Thread: Tire pressure
06-24-2012, 10:08 AM #1
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 .
06-24-2012, 11:28 AM #2
06-24-2012, 07:16 PM #3
Thanks, The tires say 80 psi max but that seemed to high.
06-24-2012, 08:06 PM #4
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.
06-24-2012, 09:43 PM #5
06-24-2012, 10:14 PM #6
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.
06-24-2012, 10:55 PM #7
Maybe this is why my old set wore out so fast. I think I was running 32 psi.
06-24-2012, 10:59 PM #8
06-25-2012, 06:37 AM #9
06-25-2012, 10:17 AM #10
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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