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Old 09-21-2016, 08:33 PM   #1
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Storage Tire Inflation

I saw a post from a guy who pumps the tires on his RV up to 110 psi for winter storage and then he returns them to spec in the spring. News to me, is there a benefit? Perhaps it keeps them from getting flat spotted? What say the gurus?

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Old 09-21-2016, 10:22 PM   #2
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Sounds dangerous if your tires or wheels are not rated for that PSI.

Flat spotting is more of an issue with bias ply tires and not so much radial tires. With that said, all previous tires on my last 5 campers were bias play and flat spotting went away after 5 miles or so.

I've never had a flat spotting problem with radials tires.

I do keep my tires at max PSI regardless of usage. For my tires, that is 80 psi.

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Old 09-22-2016, 07:06 AM   #3
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80 PSI here also, during the winter storage season. Additionally, I remove some weight with 6 jack stands. Tires are still touching the ground but just not fully weighted.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:59 AM   #4
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My tires are inflated to the maximum recommend air pressure; 110PSI when in storage regardless of the season. The trailer tires are also placed on 2X8-6' long boards to keep the tires off of the ground when in storage and covered. I only drop the front hydraulic rams keeping the nose high to help in rain and snow melt run off.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:03 AM   #5
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Tires should be checked while in storage as well durning the camping season. If they are trailer tires they should be set cold (meaning not driven on) to the max pressure on the side wall.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:38 AM   #6
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Couldn't help but read where each of the posters were from. One reason that I'm glad to be in S. Ga. as we have no reason for winter storage. Actually during cooler weather is when we use the TT the most.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:53 AM   #7
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Each month I Jack up each tire and rotate 1/4 turn. Look at my tires for any problems. That takes care of flat spots.

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