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Old 01-11-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure Cold

So it's 6F and cold and I set the tire pressure to 50lbs as recommended and we drive south for 18 hours where the temp is 78F will the tires still be at 50lbs?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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No, tire pressure will increase with temp increase, however do not deflate while tire is hot. When on the road travelling I check our tires every morning while the tire is still cool before towing! Adjust as required. Best thing you can do for your tires! Safe travels.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #4
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Make SURE you add air as you go North again (remember cold tires in the morning before you leave). This is why carrying a GOOD compressor, 25 feet of hose and an air chuck is so important when Snowbirding.

I have found that "most" battery powered air compressors don't have the capacity to inflate a truck tire to 80 PSI. There is an awesome thread here on the merits of several popular brands that will fit in a trailer's compartments.
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