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Old 07-20-2016, 01:28 PM   #1
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Looking for a little towing advice

I tow a 2016 Crossroads Sunset Trail Reserve 26RB, about 6400 dry weight. My tow vehicle is a 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited 4X4. The advice Im seeking is what do you all do in regards to tow vehicle tire inflation while towing? There seems to be no written rule about adding a few pounds of air to the tow vehicle and I would like to know what you all do. I am trying to make my towing experience and pleasant as possible and towing with 32 LB's in the tires just isn't cutting it.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:35 PM   #2
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Check the tires, are they p"s or LT's
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Mike, before answering that, I have to ask you, what ply tires are on your Toyota?
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I have Thread, 2 Ply Poly, 2 Ply Steel, 1 Ply Nylon. Sidewall, 2 Ply Poly
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They are P
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I would up grade to LT tires a lot better tire for towing. In 2005 we got our first travel trailer and towed it with a Durango with P tires There was to much side flex on the P tires and was not fun towing the trailer went to LT ran with 65PSI and no more problems
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Thanks, I'll do that when its time to buy new tires. Only have 10k on them now
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Too bad Toyota only puts p tires on their pickups...guess they like the car ride. Those tires will hold 44 lbs. inflate them to that. Look around to different tire places, I have traded in my tires with that mileage for LT's on different vehicles .
Then you can run 65 lbs and get rid of most sway.
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Thank you very much. I'll do as you suggested and see if I can get a decent trade in value
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Thanks, I'll do that when its time to buy new tires. Only have 10k on them now
I agree with others, 'P' tires are not really suited to towing, too much side wall flex. Increasing air pressure will stiffen them but increase risk of a blowout. You want better towing and yet are willing to wait? Considering the cost of the truck/trailer, the risk to your family (and others) and the added stress while towing, why wait? Tires are the least expensive part of the equation. Sell the 'Ps' on Craigslist.

Like most trailers, mine came equipped with 'ST' tires. They had very few miles on them before I had them replaced with 'LTs'.
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