Trailer Tire Recommended Inflation

midwestemidweste Midwest Posts: 135Member ✭✭
Hi Guys, 

What do you typically run your air pressure at for your trailer tires?

I have a new set of Goodyear Marathon 205/75/14 tires and aluminum rims.  It says 50psi max cold on the sidewall. Should I run these at 50psi all the time? 

What are your thoughts? 

Thanks!

Midweste 

2000 180 Bowrider, 135hp 3.0L Merc, 2.00 Alpha One Gen 2 OD, 14.5 x 19P prop

   Regular weekender, trailer stored indoors, Southern Ohio  

Comments

  • rinker312rinker312 Lake Wheeler, ALPosts: 254Member ✭✭
    I run all my trailers at the max all the time.  yes, they ride rough when empty, but under load, I feel it is better to have more air then not enough.  Just my opinion. 

    2004 Rinker 312, 5.0 Merc's, Bravo III, Lake Wheeler, AL

  • BruceBruce KansasPosts: 167Member ✭✭
    We have owned and operated a tire and auto repair shop for almost 30 years and I agree with 312, we always recommend running trailer tires at the max pressure stated on the tire. I'm sure others have different opinions, but that's mine for what it's worth.
      Bruce    
    2004 250 FV 
  • midwestemidweste Midwest Posts: 135Member ✭✭
    Thanks Guys! 

    Would Nitrogen inflation be better than Air?  

    2000 180 Bowrider, 135hp 3.0L Merc, 2.00 Alpha One Gen 2 OD, 14.5 x 19P prop

       Regular weekender, trailer stored indoors, Southern Ohio  

  • BruceBruce KansasPosts: 167Member ✭✭
    Nitrogen is always better, no moisture in it, less pressure change with temperature, tires will last longer, etc. 
    2004 250 FV 
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