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Old 09-17-2012, 01:30 PM   #41
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Hmm I don't have the trailer assembled yet, it still in the box. But it looks like the hinge is required to prevent the folding part from hyper-extending? Correct me if I am wrong... So I would think having that part stronger will provide more loading capacity, similarly to the non-foldable version of the same trailer.
No there is a 3 ft section of angle iron that ties the front section into the axle and then the rear section rests and bolts onto that. That is what keeps the rear section from hyper-extending. Look at page 14 of your instructions. It is also the same piece that the upright for wheels is attached to.

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:08 PM   #43
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I run the stock 12" tires on mine and have cruised at 75mph for long drives with trailer empty. With trailer fully loaded I try and limit speed to 65mph but mainly for braking safety as I pull with a lightweight compact car (Honda Fit). Check your tire pressure before each day's use as low pressure can kill these tires quickly. I fill to 60psi cold and will not let them go lower than 55psi.

If you think about it even the U-Haul trailers with wider 15" wheels still state 55mph speed limit.

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Couple of questions...

1. do these tires need to be balanced?
2. online manual says keep the tires inflated to 80 psi, why do you say 60?
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Couple of questions...

1. do these tires need to be balanced?
2. online manual says keep the tires inflated to 80 psi, why do you say 60?
I didn't balance them but have thought about adding either Dyna-Beads or Ride-On balancer but haven't done it yet. Tracks straight and rides rock steady, no shake or wobble.

My manual says 60psi. Sure you looked at the 12" wheel trailer p/n 90154 and not one with smaller wheels? I'll look tomorrow at tires and see what the max psi rating is.

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I've got the heavy duty non folding one, and maybe that's why
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Couple of questions...

1. do these tires need to be balanced?
2. online manual says keep the tires inflated to 80 psi, why do you say 60?
1. Strictly speaking, YES. Practically speaking though, as long as you don't go too fast, you'll be fine. These tires aren't that big, so any out-of-balance won't be as pronounced as large heavy car/SUV tires.

2. I have the HD non-folding one too, and the tires says 80psi for proper load handing. The folding ones have different tires.

Manual says do not exceed 55mph. I take mine wayyy north of that routinely.
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1. Strictly speaking, YES. Practically speaking though, as long as you don't go too fast, you'll be fine. These tires aren't that big, so any out-of-balance won't be as pronounced as large heavy car/SUV tires.

2. I have the HD non-folding one too, and the tires says 80psi for proper load handing. The folding ones have different tires.

Manual says do not exceed 55mph. I take mine wayyy north of that routinely.
Thanks, good to know. I don't plan on going faster than 65 anyways.
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Double checked my tires today and confirmed the 4'x8' folding trailer 12" tires do use 60psi.

Kings Tires brand are marked Load B 785 lbs at 60psi max pressure, 72N trailer tire only. 72N code deciphers to 72 = load rating = 783 lbs for each tire and the N = speed rating of 87 mph.

Looks like the 55mph max speed limit is due to trailer and not the tires, same as U-Haul does.

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Double checked my tires today and confirmed the 4'x8' folding trailer 12" tires do use 60psi.

Kings Tires brand are marked Load B 785 lbs at 60psi max pressure, 72N trailer tire only. 72N code deciphers to 72 = load rating = 783 lbs for each tire and the N = speed rating of 87 mph.

Looks like the 55mph max speed limit is due to trailer and not the tires, same as U-Haul does.

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I think the 55mph thing is just HF's CYA clause, in case something happens to your trailer at speed.
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