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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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My coach calls for the following tire pressures:

Tag 80 PSI
Drives 90 PSI
Steers 100 PSI

I currently have the above pressures. The new Toyos are rated for 130 PSI maximum. What are others running?

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On our 86 PT I run 115 in front, 100 in drive, and 90 in tag. While it may be sightly higher that what BB recommends, (but still under the 120 max on the tire) I find it more responsive, rolls easier an seems to get better MPG. I notice no appreciable difference in the ride and I think they will wear a bit better.
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Blue Bird's plate on my bus specs 12R22.5 tires with pressures:
Front 115 psi
Drive 100 psi
Tag 90 psi

That's what I use. Works fine.
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I run 85psi in my tag and drives, and 102psi in my steers.
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I run 100 in the drive and tag. 105 in the steer. Monitored by Pressure Pro.
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I weighed my Coach with full Tanks, locked and loaded Total #47640 lbs.

Steer Axle 14320 real BB placard 14400 lbs
Drive Axle 21560 real BB placard 23000 lbs
Tag Axle 11760 real BB placard 11500 lbs
Gross weight 47640 real BB placard 48900 lbs


Steer Tire Inflation


Steer Tires each 7160 lbs inflated to 116 lbs psi
Drive Tires each 5390 lbs inflated to 85 lbs psi
Tag Tires each 5880 lbs inflated to 88 lbs psi

I used the inflation chart from Michelin, it has a chart with the inflation rates for specified load on each tire, very convenient.


The steer tires on my 95 PT 42 are not as good as 315’s
I have 12.5’s but will replace at least the steer tires with 315’s
I don’t like the steer tires being at Max inflation.
315's are rated better and have a greater weight caring capacity.
A bit more expensive especially when you should also upgrade to 9.00 rims

I just got home from Texas Heavy rain one day traveling and had some water leaks, but she a bus not a yacht!! Louisiana swamp bridge, blinding rain for almost 4 hours.

I had a friend driving his working rig on the return trip and his comment after the first morning was "That Girls Got Legs!!! " She Can Dance!!!" and with the 24’ trailer load 12000 lbs plus gross coach weight at 47640 total at a combined gross of 59640 lbs

It got an avg. 5.5 gallons per mile at highway speeds over 2500 miles. Generator ran 57 hours on this trip. Fun Indicator pegged RED for 8 weeks ;}
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My coach calls for the following tire pressures:

Tag 80 PSI
Drives 90 PSI
Steers 100 PSI

I currently have the above pressures. The new Toyos are rated for 130 PSI maximum. What are others running?

Thanks

Jerry,

What others are running on their 'Birds varies and as you can see there are various pressures used by different owners, I think that it is more important that you weigh the tires in each position on your 'Bird, before deciding what tire pressures you should run, check out;

Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Tires, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions >Tires and Wheels and Weighing Your 'Bird
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John, he did weigh it.
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John, he did weigh it.

Good, thanks.
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Jerry is airing his tires according to documentation, I don't see where he weighed it. Kurt shows where he weighed his.
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