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Weighing RVs


I just went and read Howards blog  for yesterday. In it he discusses Christmas gifts for RVers and the Weight program is mentioned.

He commented that some people won't "cough up" the $60 for an individual wheel weight.....

This is absolutely the best thing you could do with ANY RV. EVERY SINGLE RV should have individual wheel weights done. No exceptions. It is the best $60 you will spend. You may be overloaded at a wheel position and not even know it....RVs do not distribute weight evenly across their wheel positions.

So, my suggestion is that everyone plan on getting an individual wheel weighing in 2012.  JMO.



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x2 to Jack’s comment.  There is often a huge difference between the highest weight tire and the least weight on a tire, especially on a 5er or a tag trailer..That’s just due to how RV’s are made and they will always be that way because, for example, the kitchen is on one side and it isn’t on the other. It is very typical for the kitchen side to weigh a lot more.

 

You could be running, let’s say “G” rated tires and on a truck stop CAT scale the axle weight divided between the two tires mathematically looks fine.  However, the tire on the kitchen side could be overloaded because the weight is not equally divided between the two tires.

 

If your 5er or tag trailer isn’t running level that can also cause an overweight condition as weight is not being shared as designed between the front and rear axles.  (I’ve even seen this on a triple axle trailer where the middle axle wasn’t carrying its load due to mis-installation.  That was an interesting find.)

 

This is very important as to safety to at least know the facts.  What to do about it is a whole different matter.

 

Safe travels

 

Bill



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