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stacieandtheboys 04-29-2010 09:13 AM

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.

Speed Racer 04-29-2010 09:20 AM

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.

stacieandtheboys 04-29-2010 09:28 AM

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 :)

Speed Racer 04-29-2010 09:56 AM

You're welcome.

I want to smack the guy who told you to do that!

rum4 05-01-2010 01:44 AM

agree with Speed Racer

stacieandtheboys 05-01-2010 08:14 AM

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.

shmurmer4 05-02-2010 03:19 PM

Always follow the individual tire manufactures directions, can never trust the competence of people these days.

Mingiz 05-06-2010 01:05 PM

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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