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Old 02-17-2015, 10:53 AM   #1
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Legacy Weight and Tire Pressure

Just wondering if any of you had your coaches weighed and what tire pressure have you all adjusted to?
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:24 AM   #2
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If you go to this topic.

Check my tire pressure math??

Then I dont have to write it again here.
Also look at page 3 to the loaddivision given by tireman9.
In short per axle division R/L 47/53 to 46/54% are pretty common.
Sometimes even he saw 44/56 R/L division on axle.
And because needed tire pressure is calculated using load on tire, you have to calculate it for tire with highest load on the axle.
My input is even some reserve and how far you can go with it with still acceptabel comfort and gripp.
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If you go to this topic.

Check my tire pressure math??

Then I dont have to write it again here.
Also look at page 3 to the loaddivision given by tireman9.
In short per axle division R/L 47/53 to 46/54% are pretty common.
Sometimes even he saw 44/56 R/L division on axle.
And because needed tire pressure is calculated using load on tire, you have to calculate it for tire with highest load on the axle.
My input is even some reserve and how far you can go with it with still acceptabel comfort and gripp.
I've already weighed my coach and adjusted accordingly. I wasn't asking how you do it.

I am curious what other Legacy owners have experienced at the scales. I have a much higher CCC wr than expected which is a pleasant surprise.

Thanks for the info though.
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Mayby Tireman9 wants to share some data about it with you.
But you can also make the topic more general and ask for the axle , or better seperate wheel weights in relation to the GVWR or GAWR's.
Then you can converse that to your motorhome.

But for good understanding , the weight divisions repeated here where for the R/L division per axle, and not front/rear.
Its even possible that front axle Right is more heavy and rear Left is more heavy, so crossed weight differences.

How did you weigh your motorhome, per axle or wheel(pair)?
And how did you determine the needed pressure for that, looking in American made Pressure-loadcapacity lists mayby?
Also then you can read the topic of link I gave.
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Mayby Tireman9 wants to share some data about it with you.
But you can also make the topic more general and ask for the axle , or better seperate wheel weights in relation to the GVWR or GAWR's.
Then you can converse that to your motorhome.

But for good understanding , the weight divisions repeated here where for the R/L division per axle, and not front/rear.
Its even possible that front axle Right is more heavy and rear Left is more heavy, so crossed weight differences.

How did you weigh your motorhome, per axle or wheel(pair)?
And how did you determine the needed pressure for that, looking in American made Pressure-loadcapacity lists mayby?
Also then you can read the topic of link I gave.
I weighed mine with a 4 corner weight. Weight at each wheel hub front and back. Best way to do it, not all weigh stations or truck stops can do it though.

Got my 4 corner weight with family in coach , full of fuel, propane, fresh water full ,empty gray and black since that is how we travel and all of our normal gear. Also had the toad weighed fully loaded with bike racks etc...

As far as determining pressure I referenced the good year tire chart manual that came in the paperwork for our coach when we bought it.
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I will be heading for the scales in a week or so, more news then. I too am pleased with the CCC available. I would never even come close to that unless I fill my compartments with lead.
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I will be heading for the scales in a week or so, more news then. I too am pleased with the CCC available. I would never even come close to that unless I fill my compartments with lead.
A quick run through some scales I found today. Did not have time to do 4 corner which is best (trucks waiting behind me), however we were fully loaded and even had fairly full holding tanks.

7720 front
16620 rear
24340 total
28140 GCVW including Jeep in tow.

So far getting just over 11 mpg at 59 mph average, very pleased. This trip was mostly near sea level with no major mountain grades.
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A quick run through some scales I found today. Did not have time to do 4 corner which is best (trucks waiting behind me), however we were fully loaded and even had fairly full holding tanks.

7720 front
16620 rear
24340 total
28140 GCVW including Jeep in tow.

So far getting just over 11 mpg at 59 mph average, very pleased. This trip was mostly near sea level with no major mountain grades.
You should be pleased with that MPG, That's about what I get, not even close to that CW.
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