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Old 10-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #29
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If I might add one more thing.....if your going to call a tow truck if you get stuck and that's ok but if you want to try and get out yourself then be prepared ahead of time with straps , shovels etc . People always want to help and offer dangerous straps with metal hooks on each end , hook to anything under your coach . Lay underneath both ends while it's not stuck and determine where is the best , strongest place to attach to . Motorhome front ends are sometimes hard to hook up . Keep in mind where you hook as the RV is heavy and the sand wants it to stay there. I've played for years in the largest sand dune system in the US at Glamis , Ca and have seen plenty of RV's stuck and all kinds of crazy attempts to get them out.
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If I might add one more thing.....if your going to call a tow truck if you get stuck and that's ok but if you want to try and get out yourself then be prepared ahead of time with straps , shovels etc . People always want to help and offer dangerous straps with metal hooks on each end , hook to anything under your coach . Lay underneath both ends while it's not stuck and determine where is the best , strongest place to attach to . Motorhome front ends are sometimes hard to hook up . Keep in mind where you hook as the RV is heavy and the sand wants it to stay there. I've played for years in the largest sand dune system in the US at Glamis , Ca and have seen plenty of RV's stuck and all kinds of crazy attempts to get them out.
Been there done that. Jack, blocks of wood, carpet, hopefully a shovel, and lots of patience and time.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:14 AM   #31
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I boondocks every Thanksgiving on California beach, drop my air down about 50% as others have stated to 45 psig. All advice given I have found out thru trial and air. I made a custom hitch for my rig just in case, sand is different every time. Camp on!
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The RV tire manufacturers consider any tire run 20% below the weight/pressure requirement to be "run flat" and require an internal inspection to see if any of the belts are broken. Airing a tire down certainly brings the pressure down below the safe pressure.
In the context of this specific forum topic, the above is straight out scare-mongering. Tyre manufacturers advice on these sort of matters is solely related to driving at normal maximum rated loads and speeds.
I have tyre specification sheets for 19" tyres published by Michelin that gives various combinations of tyre pressures and maximum speeds for different types of road surface and regularly follow similar regimes when driving the MHs on poor roads.
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In the context of this specific forum topic, the above is straight out scare-mongering. Tyre manufacturers advice on these sort of matters is solely related to driving at normal maximum rated loads and speeds.
I have tyre specification sheets for 19" tyres published by Michelin that gives various combinations of tyre pressures and maximum speeds for different types of road surface and regularly follow similar regimes when driving the MHs on poor roads.
Do you have a link to that spec sheet?
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