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Post by groundhog on Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:10 am

So all you long distance Worcester owners what tyre pressures are you running on the rear axle please. I currently have 65psi which looks a little soft, the sticker on the door says 75psi- what do you all thinkplease:allthumbz: 
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Post by PennyandDerek on Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:16 pm

Groundhog,
No one can really say. Only you know what tyres you have fitted and what the weighbridge states you're normal rear load is.
Those using 'camper' tyres, for sporadic use, will have far higher pressures than those of us who choose to use ordinary commercial tyres.

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Post by DickandJanGlover on Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:03 pm

groundhog wrote:So all you long distance Worcester owners what tyre pressures are you running on the rear axle please. I currently have 65psi which looks a little soft, the sticker on the door says 75psi- what do you all thinkplease:allthumbz: 

75psi, which is the value on the plate on the driver's seat for a fully laden Sprinter (which we all are in effect, the spare weight to MVGW makes little difference), but I've seen correspondence somewhere where the tyre maker suggests a lower pressure is Ok. Look at the tyre wear across the tread. If it's even, you are about right, if the edges are wearing more than the centre, you're too soft, if the centre wears more than the edges, you're too hard. Need a depth gauge to do that and I haven't got one.

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Post by Paulmold on Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:06 pm

Get along to your local weighbridge with the van in loaded mode. Get each axle weighed and refer to the chart in the factsheet section here...

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scroll down to last page.

Other than that, write to your tyre manufacturer giving them the axle weights and size of your tyres and they will tell you.
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Post by groundhog on Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:42 pm

Just back from the weighbridge before setting off to South of France for a while and total weight fully laden, full tanks etc was 3700kgs which I was very pleased about, I expected closer to the 3880kgs. I reckon I will run with about 68psi in the rear on that basis, the A/S chart doesn't list my tyre size and the wear looks pretty even!

If Lady Groundhog reads this she will fill the rest of the space with shoes, skirts. blouses etc so I shall just whisper the weight for now and tell her there is only 20kgs left before we are arrested and that has to be for collecting wine and cheese!.......up!
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Post by suenbar on Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:44 pm

Search under Autosleeper Malvern and see my comments. I now run 3.5bar front 4.5bar rear, as recommended by Continental Tyres by e-mail when I submitted mt axle loadings. Its a much better ride. Mercedes admit that the pressures quoted on the seat box are 'recommendations' only.

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