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Tony17

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Posted: 05/08/02 04:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Need some advice from the experts. When the weight in the wheels are apart from each other in several hundreds of pounds what is the recomended procedure to set the pressure in each tire?
Manufacuturer is saying to weight each wheel and go to tire pressure/load chart and determine the right pressure. If I do this, I may end up with tires with much different pressures in the same axle. I thought that was not good for safety driving. How would you deal with this situation? Thanks for the advice. Tony

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First of all, take great pains to try to even out the weight side to side. For example, if one side weighs 400 lbs more than the other, move 200 lbs of "stuff" to the other side. Regardless, both front tires should be inflated to the same pressure; the same with the rear (reference A'Weigh We Go).


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Read somewhere I think on this forum you match the tire pressure to the tire carrying the most weight on that axle. ex right front 1500lbs 70 lbs air, left front 1300lbs 68 lbs air. You would air to the 70lbs.


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Posted: 05/08/02 10:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You have been given good advice. It is also advised you add 5 pounds to each tire for safety. When you make a turn or are on a rounded road your RV will lean and put more weight on one side. If you chart shows 68 pounds for one side and 70 pounds for the other side, put 75 pounds in both tires.


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Just bought six new ones today. Place was Dave Howell Tire in Pensacola, the supposed experts in tires. In fact, there were four motorhomes in today. We had a big discussion about tire pressures. They (the experts) had ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA on how to use a tire inflation chart. I tried to explain it to them, even broke out the book. Nope, made no sense. Their procedure was to fill them 10 pounds below stamp on tire, regardless of weight. Drivers beware, don't rely on tire stores to know what they are talking about.


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