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Re: [RC] trailer tire pressure - oddfarm

That is very interesting. Another thing that causes blowouts is the wrong tire size. I learned after 5 blowouts that my tires were not the right size for the trailer. A very expensive lesson, but one I will NOT forget.
I may be slow, but I am NOT rich. I figured it out. :)
Lisa Salas, teh Odd fArm
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Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 9:40 PM
Subject: [RC] trailer tire pressure

the tire pressures on the tires themselves are for the safest ride. i am a mechanic going on almost 30 years in the biz. NEVER overinflate your tires! you are begging for flats! the max rating is for max weight. almost as bad as overinflating is under inflating. 10 to 20% under the max is acceptable. an underinflated tire will rapidly overheat and will cause a blow-out... much more dangerous than a slow leak. the whole firestone recall a few years back primarily on fords was NOT a defect with the tires! the fords and other vehicles were having trouble passing the roll-over standards( too top heavy). so in order to pass the safety testing they lowered the recommended tire pressure to 22psi. this caused extreme overheating of the tires. many blow-outs, crashes, injuries, deaths, and lawsuits later. ford and firestone pulled the tires, replaced them with other brands and raised tire pressures. firestone went out of business over that and their infamous 721 radials which would come apart at 70mph.
As for me and my horse, we shall serve the Lord. Gallopin' 2:4

[RC] trailer tire pressure, Rick Jackson