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Old 06-29-2011, 10:14 PM   #15
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I've got another question. I know it is highly recommended to have your trailer to the max pressure and I've always done that, but what about your truck tires? The label on the inside of the door recommends the pressure in my rear duals to be SIGNIFICANTLY lower than what the max psi states on the tire. I'm not comfortable with that especially when towing my 5ver. The sticker recommends 75 psi in the front and 60 on the rear duals. The max pressure on the tire reads 85 psi
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I've got another question. I know it is highly recommended to have your trailer to the max pressure and I've always done that, but what about your truck tires? The label on the inside of the door recommends the pressure in my rear duals to be SIGNIFICANTLY lower than what the max psi states on the tire. I'm not comfortable with that especially when towing my 5ver. The sticker recommends 75 psi in the front and 60 on the rear duals. The max pressure on the tire reads 85 psi
I'd use the sticker pressure when not towing and go with the max pressure on the tire IF THE WHEEL IS RATED FOR THAT PRESSURE. This is only if the tires are the size given on the sticker. If you've gone up in sizes then the sticker is no good.
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In your example, 60 PSIG is adequate for loading up to the manufacturer's GVWR and rear axle GAWR. If you are not running over these manufacturer's limits, 60 PSIG is fine and will ride a lot better.

With our dually, even pulling a 16K 5th wheel, we can run the pressures listed on the driver's door sticker of our truck when towing with no problem. In this case, all it would accomplish to air the rear tires up to their maximum rated pressure is to promote center tread wear and make the thing ride like a logging wagon.

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Based on observation of a tire failure in front of us in Monument Valley last month and good advice I learned on this site, we installed TST tire pressure monitoring system. Now, I see pressures and tempertures real time with peace of mind. Pressures set to max cold. Installed steel valve stem replacements.
Hopefully, will get advance notice of tire failure before it happens.

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