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Old 03-24-2014, 12:33 PM   #1
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Proper psi for my tires

Does anyone know how I can find out approximately how much air pressure should go into my tires on my Class C 2006 Fleetwood Jamborie 31 footer?
I can't seem to get a clear answer. Should I go by the readings inside the chassis door panels? Is that accurate for the RV?
Does anyone know approximately what it should be? I'm not carrying any excessive weight so i'd say the average psi would most likely be close.
Thanks for any insight!
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The proper way is to have your RV weighed. Look up the proper pressure on the tire maker's website. They have charts for tire size and weight with the proper pressure for that weight.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:41 PM   #3
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where can you weigh an rv?

Not familiar with how to weigh my rv in Colorado springs, CO
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Not familiar with how to weigh my rv in Colorado springs, CO
A good sized truck stop. Or these places:
Bailey's Public Scales
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The proper way is to have your RV weighed. Look up the proper pressure on the tire maker's website. They have charts for tire size and weight with the proper pressure for that weight.

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You'll need to get at least your weight of each axle... preferably when you're loaded as you would be for travel... including fuel and water.

Then look up your tire mfgr's inflation tables and that'll tell where you should be. In the meantime, you can probably use the pressures on the label in the coach but that may well prove to be a bit more than you need... often resulting in a rough ride.

In NO case should you run your tires below the required PSI. Bad things happen then.

Best of luck.

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I would think that a 31+ foot class c of any year is going to be towards the top weight tables of the OEM size tires. I know my 32ft class c has 80psi rear (max cold tire psi) & 75 psi front posted on the drivers door panel.

I guess what I'm trying to say is there isn't a lot of room here for "fine tuning" on long class c's like ours. I would have your rig weighted for your own piece of mind, but I don't see that it's worth the time and effort for finding the best psi for the "comfort" factor.

These are not F350 pickup trucks that spend 90% of their time driving around at 2/3rds of their rated GVWR. Our rigs are loaded to almost (or slightly over) their 14,500 lbs GVWR ALL the time.

Go by the door panel, or if it makes you feel better the tires max cold psi rating (80psi). Let's face it, 5 pounds more isn't going to shake your teeth loose anymore than 75psi will.
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there should be a door sticker put there by MH manuf, follow that which will be 80 rear 65 frt. on most all 30+ 'c' it will be max for tire
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Before I go and poke around and do something wrong I ask this: I have a MB Sprinter and to check the air pressure of the dual tires do remove the wheel cover (Hubcap) with a screw driver or is there a special tool to use, etc. Is this correct. Also instead of replacing the cover I should get wheel liner that is more secure due to two nuts that secured it to the rims. Is this correct? Thank you
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32 ft. Class C, 75 to 80 psi rear, 70 to 75 psi front. Rides pretty good.
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