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 51 
 on: April 16, 2015, 08:15:48 am 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by ron.dittmer
Our 2007 2350 E350 (NO slide), I set tire pressure to 65-70 in front and 60-65 in rear.  Visually the tires look a little under-pressured.  As an experiment, I once pumped the tires to max which then they looked right but the ride was horribly rough.  A trip taken a few years ago when we did not tow our Jeep Liberty, I added 5 psi in all tires to 75f/70r to improve fuel economy.  The ride was a compromise.  The trip average fuel economy was near 11 mpg.  I concluded I should have let some air out of the tires to enjoy the ride better and forget about fuel economy.  I am surprised how 5psi can change the ride significantly.

 52 
 on: April 16, 2015, 07:29:07 am 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by Doneworking
OK, I searched the forum and read some information about tire pressures.  

Here is my question:  on a Phoenix Cruiser 2350 Ford 350 with slide and fully loaded (water, gear etc) what tire pressure are you using?  

The sticker shows 75 front, 65 rear.   Now, I know to be technical each axle should be CAT weighed and to be really technical each of the surface contacts should be weighed separately.   I just need to know this:  what pressure do folks with this specific unit use?  65 rear seems low to me and 75 front seems high, both by five pounds or so. 

This question is really specific to Ford 350s.  I have owned 450s in the past but this is my first 350.  The tires are new MS2 thanks to the recall.

Paul


 53 
 on: April 15, 2015, 10:11:56 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Joseph
I concur, and take it as food for thought.  Actually it makes the cost of the upgrade trivial.   Looks like a mod for me to add to my list.

 54 
 on: April 15, 2015, 09:50:13 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Barry-Sue
Joseph

These are valve extenders and as such they are connected to the existing valve stem and then routed to the front of the outer tire for access.  Both of our failures occurred at the same point (where the valve extender connects to the valve stem).  The connection loosens up and the tire goes completely flat.  It is easy enough to fix if you detect it before you start traveling, however, it could be a major problem if it should occur during a travel day.

To put this in perspective this occurred twice in six years with about 45,000 travel miles.  I changed out the valve stems because I did not want to deal with this issue again.

Barry

 55 
 on: April 15, 2015, 09:19:26 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Joseph
Thank you and that is what I have on  mine. So what is happening to you, is this a common problem?

 56 
 on: April 15, 2015, 09:02:22 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Barry-Sue
Joseph

Standard for PC is Wheel Masters 8001-135B S/S 4 Hose Kit.

Here is a link to the web page:

http://wheelmasters.com/inflators.html

Barry

 57 
 on: April 15, 2015, 08:20:50 pm 
Started by Lieutenant - Last post by Lieutenant
 ;)If you travel to florida, drop me a line.

 58 
 on: April 15, 2015, 07:56:56 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Joseph
What comes standard from the factory?  Being I bought mine used I have no idea if mine is stock or been changed.

 59 
 on: April 15, 2015, 05:31:01 pm 
Started by JWW - Last post by Joseph
Bob, no question some great deals are out there with private sellers as well.  I think there are many people that don't take into consideration just how much wiggle room dealers have on used units.   

 60 
 on: April 15, 2015, 03:19:41 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Barry-Sue
After two flat tires due to failure of the valve extensions it was time to do something about it.  We decided to eliminate the extensions completely and had our valve stems replaced with Borg Dually Valve stems.
 
I called Borg Equipment & Supply Co. and spoke with Bill (818-352-3017).  He was very helpful in determining the correct kit to order for our unit.  We have a 2012 (2551).  He had me measure the handholds on the steel wheel and determined that we needed to order Kit # DL1SSTC.  I had a local tire company install them and am very pleased with the results.  This was one of our more expensive modifications at $128 for the kit and $80 for the installation but felt this was one of those things we could not do without.  (login to see picture)
 

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