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post #1 of 8 Old 04-29-2010, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Tire Pressure while hauling

We have a 4 horse gn trailer and pull it with a 2001 GMC 2500 diesel. When I bought the trailer the guy told me I should put 65lbs in the truck tires when hauling. Do you guys add extra air when you haul? I am hauling one of my horses almost 5 hours by myself on Saturday and then another 5 to my parents house empty later that day. I have hauled myself before but never such a long trip with this trailer and truck. We just had all of the lights rewired and the brakes redone so all of that is in working order.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-29-2010, 09:20 AM
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Don't over inflate your tires, regardless of what some lunkhead told you.

In fact, I'd rather go a little less than the maximum PSI because as your tires heat up, the air inside them expands.

Over inflating can lead to blowouts, which could mean a horrific accident if you're hauling a loaded trailer.
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-29-2010, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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That is what I thought and I have never done it. It just didn't sound right but I wasn't sure since I have never hauled such a heavy trailer or a gooseneck such a long distance :)
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-29-2010, 09:56 AM
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You're welcome.

I want to smack the guy who told you to do that!
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-01-2010, 01:44 AM
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agree with Speed Racer
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-01-2010, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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thanks yall turns out I have to borrow my neighbors trailer. My supposed to be fixed brakes are locking up grrrrrrr. Anyway its a two horse so I am more familiar pulling it.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-02-2010, 03:19 PM
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Always follow the individual tire manufactures directions, can never trust the competence of people these days.

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-06-2010, 01:05 PM
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I air mine to what the psi rating is for the tire. Look on the tire it will tell you what you should have in them...

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