texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
xHAWGZx, bfstackledirect.com, NTX.VEN, JSL219, Bird78
119082 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
hopalong 120,050
TexDawg 119,178
Bigbob_FTW 94,482
John175☮ 85,862
Pilothawk 83,248
Bob Davis 80,521
Mark Perry 71,927
Derek 🐝 68,277
JDavis7873 67,416
Forum Statistics
Forums59
Topics1,036,256
Posts13,908,594
Members144,082
Most Online39,925
Dec 30th, 2023
Print Thread
Tire pressure #14538460 11/17/22 03:46 PM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 222
R
Richard G Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
R
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 222
I had to replace a tire on my dual axel trailer. When I got the wheel back from Discount Tire they have the tire pressure at the manufacturer max pressure of 65 psi. I've been running tire pressure at 50 psi. Should I run all my tires at max psi or drop the new tire down to 50 psi?

Thanks....Richard


Personal Best
11 lbs 11oz
Choke Canyon 11/27/08
Re: Tire pressure [Re: Richard G] #14539006 11/17/22 10:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 15,924
G
grout-scout Online Sleepy
TFF Guru
Online Sleepy
TFF Guru
G
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 15,924
Run the tires at the manufacturers recommendation. If you have different tires, run them at what each tire says.

Re: Tire pressure [Re: Richard G] #14539057 11/17/22 10:35 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 590
diggerwolf Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 590
The tire manufacturer's recommendation, raised on the sidewall, is the max pressure for which the tire is rated. Not the same as the recommended tire pressure.

On a vehicle, the vehicle's recommended tire pressure is usually on a sticker on the door jamb. On a trailer, I'm not sure. Look it up. But definitely not the max pressure on the sidewall.


"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!" ― Hunter S. Thompson
Re: Tire pressure [Re: diggerwolf] #14539327 11/18/22 03:05 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 727
N
n_fish Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
N
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 727
Run your trailer tires 5 pounds under the max psi for your particular tire. Reason being is as the tire heats up when rolling down the road, it actually increases the air pressure in the tire, usually 2-3 pounds. I run Carlisle radial trailer tires on my boat trailer, never an issue. I would advise not running your air pressures 15 pounds under the max PSI of the tire, your asking for problems and prematurely wearing out your tires

Re: Tire pressure [Re: n_fish] #14539433 11/18/22 11:51 AM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 11,730
tmd11111 Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 11,730
Originally Posted by n_fish
Run your trailer tires 5 pounds under the max psi for your particular tire. Reason being is as the tire heats up when rolling down the road, it actually increases the air pressure in the tire, usually 2-3 pounds. I run Carlisle radial trailer tires on my boat trailer, never an issue. I would advise not running your air pressures 15 pounds under the max PSI of the tire, your asking for problems and prematurely wearing out your tires


False, tire manufacturers know this and the max pressure is for cold readings.

Re: Tire pressure [Re: tmd11111] #14540179 11/19/22 12:37 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 22,787
S
SteezMacQueen Online Happy
TFF Guru
Online Happy
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 22,787
Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by n_fish
Run your trailer tires 5 pounds under the max psi for your particular tire. Reason being is as the tire heats up when rolling down the road, it actually increases the air pressure in the tire, usually 2-3 pounds. I run Carlisle radial trailer tires on my boat trailer, never an issue. I would advise not running your air pressures 15 pounds under the max PSI of the tire, your asking for problems and prematurely wearing out your tires


False, tire manufacturers know this and the max pressure is for cold readings.

+1. My skeeter trailer states a specific load range E tire. A 225/75-15 ST load range “E” tire has a max cold inflation of 80psi. My trailer sticker says “80psi cold” as well. It’s not a coincidence.


Eat. Sleep. Fish.
Re: Tire pressure [Re: Richard G] #14540423 11/19/22 11:46 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 120,054
hopalong Offline
Pescador Loco
Offline
Pescador Loco
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 120,054
I run load range E 33" on my f150, rated to 80 psi and I run them at 40 psi, the ride is much better and the tires will make it to their 55,000 mi. claim.

my trailer tires are rated to 65 psi and I run them at 35 or 40 max. the boat does not get beat to hell on rough roads due to no flex in the sidewalls.

the max. pressure is for a max. load when you need the support, light loads and high pressure and you will get uneven wear a lot of the time due to the contact patch being center of tread.

run em how ya want, I have never had a problem with wear or longevity running les psi.


" Hop, set the hook"!
hopalong 99,999
TexDawg 99,999
FJB! not my president by a long shot!

lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479
Re: Tire pressure [Re: Richard G] #14540473 11/19/22 01:14 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 404
T
TXanalogkd Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
T
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 404
Always max pressure as suggested on the tire.

Re: Tire pressure [Re: hopalong] #14541064 11/20/22 12:47 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 22,787
S
SteezMacQueen Online Happy
TFF Guru
Online Happy
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 22,787
Originally Posted by hopalong
I run load range E 33" on my f150, rated to 80 psi and I run them at 40 psi, the ride is much better and the tires will make it to their 55,000 mi. claim.

my trailer tires are rated to 65 psi and I run them at 35 or 40 max. the boat does not get beat to hell on rough roads due to no flex in the sidewalls.

the max. pressure is for a max. load when you need the support, light loads and high pressure and you will get uneven wear a lot of the time due to the contact patch being center of tread.

run em how ya want, I have never had a problem with wear or longevity running les psi.


What bolt pattern do you have on your boat trailer. I’ll try to carry one of my old spares for when I see ya on the side of the road with a blow out.
roflmao

Just messin with ya.


Eat. Sleep. Fish.
Re: Tire pressure [Re: Richard G] #14541655 11/20/22 06:28 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 120,054
hopalong Offline
Pescador Loco
Offline
Pescador Loco
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 120,054
been running trailer tires like that for decades, only blowout I have ever had was when I bought the 184 and it had car tires on the trailer.

when you fully inflate one to max. pressure and run a light load like a boat it will ride a lot rougher since the sidewall can't flex near as much, 40-45 psi is all I have ever run. the champion has a tandem so 2 tires rated at 1500# gives me 3000# per side and with shocks on the trailer it rides nice at 40 current trailer tires are rated at 65 psi.

[Linked Image]

Last edited by hopalong; 11/20/22 06:29 PM.

" Hop, set the hook"!
hopalong 99,999
TexDawg 99,999
FJB! not my president by a long shot!

lake fork FISHERMANS COVE MARINA/reservations - 903 474 7479
Re: Tire pressure [Re: Richard G] #14583828 01/03/23 12:07 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 42
T
tr196dc Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
T
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 42
Keep in mind there is also a direct correlation between trailer tire pressure and speed. If you are not running the listed max pressure you may also be reducing the max speed rating of the tire.

Re: Tire pressure [Re: Richard G] #14584263 01/03/23 01:27 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 13,861
S
Stump jumper Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 13,861
I run mine within 5 PSI of max and trailer rides good but my boat is heavy. With a lighter boat I might go a little less depending on the ride.


2200 Bay Champ/200 Mercury Optimax
2017 Tundra TSS 4x4 Crewmax 5.7L
Re: Tire pressure [Re: Richard G] #14584369 01/03/23 02:54 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 961
R
Rowdy Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
R
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 961
If you guys think back when Ford and Firestone and their tires on the Explorer had all the lawsuits with all the blowouts... Remember all that mess? The guys at the dealers was telling the owners to run less than that rated tire pressure to help soften the ride of the Explorer. Tire failure like a blowout is in the sidewall from heat and flex working together to create the perfect storm. There is lots of surface tension in the sidewall flex.

Sure the Explorer rode rough and uncomfortable but you don't run the tire pressure lower to soften the ride. That flex in the sidewall can really get you in trouble. If I do anything different from the max tire pressure, I have ran tires past the max. To make my tires stand tall with as little flex as possible, as I added to much weight to my trucks and/or trailers. Don't get all tripped up with that word MAX and under inflated your tires.

Sure, I know many of you guys run the tires softer and things do ride better, but that really is the wrong place to help the ride comfort. That tire under inflated makes so much more surface tension from the more flex in the sidewall. Just remember all that trouble Ford and Firestone went through, that was all from under inflated tires. Just say'n

Last edited by Rowdy; 01/03/23 02:59 PM.
Re: Tire pressure [Re: Richard G] #14584378 01/03/23 03:00 PM
Joined: Nov 2022
Posts: 1,794
G
Grasshopperglock Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
G
Joined: Nov 2022
Posts: 1,794
Ford rolled Firestone.


You had to have drove one of those top heavy micro boxes of a vehicle. Everyone that ended up in the junk yard. Was a rollover. No matter what tires. Because people changed them out.


You could yank the steering wheel and feel the thing wanna tip over.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3