I've been posting and reading the various threads over the past year regarding tires. We have a couple of guys in the industry who have given us their thoughts and advice. The common thread has been knowing the weight of your trailer and specifically knowing the load on each wheel.
I've partaken of a tire safety event held by an SOB dealer which was held by the RV Safety and Education Foundation. RV Safety & Education Foundation
As part of that seminar, they offered a weigh in for our tow vehicles, trailers and motorhomes, using certified wheel scales. I took advantage of this on my '01 Safari but unfortunately they have never been back in the area.
What I'm thinking about is talking to my local Airstream dealer about having a similar event at his dealership possibly as early as next spring. While I don't have any commitment from him, I'd like to be able to go back to him with a potential number count of attendees. The dealership is on I 70 in Wentzville, Mo which is west of St. Louis. Typically the organization charges $60 for your tow vehicle and trailer. Hopefully if there are other fees I might be able to get the dealer to absorb these.
If we could get these folks here, how many of you would be interested in participating? We could give you some local campground information as to the closest places to stay in the area.
Personally I would pay $60 to get a good weigh in on my Classic. You would get a written report from the organization showing the individual weight on each tire on all vehicles plus your weights for each vehicle. They weigh you connected and disconnected from the tow vehicle.
Let me know if you have questions and give me some feedback. I'd try to do this on a Saturday. Once I get a sampling I'll call the owner of the dealership and see if we could get this set up. I also talk to the leadership of the local WBCCI unit and see if they would support this also.
UPDATE: I just got off the phone with my dealer and if we could get enough interest, he would consider hosting this event at the dealership.