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Old 06-04-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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Tire pressure on MBS chassis

I am little confused about tire pressure for my new MBS 2401 R, which is likely the same on all Continental tired MBSs. I seem to right at gross weight most of the time, and do not tow anything or mount anything on the hitch.

I would like to hear what other member are using and the results of that pressure.
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Old 06-04-2016, 12:13 PM   #2
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I generally fill them to 70, but I'll let them go down to 65 if the tires all remain at about the same pressure. (If it's just one that's dropped I'll do something about it...)

I recognize that this is a bit above the recommended pressure but I feel like the consequences of low pressure are quite a bit more dire than the consequences of pressure that's higher than recommended...but still lower than the tires' max pressure.

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Old 06-04-2016, 02:43 PM   #3
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80 psi cold. Did that on my Jayco - good results for 50000+ miles; sold it with the first set of tires but their lifespan came to an end. On my Solera so far 27500 miles tires still good no problems...
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I've been using 70 psi. That is what my local tire store recommended.
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Old 06-06-2016, 07:37 AM   #5
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Why not go with the pressure specified on the door sticker, which is 61 psi on mine?
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:25 PM   #6
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That's right

I do that with my cars and have never questioned it. I asked because I have been reading a very wide range of pressures on this and other RV sites. I can understand that on 30 foot Foresters because of the GVW variations, but the MBS is a "half ton'er" that should be as manufacturer recommends, yet I see a range of 60 to 80 pounds. I wanted to know why member do that.
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A Sprinter 3500 is considered a 1 Ton vehicle.

If you plop a house on top, it is a good idea to increase the TP for better performance.
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Don't get it!

I understand that it is a one ton chassis, but its payload (CCC) is just over a half ton like my RAM 1500 pickup. My 2401 R is 1100 pounds. That's not much more than a five passenger sedan full of people, so I still don't see why anyone want to have any concerns above the 61 pounds. Am I missing something?
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Definitely look at the recommended pressures in the driver's side door jamb. Have done that since day one and have had no problems!
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I understand that it is a one ton chassis, but its payload (CCC) is just over a half ton like my RAM 1500 pickup. My 2401 R is 1100 pounds. That's not much more than a five passenger sedan full of people, so I still don't see why anyone want to have any concerns above the 61 pounds. Am I missing something?
You need to look at the payload of the chassis before a house is installed on it.

At 61 PSI, which is recommended for the chassis alone, performance is fine. With a fully loaded MBS at 61 PSI, you will experience more lean and float, etc.

Just my experience, though. Having TPMS allows for easy experimentation.

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