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    Tire pressure

    What tire pressure is everyone running in there trailer tires? I had new tires put on both of my trailers but the tire shop put 45 in one of the trailers and 55 in the other. The tires are 5.30 x 12 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Budman View Post
    What tire pressure is everyone running in there trailer tires? I had new tires put on both of my trailers but the tire shop put 45 in one of the trailers and 55 in the other. The tires are 5.30 x 12 .
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    50 is what i run.

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    Thanks, The tires say 80 psi max but that seemed to high.

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    I inflate them to what it states on the sidewall.

    Inflating to less that the recommended pressure is a recipe for an overheated tire, and overheated tires (ESPECIALLY trailer tires) have a habit of exploding. Some people think that underinflating allows the tire to soften the ride, but that's what the suspension is for, not the tire.

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    I inflate them to what it states on the sidewall.

    Inflating to less that the recommended pressure is a recipe for an overheated tire, and overheated tires (ESPECIALLY trailer tires) have a habit of exploding. Some people think that underinflating allows the tire to soften the ride, but that's what the suspension is for, not the tire.

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    I agree with that too. From my experience with tires underinflating them will do more damage to the sidewalls than almost anything else will. Exspecially a small tire that is turning so much faster than than what your truck tire would be. Put in as much psi as the tire says or close to it.

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    Maybe this is why my old set wore out so fast. I think I was running 32 psi.

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    I wonder if this holds true for travel trailer tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budman View Post
    I wonder if this holds true for travel trailer tires?
    It's even more critical for travel trailer tires as they carry exponentially more weight than the tires on our PWC trailers, or a utility trailer, etc etc.

    You must always run travel trailer tires right at their maximum stated rated pressure.

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    I have 80 PSI in my trailer tires because that is what the tires and trailer said they should be at. It seemed very high to me but I have not had a problem yet.

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