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Trailer tires temperature


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The recent tire thread got me thinking. I've recently begun to trailer my boat around a bit. In the past the trailer was only used twice a year, once to put the boat in the water at the start of the season and once to pull it out at the end. But now we are doing some exploring. I've redone the trailer, the bunks, the bearings, and put new tires on it. Single axle Extreme trailer under the Echelon LX. New tires were put on it a few months ago, Carlisle Sport ST225/75/D15 (8 ply bias, 2540 lbs cap. each). New spare too. They have about 300 miles on them.

Periodically I check the trailer (like when fueling up) and look for signs of problems, walk around making sure all is good. When I put my hand on the tires, they are warm. Not hot, but feel warmer than normal, maybe 15 degrees warmer than the tires on my Durango. My max speed, where I set the cruise, is 70 mph, and they are fully inflated to 55PSI. Is it normal for them to be warmer than the tow vehicle tires?

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MalibuNation

John, would you know the temperature rating of your trailer tires? I think they are rated A,B,C.

I used to do semi and earthmover tires and we loved the hot weather ... really increased our sales :-)

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