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Old 03-29-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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I thought it was high time for me to get with the program on my tires especially since were getting on the road in a few weeks. I pulled off the tire covers, scrubbed off the old tire shine using Wesley's Bleeche White, and got busy checking air pressures.

From the last time I checked my tires they were down possibly a couple of pounds but since we've been reading a lot of stuff recently about tires I'm think a slight upgrade in tire pressure would be a good thing.

Of course I'm running 235/80R22.5 XRV LRGs. I am placarded for 90F and 85R. My understanding is that the pressure that you use in your tires is the minimum pressure to support the maximum load.

While looking over my front tires I noticed by feeling with my hand, a slight amount of feathering on the right front but nothing serious. I also noticed a bit on the left front but not as prominent as the right front. This is enough for me to consider bringing the motorhome in for a FEA at somewhat over 17,300 miles.

I found a shop in Cocoa, FL called Gattos on Route 1. They are a Goodyear dealer and they can do large vehicles. I will come equipped with my WCC alignment chart specifications.

So about my pressures, I cranked up both ends by 5 pounds to 95 front and 90 rear.

The need to raise the rear pressures is somewhat not too necessary because the thread appears for all intents and purposes excellent with fairly square shoulders and an unremarkable wear pattern in the middle of the tire. My raising the pressure therefore is proactive only in that it covers the minimums quite well at 90 psi.

The front tires aside from being feathered both show wear on the shoulders of the tires in that they appear to be somewhat rounded on both the inside and outside thread surfaces with the tire groves showing a noticeable amount of wear in comparison to the rear tires.

I can only interpret the way the tires present that a condition of under-inflation could exist. To address this going forward, I'm movin' on up to 95 psi.

I'll post the results of the FEA next week when I get the numbers.
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I thought it was high time for me to get with the program on my tires especially since were getting on the road in a few weeks. I pulled off the tire covers, scrubbed off the old tire shine using Wesley's Bleeche White, and got busy checking air pressures.

From the last time I checked my tires they were down possibly a couple of pounds but since we've been reading a lot of stuff recently about tires I'm think a slight upgrade in tire pressure would be a good thing.

Of course I'm running 235/80R22.5 XRV LRGs. I am placarded for 90F and 85R. My understanding is that the pressure that you use in your tires is the minimum pressure to support the maximum load.

While looking over my front tires I noticed by feeling with my hand, a slight amount of feathering on the right front but nothing serious. I also noticed a bit on the left front but not as prominent as the right front. This is enough for me to consider bringing the motorhome in for a FEA at somewhat over 17,300 miles.

I found a shop in Cocoa, FL called Gattos on Route 1. They are a Goodyear dealer and they can do large vehicles. I will come equipped with my WCC alignment chart specifications.

So about my pressures, I cranked up both ends by 5 pounds to 95 front and 90 rear.

The need to raise the rear pressures is somewhat not too necessary because the thread appears for all intents and purposes excellent with fairly square shoulders and an unremarkable wear pattern in the middle of the tire. My raising the pressure therefore is proactive only in that it covers the minimums quite well at 90 psi.

The front tires aside from being feathered both show wear on the shoulders of the tires in that they appear to be somewhat rounded on both the inside and outside thread surfaces with the tire groves showing a noticeable amount of wear in comparison to the rear tires.

I can only interpret the way the tires present that a condition of under-inflation could exist. To address this going forward, I'm movin' on up to 95 psi.

I'll post the results of the FEA next week when I get the numbers.
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