Originally Posted by cowlitzcoach
16,000 lbs. of stuff is a lot of stuff!
How much of that is the weight of the roof raise and the slideouts?
Over 13K on the front axle does not sound good. Depending upon the size of the tire you most probably are overweight.
Almost 24K on the rear axle sounds like you are pushing the max weight there as well. Again check your tires to see how much weight they can carry.
Glad you were able to make it without too much drama.
Good luck and happy trails.
The bus was just full, I mean full to the roof everywhere including slideouts. Also under belly storage was completely full with heavy stuff.
My front tires are real steer semi tractor tires, rear ones were recaps and this is why one of them gave up when I was going downhill at 70+ mph.... not fun at all
. I replaced all 4 rear tires with new 16 ply tires.
Also I added air bags to the front axle to help front springs... I do have all detailed pics. This air bags helped a LOT. I "jumped" on couple of bridges really bad and without bags I would smash my bumper to the road....
I added about 50 psi of air into bags and my springs straitened completely and bus front raised about 2".
Later I will get rid of rear springs and install air bags....
Load like this is a bit extreme and I am not planing to do this again....