual load like the load/inflation charts say. That's running tires at their design limit.
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