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Old 09-27-2018, 11:24 AM   #1
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What PSI should I run new Endurances tires at?

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Decided to pull the trigger on getting the Goodyear Endurance 215/75 R14 Tires. The tire installer set them at 50 PSI. I am thinking that is too low. What should I be setting them too? (Max PSI says 65)


Also I would like to mention that with the old China Bombs I was noticing some unusual wear (one season). Dealer recommended an alignment. I took it to an alignment specialist shop and found that both axles and wheels needed a serious alignment. This trailer is a year old and has never been on dirt roads. Talking to the alignment guy and he said he is seeing new trailers all the time! Chock up one more thing the factory is seriously slacking on.
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Old 09-27-2018, 02:07 PM   #2
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I always run mine at max pressure. So, 65psi sounds right to me!
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Old 09-27-2018, 02:08 PM   #3
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Goodyear site says 65 psi max. So I would go with that.
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:40 PM   #4
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Your axles are probably 3500 lb axles with 1750 lb each springs. I had mine upgraded to 4400 lb axles and 2200 lb springs and no more suspension problems .
I also just got endurance tires and go with 65 lbs...
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Put Endurance on this summer also, and run 65psi. Had to get a 100lb psi pressure gauge to check them which stays in the trailer. It's beyond words the difference in towing now, from before with China CRAP.
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Just completed a 3000 mile trip with the new Endurance tires, much improved handling over the Marathons that I replaced. 225/75 R15, 80lbs.
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:18 AM   #7
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I currently have the Goodyear Marathons and will probably replace them next year. How are the Goodyear Endurance tires better? My cruiser rides very well and the Marathons have worn like iron. What improvement will the Endurance tires provide. And also if I understand correctly the Marathon tire was replaced by the Endurance.
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:39 AM   #8
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I currently have the Goodyear Marathons and will probably replace them next year. How are the Goodyear Endurance tires better? My cruiser rides very well and the Marathons have worn like iron. What improvement will the Endurance tires provide. And also if I understand correctly the Marathon tire was replaced by the Endurance.
The trailer felt more stable with less sway, side to side movement. The Endurance tires are load range E vs D on the Marathons. I was not over the rating of the Marathons. Also noted that the TPMS indicated less pressure and temp increase vs the Marathons.
I like the fact that the Endurance has a higher speed rating also. With the Marathons at 62mph I felt like I was always on the edge of the rating. Piece of mind is worth a lot.
I purchased the tires at Discount Tire and they will match prices. Goodyear.com at the time had a better price and it was matched.
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I am currently running 225/75/15 s that are load range E and one advantage of a 5th wheel is the lack of sway. Also at this stage in life the speed rating does not matter. I prefer the 2 lane to the interstate. That being said I will probably go with Endurance tires because of the past experience with Goodyear. I have them on my camper and my utility trailer.

One thing I am going to look into is going to a 16" tire and wheel not for the load but I need to raise the camper or lower the truck to get a level stance. I was looking at the Goodyear site and they have a 16" tire that is about 4" taller then what I have now so that would raise the trailer about 2" which would help but then I would need new wheels. Something to think about


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Dagst1, make sure you have enough Clearance between the trailer and tire to allow for 2 inch less clearance from a taller tire, especially when trailer is traveling rough terrain and bouncing, so not to rub a hole through to your floor.
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