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  • Birthday 12/25/1942

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  1. not quite Chris. The air pressure over the correcponding tire load is the MINIMUM acceptable air pressure to support the load. That means that tire is operating at 100% capacity, no reserve capacity. As I previously replied Tireman9 recommends adding 10-15% more air to create that tire reserve capacity. You asked about one tire being very close to maximum capacity; yes ALL tires on that axle should be inflated to sidewall listed pressure. Never run different air pressure in tires on the same axle.
  2. Yep, I posted the link for other retired folks. I had my first Moderna jab after Christmas while in a rehab home (spent my birthday there_alone), 2nd jab Jan. 15 after I was released from hospital the 2nd time.
  3. I hear you Joe. IMO Michelin is living off the round man era benefits while the world passes them by.
  4. We have another option to obtain a COVID19 vaccination: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USMHSTMA/bulletins/2cccef5
  5. That hadn't occurred to me yet, thanks guys.
  6. I remember his calculations assumed his 5er was broadside to the wind. I also remember one summer in Cody, WY when the wind became so strong our 32' 5er was rocking side to side, that wind was reported as gusting near 50 MPH. I retracted the big slide which reduced the rocking a lot.
  7. That's it, it actually has no legal meaning since every tire mfgr. is self-qualifying for USDOT approval. The only fact I pay attention to is observing the percentage of company-owned OTR trucks running them on steer axles.
  8. Carl one of the couples in our S.M.A.R. T. group had a Alfa SeeYa, he and a large 5er took an alternate route to bypass that underpasss, the rest of us made it through OK. YaKnow it''s almost impossible to not duck your head in that situation, all the time knowing it doesn't help.
  9. Agreed. I could not do the necessary calculations for any RV, that's above my pay grade. I'll leave that for the math experts.
  10. That is only one persons opinion/blog, of which I do not place much trust. Such a speech vehicle does have it's use, for instance that one reads like "give up already Tiffin the MH mfgr is dead".
  11. Many years ago a irv2 member calculated the wind load necessary to blow over his 5er. For his specific unit the straight-line wind load was 80 MPH. I remember seeing his spread-sheet for the calculations involved, he even had the weight, height from frame to micrrowave-both directions listed, along with everything else that weighed over 50 lbs.
  12. Herman IMO your suggestion should have already been pushed to the forefront by the EB, as our dues is about 1/2 the cost of any other medical Assist program. Perhaps it's past time we have a marketing major as head of membership services who is also an avid RVer and understands crowd appeal.(15 second TV/radio commercials etc)
  13. Of course you are correct, but as you said tire mfgrs. self-certify, which means we all must depend on tire mfgrs. to always tell the truth. That brings up Michelin RV tire sidewall cracking, Goodyear RV tire rivering, etc. and what actually is the truth about any brand name. For instance I'm running Sailun truck tires, which according to the mfgr. are constructed the same as Michelin RV/truck tires. The company did move production facilities from China to VietNam in 2017, supposedly to legally avoid the import duties from China and use a completely new truck tire mfg. plant.
  14. The chart reads in kpa not psi. 900kpa = 130.5psi. http://www.prinxtire.com/product/bus/2020/1111/11.html Using the data in the PrinX link you may now calculate the proper air pressure for your new tires.BUT keep in mind load/inflation charts reflect the minimum air pressure to support the corresponding load, that means the tire is operating at 100% capacity - no reserve. Tireman9 recommends adding a 15% air pressure reserve capacity. https://www.rvtiresafety.net/search/label/Inflation As to a "no name" brand. ALL OTR tires sold in the U.S.A. must meet the minimum requirements of the USDOT/NHTSA
  15. Right! At 55kmph a driver doesn't' have time to perform these mental calculations. That's one reason why all speedometers have both scales on the readout. Feet to Meters is the same type conversion, only much less used in daily driving. I have a small permanent placard on the dash of our MH, it states " minimum height 13 feet/ 3.1 Meters. That worked great until the caravan leader happened upon an unmarked RR underpass in Newfoundland. ( ´△`)
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