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Old 12-22-2018, 12:27 PM   #1
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Max Cold PSI for Basecamp X 235/75R15 Tires

Just a heads up, my Basecamp X has an incorrect label on the side for the tires. It shows the specs for the original tires, not the X tires. Techs at my dealer said both tires use 50 PSI, which is incorrect per the Airstream documentation. See attached photo from the Airstream Basecamp Manual showing the Max PSI for the X tires is 35 PSI.

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Old 12-22-2018, 08:27 PM   #2
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You should go by what is printed on the tire itself.
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:18 AM   #3
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You should go by what is printed on the tire itself.
What is printed on the tire is a maximum, not a recommendation.
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Agreed. I thought your post was regarding MAX PSI for your tires and where to get the correct number.

Agree that actual is likely different. I have max 80psi on my 30' and run at 65 per load charts for the tire.
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After reading the initial posting, I checked our Basecamp X, it too has the incorrect stickers on the trailer; the stickers reference the 18" tire standard on the Basecamp. I also checked the tires, they read 350 kPa, or 51 PSI max cold pressure. I will be contacting Airstream customer service to determine a normal recommended operating pressure. LABC, thanks for the heads up.
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After reading the initial posting, I checked our Basecamp X, it too has the incorrect stickers on the trailer; the stickers reference the 18" tire standard on the Basecamp. I also checked the tires, they read 350 kPa, or 51 PSI max cold pressure. I will be contacting Airstream customer service to determine a normal recommended operating pressure. LABC, thanks for the heads up.
The original picture I posted is from the Airstream Basecamp Manual.
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Just a heads up, my Basecamp X has an incorrect label on the side for the tires. It shows the specs for the original tires, not the X tires. Techs at my dealer said both tires use 50 PSI, which is incorrect per the Airstream documentation. See attached photo from the Airstream Basecamp Manual showing the Max PSI for the X tires is 35 PSI.

I just noticed something odd. For the Basecamp X model, the pressure specified is the *Rated Pressure* (the pressure where the load carrying capacity maxes out) for the Standard Load (SL) tire - which has a load index of 105, where for the other models, the pressure specified is the *Max Pressure* for the Extra Load (XL) tire, which has a load index of 109.

That means the Basecamp X tires are specified to have less load carrying capacity - plus they are specifying different kinds of pressure - and that just doesn't make sense.
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This is what I received back via email from Airstream, concerning the incorrect tire labeling.

"We are aware of the issue here and are working with NTSHA to correct this. There is a process that we must follow to file this properly with them. Once this is complete, you will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to get this done. You may notify your Airstream dealer that you have been in contact with us if you would like for it to be noted."

A call to customer service recommended an operating pressure of 50 psi; which is inconsistent with the Basecamp X manual.
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There's an interesting comment in the above post:

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……. " ….. and are working with NTSHA to correct this. There is a process that we must follow to file this properly with them. Once this is complete, you will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to get this done. …..."
Having worked on recalls, this is exactly what I would have said when a recall was being set up, but hadn't yet reached the point where it could be announced. Lots of i's to dot and t's to cross.
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Just recieved a letter yesterday informing me of a recall. New stickers are on their way.
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