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Old 08-18-2017, 02:40 PM   #21
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I will be 16to18 on just the rear axel when done with clothes food water and all mods. I added up most of what i could and since most of the additional weight will be on the rear i was making sure i did not need to add a tag axel i seen the damage a second tire does when it blows out and you drop on rims . When the time comes you do what you want im going to just pay for a tire on the road rather than tanks floor and all my work i done as it usally tears up a lot more. So keeping good tires will be a priority for me
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:20 PM   #22
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I agree the best practive is to keep good tires.. but even good tires blow.. unavoidable road hazards, unforeseen defects etc..

do most roadside service trucks have the facilities to change a super single?
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:01 PM   #23
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Limping is what i would do but at 15 or 20 as if you have 18k on the back axel and blow one that puts 9,000 pounds on the other tire which if your lucky is rated at 6,000.
SO how did you come to the 18k figure for the back "axel"?
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:21 PM   #24
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Yes most truck stops carry and change ss tires it dos not require rim removal in a lot of cases. Mount new tire right on the truck. As far as my weight i been planning quite a while and last winter added up the weight ot plywood, steel,water cabinets ect. It did surprize me when i got done. A book that mechanical engineers use also will give the weight of wood and metal by square footage like a bible to any fabricator (us) also gives strength im sure ill be close to my estimate unless i keep eating like i do. Most of our weight will end up on the rear as the rear axel is located so far foward on most school buses
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:36 PM   #25
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on conventionals you already have quite a bit of weight on the front with the engine sitting right square on it.. and im guessing the front part of the body.. theres a lot of extra weight in the front with all the extra wiring / heating cabinets, reinforcements around the door / stairs etc.. transmission is going to load the front axle more than the rear...

you'll have more weight im sure once converted in the rear.. but the front isnt faether-weight.. except maybe in an RE bus.
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:02 PM   #26
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Its the same book they use to also determin building weight for footing design
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