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Old 09-20-2014, 10:59 AM   #1
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Trailer tire pressure suggestions

theyre not big wheels, 4.80 x 12 or something for a one bike trailer, last set of tires i used 35 psi and they wore out pretty quick (wear was all in the middle). not even 9 months and only going to local tracks.

bought another set of tires
on the side wall it says 90 psi max
load capacity says around 1000 pounds
only placing a r6 on there

i did a google search, whatever percentage out of the max capacity im using on the tires (lets round up to 400 pounds aka 40%) should i only fill up the tires to 40% of 90 psi or do i fill them up to 90 psi? 60?

various answers ive gotten to this and im thinking of setting them at 60, i just want the tires to last long as possible thats all i care about.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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12" are pretty small even if you aren't going very far. The bearings and tires will wear out quick.

35 psi is also not enough at all I would do at least 60
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:04 AM   #3
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dont forget to add the weight of the trailer....but if the center is wearing faster that is over-inflation(typically). Could be from bouncing around to though....Honestly if you want tires to last you will probably have to step up to a bigger rim/tire combo and can distribute the weight better....Im not fond of those little 12" rim/tire combos anyway.....
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Your old tires wore quickly probably because they were set too low.
If the sidewall says 90 psi. I'd run them 75-80 psi.,
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Thanks, I just set them at 59 both because my air gauge only measures up to 60. Driving to msrh now
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Same exact tire size I have on my 4'x8" folding Harbor Freight trailer. Manual says 60 psi and I have been religious about keeping that psi at all times no matter what the load. I got over 10,000 miles from my first set and they ride good at that pressure so no reason to change.

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