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Old 05-08-2003, 11:33 AM   #1
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An often asked question: What PSI do you run your tires at?

For Volvo 610 (and other Class 8 trucks)owners, I'm curious on what your actual run pressure is at. Opinions and data are abundant, real statements are rare.
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Old 05-08-2003, 05:55 PM   #2
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Hi Chris,


For no scientific reason, I run 90 in the fronts, and 85 or 90 in the rears. Full inflation is not required because not much weight is carried.

Have you had an opportunity to tow any significent distance yet? Are you using the factory hitch, or did you install an air ride hitch? (End of interrogation) :-)

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Old 05-08-2003, 09:06 PM   #3
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Chris:

Michelin on their web site has an iflation table, for various tire size and location (steer/drive). They also have an rv only for very lightly loaded tires.

I run 90 in front, and 85 in the rears and could go lower according to the charts.

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Old 05-09-2003, 11:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. Confirms where Suzy Q seemed to want the pressure set to.

onzeman: did a test run to California. Only a 600 mile run over a weekend. Wanted to check and see how things were working and catch problems before the planned big trips happened.

Still running the stock hitch. Pulled the trailer loaded with bikes without issues. Nate took his turn at it also. Great trip.
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Old 05-09-2003, 11:09 PM   #5
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Hi
I'm at 70 lbs with road tires I still have both rear axles and need the footprint.
This truck sure makes trailer towing Fun !
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Old 05-10-2003, 05:41 PM   #6
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Tom....what kinda truck are you pulling with?
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Old 05-10-2003, 10:10 PM   #7
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Iam using 98 volvo 420 3axle it has 425 volvo eng. The truck has 650k miles on it 10k are mine. I prefer the smaller cab.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tom:
I prefer the smaller cab.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I am also partial to the 420 cab for what I want to do. Problem is they aren't nearly as common as the larger sizes. And good luck finding a day cab with any sizable wheelbase!
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Old 05-11-2003, 04:28 PM   #9
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Hi Gary
My truck came from Georga, it was a "Little Debbie truck" itwas maintained by Ryder which made the sale for me .
Trucks are mostly used back east for regional over night runs .
Went to Washington on a trip and counted ten or so carriers were useing on I 5.
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Hey Tom-
Sounds like you got a good truck, as Ryder knows how to maintain 'em. I think warpath's truck was also a Ryder. Only thing with his was whoever drove it smoked like a train. Like Lynyrd Skynyrd sang, "EWWWWW that SMELL!"
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