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New Trailer Tires - Recommendations Needed

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8 minutes ago, LambChop said:

Surprised to see there's no mention of the bias ply vs radial debate in this thread ...  I've heard some say bias ply tires are better for tandem axle trailers.

How do you know what the proper inflation pressure is supposed to be?

trucker buddy of mine claims only tow at max pressure on trailer tires.  FWIW of course.

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Both boat dealer and tire store stated the same thing - max PSI measured while the tire is cold.  I have not heard of the preference for bias tires for tandem axel trailers.  I went with radial for all of the benefits over bias, but curious what impact would the tandem axel have?

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8 minutes ago, willbaker13 said:

Both boat dealer and tire store stated the same thing - max PSI measured while the tire is cold.  I have not heard of the preference for bias tires for tandem axel trailers.  I went with radial for all of the benefits over bias, but curious what impact would the tandem axel have?

yes should have mentioned with cold wouldn't want to go max when the trailer has been running already on a 100 degree day.  

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