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bobbyg2013

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Tire Pressure
« on: April 09, 2017, 03:46:25 PM »
The Bridgestone tires on my 1500 Dodge says max PSI is 40. Should I stay at that number or should I be at 45 or 50 when towing my loaded 26" foot TT?

whiteva

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Re: Tire Pressure
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 04:06:15 PM »
The Bridgestone tires on my 1500 Dodge says max PSI is 40. Should I stay at that number or should I be at 45 or 50 when towing my loaded 26" foot TT?

How did you determine 45 or 50 should be correct?
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Re: Tire Pressure
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017, 07:48:37 PM »
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bobbyg2013

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Re: Tire Pressure
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 08:41:24 PM »
Hey guys; a simple "don't exceed the manufacturer recommended PSI", will do. But thanks for your response anyway.

fred_allard

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Re: Tire Pressure
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 08:48:57 PM »
I set the tire pressure to the maximum shown on the tire on all wheels, not what the automobile suggest.  The vehicle manufacturers want you to have a smooth ride at the expense of the wear on the tires.  When towing you're not interested in a little smoother ride, but more interested in safety. 

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Re: Tire Pressure
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2017, 10:04:38 PM »
The Bridgestone tires on my 1500 Dodge says max PSI is 40. Should I stay at that number or should I be at 45 or 50 when towing my loaded 26" foot TT?

Are those the Original tires? Your Dodge owner's manual would suggest higher inflation pressures if applicable for towing conditions. Are the Bridgestones passenger tires or LRC LT tires?

In any event; Do not exceed cold inflation pressures above what is displayed on the tires sidewalls.
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