The tire pressure on an average 16″ RV tire can be anything between 35-80 PSI or 280-550 kPa. That’s a wide range – and you need to find the right number for your specific weight and number of wheels.
What psi should I fill my RV tires to?
All tires will have their maximum pressure stamped on the sidewall. This is what mine look like, and on these tires (Firestone Transforce) it’s 80 psi. Now, inflating the tires to 80 psi will certainly provide all the load carrying capacity that the tires are capable of.
Should Camper tires be at max psi?
When it comes to trailer tires you always want to have them inflated to their max psi when cold. Not only do you get the full capacity at the max psi, you also will generate less heat in the tire since there won’t be as much flex in the sidewall, you’ll get better wear and better fuel mileage.
What should camper tires be inflated to?
Multiply your maximum psi rating by the percentage you came up with. (i.e. 66% of 50psi is 33 psi.) This is the air pressure your trailer tires should be inflated to.
When should you check RV tire pressure?
You should always check your inflation pressure at least once a month while storing your RV, as well as before and after long or short road trips. This will help you identify a possible slow leak that could catch you off guard when out on a long trip.
How much should I inflate my RV tires?
Never inflate tires more than 10 PSI above the maximum PSI rating imprinted on the sidewall. Never install tires rated less than required per the Certification Label. Never consider an anticipated temperature change during the day’s travel when setting the morning cold inflation pressure.
Why are trailer tires such high pressure?
This is simply because trailer tires are built with a thicker and stronger sidewall, enabling them to handle highers air pressure along with higher loads.
What is the max air pressure for tires?
According to Berger the maximum inflation pressure for modern tires is typically between 44 and 51 PSI (pounds per square inch). If a driver inadvertently puts too much air in a tire it won’t necessarily cause any damage, but it will impact other aspects of the vehicle.
Should you increase psi when towing?
For towing, tires should be inflated to the max cold pressure listed on the sidewall of the tire. Even if you’re only towing half the weight your vehicle/tires are able to handle, half the max cold PSI DOES NOT support half of that maximum load, there’s a steep drop off of load carrying capability compared to pressure.