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Old 03-31-2012, 07:21 AM   #1
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Ultimate tire pressure setting

Okay Boys and Girls,

Here is the "Skinny" on proper tire inflation. The tire pressure mystery is solved.

Forget weighing the rigs, IE: total, each wheel position, axles, etc, etc.-

Just pump 'em up- and wear out the center threads !

and,

Don't forget to put "Koni" shocks on 'em!

These pictures are from a Monaco gas coach, I believe it's an '06.

Keep, scrolling down to see the two pictures- Some setting wasn't quite correct on the camera taking the pictures.






This is posted above the left front wheel well--

Oh, by the way, after having three blow outs on RR inboard wheels, with tires inflated to recommended pressures by Michelin for actual weights, I started doing exactly this- three years ago and guess what- No more blowouts-

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When we first bought our HR, not knowing what it's weight was, I did just that...used the sidewall info to air for max cold pressure. After the four corner weigh in and pressure adjustment, per tire manufacturer charts, we lost our harsh ride and the Koni FSDs took care of the porpoising at bridge expansion and pavement joints. With the addition of the rear trac bar, our W22 rides and handles to our satisfaction. No problems(knocking on wood here) with any inboard rear flats in over 25K miles. Bob
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On truck/motorhome tires the pressure on the sidewall is the MINIMUM to support the MAXIMUM rating of the tire.

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From page 2 of the 06/07 Michelin RV Tire Guide: "If you look at the tire's sidewall, you'll see the maximum load capacity allowed for the size tire and load rating, and the minimum cold air inflation needed to carry the maximum load."
From the August 2010 Motorhome Magazine:
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The maximum load capacity allowed for the size tire and load rating and the minimum cold air inflation needed to carry that maximum load are located
on the tire’s sidewall.
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I just bought 6 new tires and my tire expert says to inflate to max pressure on the sidewall and make sure you take it for 20 mile drive every month to keep the belts in the tires in good shape so they won't get flat spots or get distorted,because thats what happened to the old tires that were almost brand new with about 3k miles on them,they were under inflated and it sat too long.
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I just bought 6 new tires and my tire expert says to inflate to max pressure on the sidewall and make sure you take it for 20 mile drive every month to keep the belts in the tires in good shape so they won't get flat spots or get distorted,because thats what happened to the old tires that were almost brand new with about 3k miles on them,they were under inflated and it sat too long.
Personally, I would not trust any "expert" that advocated ignoring the manufacturer's tire pressure charts.

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Personally, I would not trust any "expert" that advocated ignoring the manufacturer's tire pressure charts.

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Agree. A self proclaimed "expert " I presume.
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