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Old 10-29-2014, 09:27 PM   #15
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Black and Decker Air Station and a good digital tire gauge


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Old 10-29-2014, 09:52 PM   #16
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Dually stick gauge that I've checked against two other gauges, one digital and one dial.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:05 PM   #17
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Dial gauge recommended by Click and Clack The Tappet Brothers on NPR.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:09 AM   #18
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I invested in a good dial gauge, around $25 I think.


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Old 10-30-2014, 06:32 AM   #19
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Looks like that is the correct pressures then. Always good to here from on the road users. Jim
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:22 AM   #20
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:05 AM   #21
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Thank you all for your replies. Maybe it'll be a bit more comfy ride now.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:41 AM   #22
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What I notice on this Airstream forum is that , different to other fora , the pressure is adviced lower then AT-pressure written on sidewall.

My conclusion about this is that contrary to most trailers, Airstream Trailers have tires that have a comfortable reserve .

This yustifies a lower pressure then AT-pressure ( wich is not the maximum pressure of a tire by the way).

I will give a link to topic started by me on RV forum about comparing tires with in last reactions of mine a spreadsheet to make your own pressure loadcapacity list for the specific tire you have under your Airstream.
So you dont have to search for such a list and its made with extra save formula.

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: How to compare tires for replacement and needed pressure

Then if there are questions you can ask them here, and if you want me to make you a filled in list , give the needed data and I will do it for you.
Then you will find that there is not one ideal pressure , but a range in the pressure that is save for the tires at your used maximum speed, and still comfort ( screws loose or broken dishes) and gripp is acceptable.
But then always try to keep it filled up to highest possible and dont worry if in time it drops to the lowest given advice.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:48 AM   #23
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What I notice on this Airstream forum is that , different to other fora , the pressure is adviced lower then AT-pressure written on sidewall.

My conclusion about this is that contrary to most trailers, Airstream Trailers have tires that have a comfortable reserve.
Well, we were discussing the tires on a Sprinter-based Airstream Interstate, not an Airstream trailer, so discussion of trailer tires really isn't pertinent, but since we resolved the issue already, I suppose some thread drift wouldn't hurt much. Now opening the discussion to trailer tires…
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:43 AM   #24
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But i can also give advice for Motorhomes RV if you like.
And the system for higher loadcapacity for lower speed also counts for motorhomes.
Because I am from Holland ( Europe) , I am not that familiair with the American terms in the RV world sorry.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:41 PM   #25
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Thanks to everyone who helped to clear up the tire pressure question. But here's the dumbest question of all: I'm not entirely new to motor vehicles, but where do I check the tire pressure on the OUTER wheels in the rear? Those nice shiny Alcoa wheels look great, but I'll be darned if I can see a valve stem anywhere. I can see the fronts OK, and the INNER stem in the rear (the one that everyone always asks about), but where are the OUTER stems? As you guessed by now, I'm new to this: '15 Grand Tour, 2 months old. Thanks for any help, and please don't make me look TOO dumb.
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Thanks to everyone who helped to clear up the tire pressure question. But here's the dumbest question of all: I'm not entirely new to motor vehicles, but where do I check the tire pressure on the OUTER wheels in the rear? Those nice shiny Alcoa wheels look great, but I'll be darned if I can see a valve stem anywhere. I can see the fronts OK, and the INNER stem in the rear (the one that everyone always asks about), but where are the OUTER stems? As you guessed by now, I'm new to this: '15 Grand Tour, 2 months old. Thanks for any help, and please don't make me look TOO dumb.
The stems face inward, and probably halfway around from where the inner tire stems face outward. To check the tire pressure, you need a push-pull truck-style gauge.
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Thanks to everyone who helped to clear up the tire pressure question. But here's the dumbest question of all: I'm not entirely new to motor vehicles, but where do I check the tire pressure on the OUTER wheels in the rear? Those nice shiny Alcoa wheels look great, but I'll be darned if I can see a valve stem anywhere. I can see the fronts OK, and the INNER stem in the rear (the one that everyone always asks about), but where are the OUTER stems? As you guessed by now, I'm new to this: '15 Grand Tour, 2 months old. Thanks for any help, and please don't make me look TOO dumb.
The valve for the outer wheel is pointing inwards unfortunately, and is usually positioned on the opposite side from the inner valve. It's a hands and knees job (hard for me since I have bad knees) and you'll also need a flashlight to see it. You'll also need a tire gauge and tire inflation equipment with a dually head.
You can get U-shaped extended valves, but they are a pain and quite expensive to have installed.
Be careful of the valve extensions you have on there now - they are flimsy and can break easily.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:06 PM   #28
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My former 2014/13 Interstate has a sticker listing the single AND duals at 61psi. And to check the pressure I have an accurate gauge. I've checked it against 2 other gauges and they all run within 2 pounds of each other. I use the same gauge all the time and carry it in my van. And measure tires at "cold" pressure. Don't measure the pressure after you have driven any length of time and have warmed up the tires.

Interesting to note that just about an hour ago I was checking the pressures on my new 2015/14 Roadtrek 3500 also with extended Mercedes chassis and using same tires Roadtrek suggests 55 psi front and 61 psi on each of the tires in the duals.

I follow the manufacturer's recommendation as I travel pretty loaded with close-to-max weight.
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