Originally Posted by Waltlee
We are new to RVing. Got a 17 ft th last year and this summer will be our first ever trip.
QUESTION: tire pressure on sidewall says max 60 psi. The trailer data plate says tire pressure 60 psi.and as i understand it the data plate is MIN Pressure . while the sidewall tire pressure is MAX pressure.
When i load in a 1000 # bike, i should increase tire pressure BUT I'm already at MAX.sidewall pressure.
So should i just leave it at max side wall pressure and forget the MIN data plate leaving it at MIN 60 PSI?
I hope this is understandable.
Going to Dakotas from Florida.
Start by using the PSI on the tire. When you get loaded like for the trips go and get your unit weighed. Remember everything in trailer and truck, just as on the trip. You can get weighed at a CTA scale:
1) weigh the whole unit
2) drop your trailer in the lot re-weigh your truck
3) now you will now your axle weights and the tongue weight of your unit.
The best weight is individual wheels on your trailer, but in place of that the CAT scale does provide some information. Don't forget loading items in the back of the trailer does lessen the tongue/pin weight.