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Old 04-01-2010, 03:11 PM   #15
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Hi Richard,
The weight from the manufacturer is without water, propane and stuff. I'm not sure about fuel. The best place to get the four position weights is a rally. If that is not possible, a local truck stop will weigh the axles (that is what the trucks are interested in). If they are no busy, you could see if they will let you run just one side up on the scales. With the axle and one side weights, you can determine the other side weight. This is not exact, but close. Fill your tires to the tire manufacturer's chart for the weight being carried. Make sure the fuel, propane and fresh water tank are full. If possible have all your stuff loaded. Later you can add in for people not present at the weighing. Some add an extra 5 PSI to the recommended PSI to take care of people who were not there at the weighing.

With stock coach steering and suspension the wind will surprise you, from time to time. The only way I know to minimize this is with the after market devices mentioned in my earlier post.

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Old 04-01-2010, 06:46 PM   #16
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I used to pull pontoon boats from the factory in Ohio down to Tn. One trip I was running on I 77,rounded the mountain side and ran headlong in the wind. I was running about 60mph-when the wind I look at the speedometer and it had dropped to 45mph. That was AFTER everything moved 1/2 on the travel lane. I can relate to your experience.
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Checked the air pressure in each tire today. Fronts had 85#s and the 4 rears had nearly 95#s in each cold. Newer Goodyear tires rated at 85#s. Per Damon, air pressure for these tires should be 80#s at the unloaded weight. I lowered the air pressure in each tire to slightly under 85#s. Am I on the right track until I can get each corner weighed?

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