Originally Posted by contourcrazy
I haven't weighed it yet. I agree I was lucky. Those tires were the ones from the factory. we are dealing with Tire Shield to try and get reimbursed for that tire. Now you understand why I had to replace the tires. All tires looked similar wear. I will have to get to some scales and weigh in. I will also watch my inflation.
For inflation I suggest the inflation molded on the tire sidewalls. LR-C is probably 50 psi.
This is also probably the inflation on the tire Placard on driver side of RV toward the front.
RE weight You can use standard CAT truck scale and assume a nominal side to side unbalance of 6% so figure each axle weight is split 47/53%. The 53% number should be no greater than 85% of the tire max load as molded on tire.
If you can't get individual axle loads I suggest you also estimate a 47/53 axle to axle split to be conservative
So total of 2 axles is 10,000 One axle may have 5300# and one side may have 53% of 5,200# or 2,809#. This would mean the tires better be rated for at least 3,305# or you need to put RV on diet.
With the numbers you then know how important it is to learn actual individual tire loading.
I have a number of posts on my blog on weight and inflation. Just be sure to follow the advice for trailers not for Motorhomes which is different.
Don't forget about the NHTSA complaints. That is the only way we can ever push RV companies to select better tires.