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Old 12-26-2016, 06:39 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure help

Well, it looks like I must drive this rig (Monaco Knight 2005 39 PDF) down the highway about 15 miles to fill the fuel tank. I've been sitting on it at half full for a couple weeks because I didn't know you should keep it full to avoid condensation buildup. The tires are 2 years old in great shape, but now that we have loaded a bunch of stuff in it I'm sure it's much heavier and I've not had a chance to weigh it yet.

I've read the manual about how VIP correct tire pressures per weight are, but my plan was to weigh once we'd finished loading in preparation for departure. Now I have a couple options and would appreciate advice.

Current tire pressures are all at about 95, checked 2 days ago.

1) drive about 3 miles to a commercial scale in town that can weigh total, front, and back, but not each quadrant wheel set. Then use the guide in the manual to bring the pressures up as close as those weights will tell me to. Then drive about 15 miles to a truck stop, fill with fuel and see if I can weigh again including each wheel set.

Or 2). Put in an estimated amount of pressure, e.g. 100 both fronts. And 110 to each of the four rears. And then drive to the truck stop and proceed.

Thanks everyone, Rick
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:50 PM   #2
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Put a hundred or a hundred and ten and the tires and go ahead and drive to 15 miles.
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Old 12-26-2016, 07:19 PM   #3
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Check the placard near your driver's seat. That will give you the pressure that the manufacturer recommends (it assumes fully loaded). This will be a good starting place. After you weigh your coach (preferably corners), you can make adjustments. JMO. Being underinflated is never a good thing.
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:06 AM   #4
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Ok, thank you
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:31 AM   #5
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Just use the placard pressure, as suggested by CarlAda. May be more than actually required, but will be plenty for safe use.

By the way, in most coaches the rear duals use less pressure each, not more.
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Old 12-27-2016, 06:10 PM   #6
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Just my opinion, you have 95# of pressure in the tires, drive it the 15 miles. You aren't going to generate any heat or damage the tires. 5# plus or minus isn't a big deal for 15 miles, especially this time of year.
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:27 PM   #7
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Thank you

Thank you everyone. Found my onboard air system could not bring the front tires up to the recommended 110 psi so went by harbor freight and bought a portable compressor that claims it'll go to 150. Only $99! Bought 1 year extended warranty.
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