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Post  Larry T on August 24th 2014, 10:58 pm

at what psi are you running your tires?i purchased a set and have no experience with them I have around 5000lbs in the trailer.the trailer manufactures sticker says tires at 50 psi maxxis tires say 65psi im not sure what way to go?
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Post  richter69 on August 24th 2014, 11:15 pm

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Post  psfracer on August 25th 2014, 12:12 am

Follow what the tire says. Are they load range E?
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Post  jasonf on August 25th 2014, 9:31 am

I go with the ratings on the side of the tire as well. IMO the ratings on the trailer only apply to the tires that came on it. Are your tires 15" or 16"?
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Post  kim on August 25th 2014, 2:08 pm

Just an fyi... Cars tire pressure is determined by the maximum expected load and the amount of load each yire is expected to carry. Many tires on cars and trucks are capable of being inflated from 36 to 80 psi. Most cars and trucks recomended inflation is 29 to 50 psi. When you exceed the vehicles recommended pressure the tire crowns in the center and burns up the middle of the tire.

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Post  69F100 on August 25th 2014, 3:35 pm

the 205 75 15 is 50psi 225 75 15 is 65psi if they are the same as they use to be when I worked at Pace
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Post  bbfstanger on August 25th 2014, 6:34 pm

i just bought new trailer tires 205 75 15 and the load c tires are rated at 1850lbs @ 50 psi and the load d are rated at 65psi.
bought the d's rated 2150 lbs @ 65psi
dont know about load e rating?

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Post  kim on August 25th 2014, 6:38 pm

Load c rated tires are 6 ply. Load d rated tires are 8 ply  and load e rated tires are 10 ply and will sustain 80 psi.  There is a very limited availability of a g rated tire thats 14 ply and will take 110 psi. There is a specialty 17.5" wheal trailer tire thats j load range anle to take 4805lbs per tire and 120 psi.

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Post  psfracer on August 25th 2014, 7:47 pm

Yes, so for example, my trailer has a GVWR of 14,000lbs. It has (2) 7,000 lb axles. So, ideally, you would want each tire rated for at least 3,500 lbs each at 80 psi to approach the GVWR of 14,000lbs (3500 X 4 = 14,000). You would only get that from a Load range E tire in most cases.

So--figure out what the GVWR of your trailer is, and get the appropriate tire for the load. Once you have the right tires, follow the instructions on the tire itself.
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Post  Larry T on August 25th 2014, 9:18 pm

i have the 205 75 15 D 8ply on the side of the tire it says 65 psi recommended.im just not use to that kind of psi but it does make since and watching the crown is not a bad idea either.
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Post  richter69 on August 25th 2014, 11:30 pm

I have 15" Maxxis load range E's, tire says 80 wheels say 65 max... For real i run 63 cold
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