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Old 04-04-2015, 12:47 PM   #11
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I personally would never inflate to less than max cold temperature.

Yes, and you also felt the need to add shocks to a trailer that didn't come with any....just sayin'.
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:10 PM   #12
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Well, I am obviously fighting a losing battle, but here goes...


Here is what Goodyear has to say about it... (hint...it isn't "inflate to max and call it good")

The Inflation Loading - Goodyear RV

Here is what Michelin has to say about it...(hint...it isn't "inflate to max and call it good")

Tire Inflation Basics | Michelin RV Tires

Here is what Maxxis has to say about it...(hint...it isn't "inflate to max and call it good")

Trailer Tire Care and FAQ | Maxxis USA


And to admit that not everybody agrees...here is what Carlisle has to say about it... (hint...it IS to inflate to max and call it good)

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Old 04-04-2015, 01:24 PM   #13
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For trailer tires, Iím in the camp with the ďinflate to the maxĒ folks. Iíve never had any issues with the ST tires that were on the fifth wheels Iíve owned. Iím on my third fifth wheel and Iíve been RVing since 2003.
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:40 PM   #14
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Yes, and you also felt the need to add shocks to a trailer that didn't come with any....just sayin'.
You bet and it sure beats any other way of improving truck/trailer ride that I've seen. Don't know of any vehicle suspension without shocks except rv trailers.
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:48 PM   #15
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Well, I am obviously fighting a losing battle, but here goes...
No battle here, I just stated what I do and prefer. Naturally, you are free to do whatever you so desire.
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:54 PM   #16
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Well, I am obviously fighting a losing battle, but here goes...


Here is what Goodyear has to say about it... (hint...it isn't "inflate to max and call it good")

The Inflation Loading - Goodyear RV

Here is what Michelin has to say about it...(hint...it isn't "inflate to max and call it good")

Tire Inflation Basics | Michelin RV Tires

Here is what Maxxis has to say about it...(hint...it isn't "inflate to max and call it good")

Trailer Tire Care and FAQ | Maxxis USA


And to admit that not everybody agrees...here is what Carlisle has to say about it... (hint...it IS to inflate to max and call it good)

The Carlstar Group
Nowhere from above did I see anything about not inflating to max!
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:55 PM   #17
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Well thank you thank you for all of the feedback! Awesome!

Here's where I think I'm going with this. Following some of the suggestions, I've done some research. My tires are rated at 1,520# at 80 psi. That translates to 19 sq. inches in contact with the road at full load.

Based upon the pop up axle weight plus cargo capacity, the tire rated capacity is approximately 150% of the max unit weight; so to approximately maintain the designed contact area for the tire/ full load combination, I should inflate my tires to 55 psi.

But...recognizing that the "full inflation" point of view also has merit, I intend to maintain pressures in the 60 to 65 psi range. Thanks again-what a great resource you all are!!
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:58 PM   #18
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Yes, and you also felt the need to add shocks to a trailer that didn't come with any....just sayin'.
Don't know about anyone else..but my tt did not come from manufacturer with battery or propane tanks! ......just sayin!


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So now I have a question!
If sticker on TT states 50psi max. and Class c tires are being used they too are marked on sidewall at 50 psi
What happens when you upgrade to D range and 65 psi max?
.....same load on TT. Do you run at
50 psi or 65 psi. No I'm not trying to be a smart ass!
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So now I have a question!
If sticker on TT states 50psi max. and Class c tires are being used they too are marked on sidewall at 50 psi
What happens when you upgrade to D range and 65 psi max?
.....same load on TT. Do you run at
50 psi or 65 psi. No I'm not trying to be a smart ass!
I have changed just as you said and I run them at 65 PSI sidewall CP. By GY chart I can run them at 50 PSI for the load, but I would rather run them at the CP 65 lbs. That is also the max my series 6 rims says I can inflate to. I have no problem with bounce or anything. Tires look like new after 2 years and thousands of miles on them. I buy them so I figure it's my choice. Also it gives me a good cushion for the weight per tire/wheel. Some folks may disagree but they aren't paying for them either. Just my choice..... PS: good question
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