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Utility trailer tire psi for kayak #12933099 10/14/18 07:21 PM
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Been using a trailer for 7 years now
Up until two years ago; Id inflate to the psi indicated on the side of the tire (85psi)
Id notice that the tires would wear out quickly in the middle of the tiretheyd last maybe a year
Backed off to 65psi and this did help, but still noticing that its the middle of the tire that wears out relatively quickly (almost no wear on the other sections of the tire)

Anyone inflate to less than 65psi? Im thinking 50psi should be sufficientutility trailers and kayaks are light (maybe 400lb total)these tires are designed for carrying heavy loads (1500+lbs)


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Re: Utility trailer tire psi for kayak [Re: CCTX] #12933859 10/15/18 02:32 PM
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Does it have a ST before the tire size? If so you need to fill it to the labeled max psi. It's designed to run that way and can blow out if under pressured.

Re: Utility trailer tire psi for kayak [Re: CCTX] #12934239 10/15/18 07:35 PM
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OK, but its like driving on basketballs at 85psi with the trailer bouncing off every little bump

Not complaining. Ill go back to 85psi


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Re: Utility trailer tire psi for kayak [Re: CCTX] #12934276 10/15/18 08:03 PM
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When I built my kayak trailer I looked for the lightest leaf springs I could find that fit. I took off the 1800# springs and replaced them with 900# springs and that helped take the hard bounce out of my trailer.

Re: Utility trailer tire psi for kayak [Re: CCTX] #12934349 10/15/18 09:14 PM
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New leaf springs are not $$$ and really helped the ride on my trailer.
Im running 15 radials on mine and 32 psi.



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Re: Utility trailer tire psi for kayak [Re: CCTX] #12934895 10/16/18 01:00 PM
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Thanks; softer leaf springs is a great idea.


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