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Trailer Tire Load Range #14236569 01/02/22 03:37 AM
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I bought a new boat July 2020. Use it 3-4 times a month but only travel 20-30 miles each way to the lake. Tandem axle trailer, I noticed that the outside edge of the tires are really worn with the exception of the back left tire (it’s in great shape) Any ideas? They are 205-75-R14 load range C. Do I need a load range D or E to keep them from getting chewed up so quickly?

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Sounds like their under inflated.

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The tire calls for 50 PSI, I check them regularly and they hardly ever fall below 45 lbs, I try my best to keep them at 50. My old boat I kept about the same PSI and never had that kind of wear. The new boat is about 1,500 lbs heavier though.

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My tires were wearing weird, front left and rear right had a little chopping. I measured and found the front axle to be 3/4” forward on the left. Once I corrected that I then upgraded to D range tires and 20,000 miles the tires look like I just put them on. YouTube how to measure your axles.

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Most load range c tires in that size are rated for around 1760# at 50psi. So, on a tandem axle trailer that's 7040#. You didn't say what boat you're pulling but to be over it's got to be a big one. Outer wear on the thread is an indicator of under inflation. Maybe try a different tire pressure gauge.

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I’ll get a new gauge. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Originally Posted by tmd11111
Most load range c tires in that size are rated for around 1760# at 50psi. So, on a tandem axle trailer that's 7040#. You didn't say what boat you're pulling but to be over it's got to be a big one. Outer wear on the thread is an indicator of under inflation. Maybe try a different tire pressure gauge.

I had a slime gauge that I tested. It was reading 8lbs high at 40lbs. I took it to Auto Zone and exchanged it. Replacement is more accurate.


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