Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-21-2005, 04:33 AM   #1
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 26
My 36 Itasca is new and I haven't weighed it yet. What is a good rule of thumb tire pressure to maintain? I've been running 110psi but someone said they kept 100 in all 6 tires.
BradandJanee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 04:33 AM   #2
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 26
My 36 Itasca is new and I haven't weighed it yet. What is a good rule of thumb tire pressure to maintain? I've been running 110psi but someone said they kept 100 in all 6 tires.
BradandJanee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 05:30 AM   #3
Winnebago Master
 
tomsm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 773
Like you, I kept my tires at max until I was able to get it weighed. Was very surprised to find that even fully loaded for a trip, I could reduce my pressures to 90. I elected to use 95 to allow for any left/right imbalance since I was only able to get axle weights and not individual tire weights.

Unless you've loaded your compartments with lead ingots, 100 is probably OK, but try to get weighed soon. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

I assume when you say "36 Itasca" that you are talking about a Meridian (Journey twin). If it's a Horizon (don't know if there is a 36 model), you are probably heavier and shouldn't lower your pressures until you weigh it...
__________________
Tom
'04 Journey 36G - Cat C7
'04 Honda CR-V
tomsm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 05:36 AM   #4
Administrator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 1,319
There is indeed a 36RD Itasca Horizon (big brother twin of Vectra),it has a 12K front axle and a 20K rear.
rebelsbeach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 05:46 AM   #5
Winnebago Master
 
tomsm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 773
And then there's the new Ellipse with 2 36' models. They have the Journey/Meridian front axle and a 19k rear.

Best advice - get it weighed
__________________
Tom
'04 Journey 36G - Cat C7
'04 Honda CR-V
tomsm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 07:29 AM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: MN,USA
Posts: 217
Why is no one suggesting to use the weight that is listed in the MH by Winnie? It should be a good start until you get it weighed.
__________________
2004 Itasca Sunrise 36', Workhorse
2003 Suzuki XL7
Dsouthw524 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2005, 08:21 AM   #7
KCE
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Delaware
Posts: 52
Mine coach sticker says 70 lbs. I've been in the tire business 30yrs. No way I'm going to use that.
__________________
KCE
2016 Leisure Travel Van
Unity 25TB
KCE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2005, 06:51 PM   #8
Winnie-Wise
 
bobpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: south NJ
Posts: 423
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KCE:
Mine coach sticker says 70 lbs. I've been in the tire business 30yrs. No way I'm going to use that. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You probably have a replacment sticker in your info case as I did stating 80psi tire pressure.
__________________
2001 32-V Suncruiser,Ford V-10, 310 HP, 4 Koni FSD's, KVH Tracvision,trickle charge, awning travel lock, 1 dinning room slide; no roof leaks, 03malibu toad sometimes, Blackhawk all terrain towbar, Roadmaster brake Pro,1 wife,1 westy, life is good!
bobpie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2005, 05:04 AM   #9
iRV2 Marketing
 
DriVer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 886
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BradandJaneen:
I've been running 110psi but someone said they kept 100 in all 6 tires. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Could we please have your year, make and model and then we can help you determine what an initial pressure should be in your tires. If you're running a gas rig, 110psi/tire is way too much pressure.
__________________
03 Adventurer 38G, Workhorse W22
F&R Track Bars, Safety+ , Ultrapower, Taylor Extremes, SGII
TST 507, Blue Ox, SMI, Koni FSD, CrossFire
RV/MH Hall of Fame - Lifetime Member
DriVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2005, 05:40 AM   #10
Winnebago Owner
 
Radarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 91
The best rule to follow is: get the Tire Maunfacture"s Tire Guide either at a tire dealer or on line and then follow the recommendation set forth in the guide, then get your coach weighed at all 4 corners.

I'm sorry to say, about the time you take someones personal recommendation that they use for their coach, you could create a problem for your self and your tires.

Now, you should have a Tire Pressure Chart type sticker some where in your coach, with the factory recommendations printed on it, but the best way is to get your coach weighed and follow the Tire Manufacture's recommendations.

If you ever have a tire problem and want a successfull warranty claim, follow the procedure the Tire Manufacture Describes and keep records of dates tires were checked and serviced. Always check tires COLD.

radarr
__________________
07 Monaco Dynasty 43Q4
"An Unbelievable Coach"
Radarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2005, 05:51 AM   #11
Winnebago Owner
 
Captain Bud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Oakhurst, N.J.
Posts: 147
The rule of thumb is to open the driver's door and there is a sticker from Winnebago that tells you the tire pressure. I have maintained this pressure for almost 3 years and 18,000 miles with no problems. I have a 35U and I run 90psi on the front and 85 on the duals. I don't bother to get it weighed as I am always shifting cargo from one compartment to another. When I stop for a break I feel my tires and hit them with a truckers bat.
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/5...ster_Flag1.jpg

Retired Navy Mustang 06
2003 Winnebago 35U W22
Toyota Rav 4 Toad
Brake Buddy


Sugar & Spice our Shih-Tzus
Captain Bud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2005, 08:06 AM   #12
Winnebago Camper
 
Banjar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 8
Captain Bud, could you explain a little about the "trucker's bat"? What to do, why and so forth?

thanks.
__________________
::==;==( )

A banjo will get you through a time of no money much better than money will get you through a time of no banjo.
Banjar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2005, 09:26 AM   #13
Administrator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 1,319
"Trucker's Bat" on ebay

Banjar,this is a wooden device that truckers use in place of an air gauge to determine the status of their tires.
(Makes a good self defense device too,I've heard....
rebelsbeach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2005, 06:53 AM   #14
KCE
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Delaware
Posts: 52
I always carry a 30yr old softball bat to check my tires at gas stations and truck stops. I get some interesting looks at gas stations and don't get bothered much by folks wanting a hand out. Never step out of the rv on the side of the road without the bat. Never know some kid may want to play ball.
__________________
KCE
2016 Leisure Travel Van
Unity 25TB
KCE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Here's the BEST place to get good wipers at a good price! therudds General Maintenance and Repair 9 06-29-2012 09:48 AM
Tire Pressure ? steve R Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Wheels and Tires 10 01-26-2009 08:03 PM
Low Hot water pressure Good Cold rvten Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 7 09-09-2005 08:26 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.