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Old 07-16-2018, 11:32 AM   #31
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The tag on the vehicle is the psi the vehicle manufacturer recommends. Decisions made based on load, ride comfort, handling, or??. Tire companies always tell you to use the mfg recommend psi. It's a liability issue. (Remember the Ford Explorer Firestone craziness. All those blowouts were on under inflated tires. Ford wanted to improve the ride and recommend a low pressure on a already substandard tire.) The sidewall psi is what the tire mfg engineer choose. You have to choose between the 2. Few problems arise from using either if your tires are cared for properly. Failures are usually from neglect. A few minutes checking them over well before you go is a good investment. Also, make sure you know the production dates. Tow vehicles should not exceed 36 months and 24 or less for trailers. Tires are really cheap compared to how much a problem can cost.
Here is a link to Goodyear RV tire check... .....and no, I don't work them. Actually I don't work at all anymore. Happy Trails
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:17 AM   #32
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Read the label on the trailer. That's the proper pressure to account for sidewall flex that's necessary to keep the maximum tread patch on the road. the max number on the tire sidewall is for the tire - not the intended load. Too much pressure and the tires will try to hop over bumps (push your wheel barrow with a solid tire over a rock at any speed). Those hops will stress every component where those tires connect to the frame. As long as you replace tires with the same load range, that sticker will be your best bet.
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