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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

RV tire load knowledge survey

Here is a quick survey on tire loading and weighing your RV.

I would like to assemble some facts about what people know about their actual tire loading rather than just what they think they know. This will allow me to provide more helpful answers to questions about selecting the proper cold inflation pressure for your RV.

Also I would like to do a few posts on things to consider when contemplating a change in tire size and this data will help provide guidance for those posts.

It will only take about 15 seconds.

Feel free to forward this post to friends with RVs (trailers or motorhomes)

I would really like to have a few hundred responses so the results are more representative of current real life loading rather than numbers based on historical (ten or more year old) data

We will post the results after we get a few hundred replies.

I hope to have a few more polls in the future.

Thank you for participating. The results should be interesting to all of us.

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  1. All of the scales in my area (2 truck stops, the dump, and a rock quarry) have rails on the sides to keep trucks coloring in the lines. There is no physical way to weigh individual tires.

  2. If you can't get side to side checks then at least get individual axle loads but you then should assume a 43/57 to 45/55 side to side load split. If this number presents problems than you need to check out some large RV Rallys or Conventions and learn where the scale people such as RVSEF
    are going to be.
    or check this page for others


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