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Old 10-31-2011, 07:47 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by RVNeophytes2 View Post
I like the 2% even better. On our jets, maintenance has a chart they apply to pressure stds when the temp is below/above std (60F).

Hey, Tireman hints that the manufacturer's numbers are minimums; it begs the question: Are the numbers in the table the least pressure you should have, or the ideal pressure?

It is the latter.

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All tire load/inflation charts I've read state in the fine print, pressures listed are the minimum acceptable for the corresponding load.

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Old 10-31-2011, 08:19 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Ray,IN View Post
All tire load/inflation charts I've read state in the fine print, pressures listed are the minimum acceptable for the corresponding load.
As I've posted several times before: It is the MINIMUM pressure to support the weight:

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 page 6 of the GoodYear RV Tire and Care Guide
"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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