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Weight Balance

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For some unknown reason, my wife became almost obsessed with side to side weight distribution.

She would move heavier books from one side to the other "to balance the load". I explained that to a vehicle that weighs over 15 tons those books won't make a bit of difference. The obsession continued until I said, "OK, to balance the load from now on you have to sit on the floor in the middle aisle."

Problem solved. No more side to side distribution complaints.

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While balancing side to side loads can be carried too far, checking them from time to time IS a very good idea. This is particularly true of coaches on air suspensions, as RIDE HEIGHT VALVES, to a large degree determine side to side loading and can get out of adjustment.

I also use 4 wheel position weights to determine where MY heavier gear (like tools) should be stored.

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Is your wife a part of your heavier gear?

If he answer that, his wife may move him to the lighter side of the BASEMENT.

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My Spartan manual says that if the weight on one side of an axle exceeds the other side of the same axle by more than 5% of the total GAWR, it is necessary to redistribute the load accordingly.

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