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Old 02-16-2011, 10:04 PM   #15
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"I have FSD's front and rear not much difference in the jolts. I have tried high psi and low psi on tires. Really not much difference. I am concerned about loading to much weight on the slide storage in order to reach max weight."

Campingman, sorry to hear the FSD' didn't improve the ride on your coach, most folks who install them report a much improved ride.

With your size of coach you should be able to run 70psi in tires safely, but best to weigh coach then use the tire manufacturers "Load/Inflation Tables" to ensure you're inflating them properly for the weight on the axles.

Also on a 30' coach you probably have a shorter wheelbase which may somewhat affect your ride, but not necessarily.

Hope you find a way to improve your ride.

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When I got my coach, the po had all the tires set to 50psi on G rated tires (110psi).. rode awesome. I now have them at 70 psi still a very good ride.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:55 PM   #17
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Hey Midnitoy,
How long have you had those "G" tires? I am wondering what kind of wear you get with those low inflation numbers. I changed mine (2 years ago) and went from "F" to "G" cause my tire guy recomended it. He also told me to keep them up to at least 105 psi. (mfgr recommends 110 psi for the Goodyear RV tires)

They ride pretty well now. I don't expect miracles, and understand that I have to live with some bumps. I was wondering if you experience any increased tire wear on the outside of your tires due to under inflation.

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Old 02-19-2011, 01:50 AM   #18
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Um... I'm thinking they are from 1999 They came with the coach.

Best thing to do is have your coach weighed and use the load tables to set the PSI. 70 psi gets me the max weights for my coach..
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As a matter of fact, I just had mine on the portable scales yesterday. The Ct. State Police did it. Weights are well within the limits. I think I will stay at 105 psi with a max 110 psi. I think if I go to low I will have handling and wear problems. thanks for responding.
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As a matter of fact, I just had mine on the portable scales yesterday. The Ct. State Police did it. Weights are well within the limits. I think I will stay at 105 psi with a max 110 psi. I think if I go to low I will have handling and wear problems. thanks for responding.
Is that a service they provide or a mandatory inspection?
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I have not seen it mentioned but do you have steel or aluminum wheels on the unit?
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The load/inflation table for our Bridgestone 245/70R19.5 "G" rated tires requires a minimum of 80psi.
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If you see them operating, ask them if they will weigh you.
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The load/inflation table for our Bridgestone 245/70R19.5 "G" rated tires requires a minimum of 80psi.
Yep.. for the 245's...
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I am also looking for a smoother ride in my Fleetwood/Workhorse. I read an article praising the Koni FSD but it said the RoadKing was even better. Anyone have experience with the RoadKing?
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I was wondering if you experience any increased tire wear on the outside of your tires due to under inflation.
Under inflated tires will wear on both the inner and outer tire edges while mounted front or rear ,whereas the fronts may also wear more on the outside edges do to "push" when turning corners.

Over inflated tires will wear in the center of the thread.
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I have an 05 Southwind on a Workhorse chassis, just ordered Koni's for it to try and smooth the ride. I have also replaced the front jounce bumpers with the new Sumo Springs, they helped but not a lot.
To you folks that have installed the Koni's did you install them straight out of the box and achieve your results or did you have to play with adjusting them?
Curious minds want to know!
My Koni's were ordered and they just came in so as of now I'm waiting for an install date.

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Hi,
Using the load rating on the tire is a recipe for screwing up! The pressure recommended by the manufacturer's table for the actual load will load the tread evenly (the load given on the tire is usually the maximum for the tire; you should check the wheel as well since it may not be good for the same load). As noted above, if you deviate from the recommended load wear will be uneven. If you are on the high side, the ride will be worse than might otherwise be the case.
Dealers are, or are related to, salesmen. e.g. If their lips are moving, you are probably getting bad information (or at best a stock, safe answer).
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