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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-10-2022, 09:14 AM
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Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
Thanks for the details on individual tire...

Thanks for the details on individual tire position weights. Your numbers support my position of suggesting that people assume one end of each axle is supporting 52% of the axle total, with using 53%...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-03-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
Yes. The challenge is to make a statement that...

Yes. The challenge is to make a statement that covers P, LT, ST and Commercial tires in car, truck, and trailer applications. This is almost impossible if the goal is to get better than the minimum...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-02-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
Hopefully you are not exceeding GAWR. If you are...

Hopefully you are not exceeding GAWR. If you are running high enough loads that a +15% or +20% or even +10% on inflation above the tables puts you above the tire sidewall pressure, you could...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-01-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
Yes that is a key point. The regulations are...

Yes that is a key point. The regulations are written to address the "lowest common denominator" vehicle owner. Hopefully many of the readers here pay more attention to the maintenance of their...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-01-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
If you were an actual tire design engineer you...

If you were an actual tire design engineer you would know to never suggest running a pressure lower than the published tables.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-01-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
Yes. I would hope that people are not loading...

Yes. I would hope that people are not loading their tow vehicle tires to 100% of capacity.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-01-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
Yes Ray is correct. This would apply to all DOT...

Yes Ray is correct. This would apply to all DOT tires.


NEVER run inflation lower than the lowest number published in the tables.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 06-01-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
Not quite. since the 70's, according to DOT...

Not quite. since the 70's, according to DOT Regulations, it is the responsibility, of the vehicle manufacturer to provide, on every vehicle intended for highway use, the tire inflation needed to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-30-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
minimum pressure

One thing to remember is that the pressure in the tables is the MINIMUM needed to support the stated load.

If you set to the MINIMUM inflation then you really need to check and adjust pressure...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-26-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
What does your Certification sticker show? Many...

What does your Certification sticker show? Many times cars and trucks have higher inflation specified than necessary to support the load as the car Co. engineers are also shooting for braking,...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-25-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
Yes definately get on truck scales with the...

Yes definately get on truck scales with the trailer hooked up and fully loaded. While you are at it learn the axle loads on each axle of truck and trailer. Then you can confirm the MINIMUM inflation...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 05-22-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,157
Posted By Tireman9
rotation

Unless you have an irregular wear problem you can go without rotation. Do you have different wheels inner and outer on the dual rears?


Your Certification sticker indicates 80 psi so that would...
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