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Trailer tire pressure?

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Fman

I was checking my tire pressure last week on the trailer, it's a tandem axle with 14" wheels and they were all at about 32-35 psi. Max pressure is 50 lbs, I aired them up to 44-45 lbs.

Does this sound about right?

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RTS

Trailer tires should be at max cold pressure to get the greatest load carrying capability. In your case...50 psi.

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Nitrousbird

Yep, 50psi. I think for high-speeds, you are supposed to go 10psi over that, though I never did.

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Vettesetter

50 psi cold

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Fman

Ok, I will go up to 50, probably won't hurt the fuel bill while towing either.

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Nitrousbird

Ok, I will go up to 50, probably won't hurt the fuel bill while towing either.

Or put some 18's on her. Your sweet boat could be complimented with some sweet rims. :)

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Malibudude

I've always air up my trailer tires with max cold air pressure as stated on the tire itself.

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formulaben

Trailer tires should be at max cold pressure to get the greatest load carrying capability. In your case...50 psi.

Good advice. Under-inflation is the #1 reason for tire failures...

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electricjohn

Max during the summer, max + 15 during the winter layup.

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wakebrdr94

Or put some 18's on her. Your sweet boat could be complimented with some sweet rims. :)

We all can't be ballers like yourself. ;) though yours do look sweet

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Nitrousbird

We all can't be ballers like yourself. ;) though yours do look sweet

I'm not the one rocking a '14 VLX...

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Fman

Yep, had to go with the old school 14's, for pricing and I don't think the boat would have fit with 18's... I have about 3/4" clearance. Would have been super close.

Your 18's do look sick... Maybe in my next life when I have a shop with a 10' door and I live on a lake :-)

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WheelerWake

Just wondering, do you guys "max out" the pressure on you car/truck tire also?

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Bozboat
Just wondering, do you guys "max out" the pressure on you car/truck tire also?

Yes, but only when loading it. With my 3/4 tons I would max the tire pressure before loading the gooseneck. Otherwise ran closer to what the truck sticker said for tire pressure

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RTS

Just wondering, do you guys "max out" the pressure on you car/truck tire also?

No...because you typically do not need the max capacity for the car tires, and it would make for a very harsh ride.

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Nitrousbird

Just wondering, do you guys "max out" the pressure on you car/truck tire also?

Only if I want uneven tire wear. That will result in the center of your tire wearing out first in most cases.

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