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wolfe10   

Joe,

Yes, particularly with some floor plans there is a significant side to side imbalance.

Large galley slides are poster children for this-- the weight of the slide, appliances, cabinets, cookware and dinner ware, etc all on one side.  Offset by a recliner.

Also, out of spec ride height can move significant weight from side to side.

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1 hour ago, wayne77590 said:

Joe, also what inflation would you use based on axle weight? 

Just a couple hundred pounds could put one tire under inflated.

 

Wayne, I agree with you 100% :P

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ISPJS   
20 hours ago, wayne77590 said:

Joe, also what inflation would you use based on axle weight? 

Just a couple hundred pounds could put one tire under inflated.

 

What I have always done is divide the axle weight in half of course.  Then I generally add a couple hundred pounds or go up to the next set number on the tire chart.   I see your point though.  My current rig has FWS with frig, couch, and dinette among other things in it.  Other side has smaller couch, galley, and bed.  Depending on how holding tanks are mounted along with the Oasis down below I guess one side could be a few hundred pounds different than the other.

First things first, tomorrow morning will be the first fully loaded trip pulling enclosed trailer.  When we take off I will head to the Pilot station to top off and run across scales again.  I really want to get an idea on what tongue weight I am going to have.  Then I will probably start thinking about where to get 4 corner weight done.

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manholt   

Joe S.  Since your in Florida, Escapees has a place there that does corner weights...I don't remember the name of the camp ground, but do know it's North of you!

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manholt   

Wayne.  Your right...I did not have my card handy, or I would have asked...no I do not know my #....4 digits.:P  My bad.

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ISPJS   

That isn't the only Escapees park in Florida because we are headed to one in Clermont (outside Orlando).  That would have been great if their park in Clermont was where they did 4 corner weights!

Pretty fired up about heading out.  Little tight getting off my site with this wagon train but the real issue will be putting it back on this Thursday.  I have left and returned with the coach but never hooked up to the enclosed.  Will be putting that turning tag to the test.

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manholt   

Joe S.  Good Luck.  I think Bushnell is the only place with the weights.  You might want to call Clermont and ask? 

Wayne...I was hoping someone would jump in with the answer!  On behalf of Joe S. and others, Thank you! :lol:

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ISPJS   

This will be like hijacking my own thread, but since Wayne brought it up......yes, wide turns!

When we hooked up and left our site there were no issues.  We are just over 72' long and our site is around 85'.  With the turning tag I only cut into about 3 feet of grass at the end of the site leaving.  Went up U.S. routes to Clermont and though a couple construction zones, no issues.  Got to the Thousands Trail's park, backed the trailer into a space and dropped it, no problem.  Found a pull through site we could fit in without trailer, not an issue.  When we left you have to exit back out onto U.S. Route 27.  There is no cut median and you have to go north only (right turn).  So I went north and turned into a Publix, followed the edge of their lot to another side exit, turned right, followed a service road one block to another right turn, and that road came back out onto Rt. 27 and a stop light intersection.  Of course I had scoped all this out on the Harley the day before.  There were some close turns and I needed more than my lane but never once touched my trailer tires on any curbs (gold star).

Returned to CG in North Ft. Myers via I-4 to I-75.  Stopped in a rest area on I-75 south of Tampa.  Confirmed that we are slightly longer than 90% of the big rigs out there.  Again, pulling out from a space was close but not an issue because I really think the turning tag makes all the difference in the world.   When we got to our site I had to do some serious slow cuts and then saw it back and forth twice on my site to straighten it out, but again no problem.

The whole trip was a pleasure and I can't wait to get on the road the end of March!

 

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ISPJS   

I was confusing Escapees with Thousand Trails for some reason.  The park in Clermont we visited was Thousand Trail's, the Escapee's park that does the 4 corner weights in Florida is Busnell.  We will be making a run to Tampa next month for a few days to watch our grandson play baseball, then in March we will be staying in St. Augustine for a few days on the way out of Florida.  I may try to get up/over to Busnell for that weigh in during one of these runs.

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ISPJS   

I was confusing Escapees with Thousand Trails for some reason.  The park in Clermont we visited was Thousand Trail's, the Escapee's park that does the 4 corner weights in Florida is Busnell.  We will be making a run to Tampa next month for a few days to watch our grandson play baseball, then in March we will be staying in St. Augustine for a few days on the way out of Florida.  I may try to get up/over to Busnell for that weigh in during one of these runs.

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manholt   

Joe S.  Good Luck with the length.  Get weight ASAP.  Don't know where your going for Summer, just hope you don't get pulled over for your length.

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ISPJS   

Weighed at Love's for the second time in a month, this time with the loaded trailer hooked up of course.  Increased my gross by 9,700.  Max on my Ventana is 15,000 so I'm good there plus my tongue weight was great.

Discussed the whole length issue in prior posts.  Just like this trip we are staying on interstate highways and U.S. highways.  We will see what happens.  In my CG at Upriver I am certainly not the longest combination here.  There are some 45' coaches pulling 28' to 30' triple axle enclosed.  

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