View Single Post
Old 04-05-2021, 07:14 PM
  #9  
SmokyMtnGrady
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Smoky Mountains of NC
Posts: 994
Received 727 Likes on 307 Posts
Default

here is another way to look at it. I use to think running it on the low side. If the tire was rated say for 45lb , load range C back in the day ,I would think hey 35 or 40 is good enough. I would have trailer issues because of either my lack of maintenance on the brakes or because I didn't understand the importance of proper tire inflation. Low pressure increases rolling resistance thus increasing heat build up. Heat is the enemy of bearings and tires.

Since running tires at max cold and switching to load range D Endurance tires I have not been stranded. I will take the extra wear over changing flats along I-95 any day.
Likes: