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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Quick post with Real Weight numbers

Just got these numbers from a 5th wheel owner
Trailer R Front  3,230
Trailer R Rear   3,185
Trailer L Front  2,840
Trailer L Rear   2,780

If the owner did what many do if they bother to weigh their trailer he would simply assume 50/50 axle to axle and 50/50 side to side. With that calculation he would believe his tire load was 3009 but he would be wrong by 7.4%. This may not sound like much but many RVs are operating with less margine than this.

 This is a real life example of why "tire guys," myself included, tell you to get the load on each corner of your RV an not just a single weight and then dividing by 4 (or 6)

3 comments:

  1. How do you weight each tire?

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  2. Thanks Roger! Right on the money here.

    Cheers,
    Bill
    http://weighit.tripod.com/

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  3. Here is a worksheet on how to weigh your tires
    http://www.bridgestonetrucktires.com/us_eng/rv/index.asp

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