PSI for tires

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Newbie Camper, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Newbie Camper

    Newbie Camper Lovin' Camping

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    Ok, so everyone was incredibly helpful with my last question. Now I have another one {it's really my hubby's question though}. What is the proper air pressure for the tires on our PUP? We have a Jayco 1007. He's thinking that 80 sounds too high? I'm not mechanically gifted and therefore have come to the friendliest PUP group around. Thanks!

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  2. themanfromvan

    themanfromvan Van, PA - Near The PA Wilds

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    It probably varies from tire to tire, but mine are also 80 psi. That's what I pump them up to. It's all my little compressor can do to huff all that air in there !! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">

    David, Betsy, Elizabeth, Olivia & Robert
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  3. awsandlin

    awsandlin Active Member

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    What size tires do you have and what is the weight range of the tires? If you provide that information, we can be a little more definitive on the answer.

    Allen
    2004 Fleetwood Utah
     
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    Newbie Camper Lovin' Camping

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    Wow! Thanks for replying so quickly. I'll let him know. I was just bragging to him on how helpful everyone has been onthis sight. He'll be impressed <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile">.

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  5. themanfromvan

    themanfromvan Van, PA - Near The PA Wilds

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    It should say on the side of the tire what to inflate them to. Sometimes it's pretty difficult to read the black lettering on a black tire, but that information should be on there somewhere. Sounds to me like you've already done that.

    Like I said, mine are 80 psi. I did a double take the first time I read mine too because that does seem like a high number considering the tires on your passenger car are generally in the 35-45 range.

    David, Betsy, Elizabeth, Olivia & Robert
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  6. Retired Alex

    Retired Alex New Member

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    Yep, it's written on the sidewall of the tires. Always inflate to this stated pressure, regardless of the load in the trailer. By that I mean empty or packed for camping.

    Alex & Mary Burnett
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    jeff h New Member

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    that is the MAX pressure. you should be a little under that.

    2000 jeep wrangler
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  8. Crackshot

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    All my trailers ratings are 65 lbs cold max

    2001 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab 4X4 Off Road HD,4:10 rear,HD Suspension.
    2007 Jay Feather EXP 29 A <img src=../Images/flags/us.gif border=0 align=middle alt="United States"> <img src=../Images/flags/us-Idaho.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Idaho">
     
  9. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    The new Load Stars I picked up for the Starcraft said 80psi on them as well. I went to 65 for now, but will likely inflate them fully to ~75 before our first trip.

    *Kevin*
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    dupreet New Member

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    Inflate them to the maximum cold pressure listed on the sidewall. These tires are designed to be run at this pressure; running with any less can enhance the chances of a problem. This is especially true with the smaller tires....a few pound light in the PSI can be significant.

    Happy Camping,

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  11. fallsrider

    fallsrider Active Member

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    ST trailer tires should always be run at their maximum pressure (80 psi with my 5.30x12's). You will get the maximum wear, and have less chance of a tire failure with full rated pressure. You also get a more stable tow since there is less flex in the sidewalls of the tires.

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  12. rlhul6

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    First make sure you have the same rated tire that the pup call for. On mine its on the vin sicker. Mine says psi should be 80 psi but the tires are not the right ones because it says MAX is 55 but there not the right load rating tire.Just like your car you inflate to what the car sicker says NOT whats on the tire.( mistake that alot of my custermers do.

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    bud121156 Western North Carolina

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    The 13 inch original tires that came on my 07 model says 50 lbs max cold. I checked them before the first time out this spring, and one had about 35 lbs....the other had about 30 lbs. They both got a little air put in them.

    Donnie & Cheryl
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    Mine say 55 on the tire and thats what I inflate to before every trip
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I believe in the fact that the tire marking are the maximum pressure. I just checked a couple of late model owners manuals and they all state to set tires at sidewall pressure. We have to remember that the ride quality is not a main concern on a trailer as is it on a car or truck. On my old Jayco the recommended tire pressure is just 5 lbs less than the sidewall rating.

    83 JaycoJay 806, 04 Grand Cherokee, Ray and Jin
     
  16. Crackshot

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    Don't forget your TV air pressure is just as important too.
    I check mine EVERY trip.

    2001 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab 4X4 Off Road HD,4:10 rear,HD Suspension.
    2007 Jay Feather EXP 29 A <img src=../Images/flags/us.gif border=0 align=middle alt="United States"> <img src=../Images/flags/us-Idaho.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Idaho">
     

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