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Old 12-15-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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New to me 345 - picking up Monday

We're the new owners of a nice 345 and are very excited about it. I have a couple of easy questions: 1) Air pressure recommendations for front airbags, 2) Recommended tire pressures.

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:50 PM   #2
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Congratulations!! Looks good
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Absolutely beautiful!!
Congratulations, and have a safe trip.


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Old 12-15-2015, 04:16 PM   #4
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You've got a great looking 345 there and welcome to Airforums!

Front airbags set to 55 psi. As far as tire pressures hopefully a 345 owner will chime in with the pressures they use.

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Old 12-15-2015, 04:31 PM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks for the feedback, we're excited and I look forward to participating on the forum. 55psi for airbags - great. I am assuming 45-10 psi on tires, but open to info there.
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:01 PM   #6
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Try 70lbs in the tires to start with I run 80lbs in mine all round. Maybe someone else will chime in
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:50 PM   #7
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The PO of my 345 went with the max recommended pressure indicated on the tire. 90psi, I found this too hard and settled at 70/75 psi.
and using a lazer thermometer I haven't found any high temps in the tread or sidewalls. A bit softer ride with the lower pressure.

Welcome to the forum and Congrats on your new coach, looks nice. Keep us posted on your projects and adventures.

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Old 12-15-2015, 07:00 PM   #8
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Yes, I was surprised when I found my Airstream tire pressure placard that stated 70lbs all around for tire pressure. I tend to err on the side of caution and run 75-80lbs.

Make sure the rear air ride works as that could take a toll on your tag axle.

Nice find and we all wish you luck in keeping this queen of the road, on the road for a long time.

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Old 12-15-2015, 07:02 PM   #9
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Richard, I can sympathize with the 90 psi pressure issue. On my 310s trip home after purchase I had to have the spare moved over to the left rear inner dually and since I didn't have the proper tools with me we called RV Road Help. They came and swapped the spare over to the inner dually and pumped all the tires up to 110 psi.

Darn thing road like a log truck until I dropped the pressure to around 70 or so.

Just because the tires are rated for a 110 psi doesn't mean they should be used with that high a pressure!

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65-70 front and 80 rear. Like Richard says, it makes for a little softer ride on the front.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:19 PM   #11
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That looks like a real "find"!! Congrats!
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:20 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info on tire pressures! Rear airbags have been replaced within the last two years, I presume there's a bit of life left there.

PO paid a lot of attention to maintenance and preventive maintenance. Can't tell you how happy I am about that. Comes with all the manuals on the vehicle, and all systems plus maintenance records since new. I'll have a lot to dig through. I will also say that if anyone want info from a manual, let me know and if I have it. I'll try to get it scanned for you.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:26 PM   #13
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Looks very nice in the picture. Lucky you got 007 briefcase with it. I keep mine right next to my lazy-boy for safe keeping and late night reading. Welcome to the nut house.
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Looks fantastic!
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