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Old 03-22-2013, 10:07 PM   #15
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The sticker you found with the max weight should also have the tire size and recommenced PSI. Never exceed the max PSI of the wheels. The max PSI of the wheels will be stamped on them.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:31 PM   #16
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The following is copied from the Bridgestone Tire Guide, pages 8 and 9.

Page 8 - Never operate your vehicle with tires inflated to less pressure than required for the load. Never operate your vehicle with tires inflated to less pressure than specified on the vehicle placard, NO MATTER WHAT THE LOAD. Never inflate your tires above the maximum pressure shown on their sidewalls.
Page 9 - What happens if you donít? Running a tire underinflated is like
running your engine without enough oil or coolant. It may seem to work OK
for a while, but you are doing serious, permanent damage. Adding oil or coolant wonít fix engine damage, and adding air wonít fix tire damage. The tire is still seriously damaged and can still fail, even after inflation is corrected. If you find any tire 20 percent or more underinflated, you should have it inspected (both inside and out) by your tire dealer.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:09 PM   #17
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And the pressure shown on the tire sidewall may NOT be the maximum pressure for that tire. It may be the MINIMUM pressure for the MAXIMUM weight the tire will support.
Same with the tire charts, it's the MINIMUM cold pressure to support the weight.

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From page 2 of the 06/07 Michelin RV Tire Guide: "If you look at the tire's sidewall, you'll see the maximum load capacity allowed for the size tire and load rating, and the minimum cold air inflation needed to carry the maximum load."
From the Firestone/Bridgestone RV tire guide:
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Bear in mind that these are maximum ratings. The sidewall of the tire shows maximum load and minimum inflation pressure for that load
From the GoodYear RV Tire Guide:
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How much air is enough?
The proper air inflation for your tires depends on how much your fully loaded RV or trailer weighs. Look at the sidewall of your RV tire and you’ll see the maximum load capacity for the tire size and load rating, as well as the minimum cold air inflation, needed to carry that maximum load.
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Okay, Made a quick trip to P-Cola for a break from the snow. I found my tires pressure should be 80psi I have them roughly around 83 psi will let a little out and get close to 80 psi later this spring if it ever arrives :(!

Tires are in really good shape for their age. I know some people have differing levels of when to change their tires from 5 - 10 years I just let the guy's that know tires look at them and they said they were fine.

Thanks for the information.

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