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Old 04-18-2019, 09:37 PM   #1
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Over inflate tires when towing?

Is it common practice to overinflate the tires of the tow vehicle when towing. I just noticed the other day when my tt was hooked up and it is still dry as we just got it out of storage my tires were looking pretty squishy. Their 1 yr old Michelin AT2’s that are properly inflated to normal everyday driving. Where would I find the max psi to fill the tires? I assume on the tire and I’m guessing this will help with control and gas mileage.
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Max PSI is on the sidewall of the tire.
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I have two stickers on the sides of the frame with the Max psi recommended for the trailer. Mine run 65 psi.
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I thought he was referring to his TV.
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I thought he was referring to his TV.
You may be right.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:50 PM   #6
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Is it common practice to overinflate the tires when towing. I just noticed the other day when my tt was hooked up and it is still dry as we just got it out of storage my tires were looking pretty squishy. Their 1 yr old Michelin AT2ís that are properly inflated to normal everyday driving. Where would I find the max psi to fill the tires? I assume on the tire and Iím guessing this will help with control and gas mileage.
You talking about your truck or your trailer ??
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I'm thinking tow vehicle as well. You should have a sticker on your door frame or dig out your owners manual and go to the tire section for your recommended towing PSI. Check tire pressure in the morning before you drive it. You don't necessarily want to run the max PSI stated on the tire sidewall unless you like riding in a lumber wagon … go with your manual.
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The sidewalk of the tire gives the recommended pressure.
I check mine before each trip.
I drive a truck, I check my tires every time I get out of the truck!
In 6 years i have had three tires going down.
I immediately plugged them, no more problems.
That is 10 tires, and well over a half million miles.
My friends that don't check them regularly destroy about 4 tires in the same time and mileage!

It's all about keeping the right amount of air in them!
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I'm thinking tow vehicle as well. You should have a sticker on your door frame or dig out your owners manual and go to the tire section for your recommended towing PSI. Check tire pressure in the morning before you drive it. You don't necessarily want to run the max PSI stated on the tire sidewall unless you like riding in a lumber wagon Ö go with your manual.
Yes itís the truck tires Iím asking about.
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You talking about your truck or your trailer ??
The truck.
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