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#1 bizsmith@yahoo.com

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:29 AM

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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#2 wolfe10

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

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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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

Is your wife a part of your heavier gear?
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

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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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

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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