Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-2014, 06:36 PM   #15
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Spicewood, Tx
Posts: 424
FastEagle is right, 60 psi is not a standard tire sidewall "max psi" number. 65 psi is the right number for D rated tires. So, unless you have a pretty old trailer, it sounds like the manufacturer was smart enough to put 60 psi on the sticker based on tire loading at the trailer's GVWR rather than just restating the sidewall max psi.

This is no different that what vehicle manufacturers do, all of my truck tires are E rated, i.e. 80 psi, but the sticker specifies 55 psi for the front tires based on front GAWR rather than the sidewall max number. And while the rear tires are supposed to be inflated to 80 psi, many of us will run significantly less than 80 psi when the truck is not loaded.

This is a round-about way to say, weigh the loaded trailer and use a load inflation chart to determine the correct psi.

Larry Day, Texas Baptist Men volunteer
'13 Silverado LT 3500HD D/A CCSB 2wd, custom RKI bed
'11 Crossroads Cruiser 32MK loaded
dayle1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-19-2014, 01:11 PM   #16
Senior Member
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: STETTLER
Posts: 266
Perhaps a guide is the Michelin site, they list the pressures for various loads for various size tires. I would take those numbers to be as close to a valid guide.Michelin North America RV Load & Inflation Tables

2002 Monaco Diplomat 36PBD, Avalanche toad, Glastron MX175 , X5 BMW, Almost enough toys, 3 dogs. 1 longtime wife(48 yrs)
POPPASMURF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2014, 07:19 PM   #17
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 70
When I upgraded our previous trailer from 15" D tire to 16" E tires I had the same issues. I started at 80psi and dropped 5psi at a time till I had contact across the entire tread width. On that trailer it was 70psi.
jaycocamprs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 05:36 PM   #18
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1
A rough ride beats the heck out of a blow out , slow down and enjoy your trip. I run the air pressure stated on the tire and run no faster than 60 MPH normally closer to 55 . I have found the trip is much more enjoyable when you set a slower pace . I have air ride suspension on my 5er always a smooth ride good luck and don't over look Maxxis trailer tires they are as good as you'll find. Safe travels....Dan

Buckfvur is offline   Reply With Quote

tire pressure

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Checking Tire Pressure s1njin Class C Motorhome Discussions 32 06-11-2014 01:30 PM
Tires and tire pressure Daniel3d iRV2.com General Discussion 16 05-14-2014 06:30 AM
Checking Tire Air Pressure - E450 s1njin Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 10 04-24-2014 06:13 PM
Low tire pressure - need advice TodC Newmar Owner's Forum 5 03-26-2014 02:51 PM
Checking tire pressure seadogjim Class A Motorhome Discussions 14 03-19-2014 08:34 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.