Originally Posted by dunnnc
Running at max pressure means lower rolling resistance and reduces wear and IT'S FREE!
And less tread in contact with the road means more wear on the center ribs and early tire replacement; and, unnecessary bounce to the trailer resulting in unnecessary frame flex and "shaking/breaking" of the trailer's contents.
Running at correct pressure for the load up to the max cold inflation pressure on the tire is what I do (but I am NO expert by any stretch of the imagination
). You can add up to 10 psi above the load pressure (it adds to the speed rating at the expense of tread life according to Goodyear) as long as you do not exceed the max cold inflation pressure molded on the tire.
You, as readers of a free and open forum composed of "mostly" anonymous contributors of varying degrees of expertise, are free to do as you please.
A good TPMS system on the trailer's tires is a great idea. It relieves the stress of worrying about every bit of road noise being a trailer tire failure.
NOTE: If you have NEVER weighed your camper, you should. Using max cold inflation pressure will guarantee your tires "will be safe" PROVIDED you are not exceeding your max trailer weight. The correct tire size and load rating were placed on your camper based on its max gross weight. Only weighing the thing will tell you that and is required in order to use less than max pressure.
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