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Old 08-06-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Tire pressure

The recent thread on tire pressure prompted me to up my tire pressure from 45 psi to 48 psi ( with 50 psi being the max ).
But, it then occurred to me that I've not checked the spare since I got the trailer in July 2008.
The spare had 30 psi ( maybe less ). It wouldn't have been critical since I carry a small compressor and 12V extension cord, but I'm happier with the tire at 48 psi.
I also realized that I will probably have to be prepared to remove my rear cargo carrier/box in order to get the tire off the mount. I don't look forward to that, but at least I won't be surprised.
Somehow, I don't think my BCAA RV membership will do me much good 45 minutes out on the road to the Skagit River, with no cell coverage.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:00 PM   #2
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I am guilty of not checking my spare often enough. When I did this spring, it was down near 30 lbs too. It would work for a short haul though.
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I woud keep your on road tires at 55 psi . i got 10,000kms on mine and so far they are good at 55 psi but after a trip north are about half gone. Still so good for some local trips but would think new for something over 5,000ks Next spring it's a repack ect.. and brakes... maybe tires. But I carry two spares.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:08 PM   #4
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What size tires are we all talking about? Stock 14" or stock 15"?
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We are currently running our stock 15" at 45psi.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:27 PM   #6
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The 14"..5 PSI + is better than 5 PSI - belive me I know . Tires are cheep. On the way home from Manning I saw 4 trailers with blown tires and wheel bearings, and thats within a 350 k trip. There week end was messed up.
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45 PSi at 2 hours at hi way speed would be OK. But no less. One thing is the trailer bounces to much with low PSI. Not good. When you hit a rail crossing at 100k and look in your rear mirror and the trailer is still bounceing 20 min later. You need to check air PSI.
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I'm on 15" tires ( original set from July 2008 ). I've been running them at 45psi, but now at 48 psi.
Seems to me that optimum would depend on the trailer and load. Range for the 17B is 40-50 with with 45 recommended. Heavier load, more psi.

What would be optimum for a dual axle 19 ( given that the trailer only really needs one axle - except consumer demand requires two ).

At any rate, I've run the 15" Marathons since July 2008. The pro-rated warranty is for six years, so regardless of what is posted on the forums, it seems that Goodyear expects the tires to last at least six years.

When I mused with Reace that I might get new tires, he looked at them, thought they were in good shape, and said, "you've got a spare, you know".
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I woud keep your on road tires at 55 psi .
Do Escapes come with Load Range D ST or LT tires? The maximum inflation pressure for Load Range C tires in this size is typically 50 psi.
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But, it then occurred to me that I've not checked the spare since I got the trailer in July 2008.
The spare had 30 psi ( maybe less ).
Good catch. Now, how much air is in the tug's spare...?
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