Originally Posted by gemert
Checking the placard in my coach should have been first thing on the list but when I picked it up I didn't know the weight so I had all tires set at 125. Remember I am new at this so I am unfamiliar with a lot of this...for now.
How do you adjust the tag? Also does ride height enter into this?
As far as bigger tires go, when the air is dumped the front wheels pretty much fill the wheel well. It didn't look like there was an extra inch in there. But to be honest that was just an observation before I weighed the coach so I'm not really sure. Oldest tire had a date in 2010 stamped on it.
So it looks like you are 240 pounds over the steer axle weight rating and if you can shift some of that back to the drive axle that would be a good thing. Obviously 240 pounds is not a huge deal but if you can get the weight down some you can back off the tire pressure a little.
If your Beaver is a Monaco produced coach there should be an adjuster mechanism back in the engine compartment on the drivers side. It has a air pressure gauge and a knob on top that locks in one position and unlocks and adjusts the air pressure in the other position. You should also have a tag lift switch at the drivers console.
1. With the engine running raise the tag and then lower it to stabilize the tag pressure.
2. If the pressure gauge reads over 40 psi, turn the knob until the pressure reads about 30 psi.
3. Raise & lower the tag again & recheck the psi.
4. Go have the axles weighed again.
The goal is to get the weight on the steer axle down below the FGAWR. If possible, get a separate weight for the tag. Then you can finalize your tire pressures.
Full time since '07