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Old 07-07-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Which is correct?

This week I had our RV worked on and the technician brought all the tires up to proper pressure. I didn't see him do it and he didn't say what that pressure was. The next morning I decided to recheck them. My pencil type gauge indicated 50 psi, my digital gauge indicated 56 psi. What's the best way to determine which is correct?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
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This week I had our RV worked on and the technician brought all the tires up to proper pressure. I didn't see him do it and he didn't say what that pressure was. The next morning I decided to recheck them. My pencil type gauge indicated 50 psi, my digital gauge indicated 56 psi. What's the best way to determine which is correct?
AFAIK there is no "best way", but I suggest you buy a quality air pressure gauge and only use that gauge to check the pressure.

IMO All tire pressures should be within 2-4 pounds of each other if there are no obvious defects, such as a leaking valve stem or flat tire and always check all the tires at the same time, preferably when they are "cold".

Over a period of time, you should learn if your gauge is reading the correct pressure or not.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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I thought of that and I checked all the tires, they were consistently 6 lbs difference. It was first thing in the morning when I did it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:54 PM   #4
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I thought of that and I checked all the tires, they were consistently 6 lbs difference. It was first thing in the morning when I did it.
Either borrow another gauge or buy another one that is a top of the line and check them. It is like B said, just get some confidence in whatever one you like and use it.
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What's the joke?

A man with 2 watches never knows what time it is.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:32 PM   #6
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Check which gauge was made in China, and use the other one!
But seriously, spend a few bucks and buy a good gauge, worth every penny.
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Go to a truck supply house and spend a good buck and get a good one. This Chinese crap is not accurate. I did and I have had his gusge now for ten years and it is dead on.
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Go to a truck supply house and spend a good buck and get a good one. This Chinese crap is not accurate. I did and I have had his gusge now for ten years and it is dead on.
And how do you know it is 'dead on'?
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What is a good gauge? Where do I buy one?
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And how do you know it is 'dead on'?
Good point. How will I ever know how accurate a gauge is. Maybe I should just stick with my Wal Mart special. My Dad taught me when buying a thermometer to check them all in the store and buy one that agreed with the majority on display. How can I do that with a tire gauge??
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