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Old 04-12-2015, 09:42 PM   #1
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Hello all...we were approved for our loan to purchase our friends well-cared for BT Cruiser!!!!!! A couple questions for y'all from us newbies, if you don't mind. We are quite excited about our new "house" and want to do it right. I read quite a bit about weighting the axles separately, and even possibly weighting each wheel position separately, instead of using sidewall max. tire pressures. My only concern with the "separate" tire position weight would be each tire would have a different air pressure, therefore, wouldn't that make the vehicle handling really bad???? Like if each of the front tires has different pressures because of the different weight distributions of the axle...both front and rear. I could do both types of weighting, but the separate wheel position weight vs. the total axle weight has me concerned. Any insight from the experience here would be much appreciated!!! Also, what is the best way to "revive" oxidized gel-coat on the front top of the coach above the cab?? Thank you kindly and sorry for the longish post. Semper-fi. Mike
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Most Class B motor-homes are so small that I wouldn't worry about corner weights.

What is a BT Cruiser?

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Old 04-12-2015, 09:55 PM   #3
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Welcome Folks,
If you go by the cold psi pressure on the tires you should be fine. Also check the date codes on the tires to make sure they are not older than 5-7yrs with NO cracking!
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Wow...that was fast!!!! Thanks. Dr4film....BT Cruiser is a Gulfstream B+ Touring Cruiser..thusly...BT Cruiser. 23 footer w/van front and a Ford V-10 for power. Niceguy9605....the tires are less than a year old w/virtually no miles on them!!!! Nice!!! Thanks again Will check the cold tire pressures. When it gets here. Semper-fi. Mike
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The idea of 4 corner weighing is finding out if one side has more weight than the other. You then set all tired ON THAT AXLE at the pressure the chart shows for that heavy side. Do not have different pressures from side to side!
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Hello all...we were approved for our loan to purchase our friends well-cared for BT Cruiser!!!!!! A couple questions for y'all from us newbies, if you don't mind. We are quite excited about our new "house" and want to do it right. I read quite a bit about weighting the axles separately, and even possibly weighting each wheel position separately, instead of using sidewall max. tire pressures. My only concern with the "separate" tire position weight would be each tire would have a different air pressure, therefore, wouldn't that make the vehicle handling really bad???? Like if each of the front tires has different pressures because of the different weight distributions of the axle...both front and rear. I could do both types of weighting, but the separate wheel position weight vs. the total axle weight has me concerned. Any insight from the experience here would be much appreciated!!! Also, what is the best way to "revive" oxidized gel-coat on the front top of the coach above the cab?? Thank you kindly and sorry for the longish post. Semper-fi. Mike
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I don't think your rig is large enough to worry about 4 corner weights. Axle weights or side to side weights should be enough information to give you the proper CIP (Cold Inflation Pressure) aims.

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firedoc.....roger that.👍 Makes more sense to me now!!!!
rvlvrluvrv...we are purchasing it from friends here in town (Murphy, NC) . They are out of town at the moment and will return next week.
dr4film.....thanks again.

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