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Old 05-28-2004, 04:30 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Action
Jack - Just a slight correction. It's not underinflated tires that cause a failure it's heat.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Yep I neglected to explain the physics. Same goes for speed. Higher speeds also cause heat.


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Old 06-21-2004, 04:24 AM   #16
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tire pressure

Hello all,
The Overlander is in rehab till spring, but the 04 2500 Suburban tire pressure:
Solo 50psi all around. Towing 50psi front 80psi rear. Hint always keep your spare at 80psi(easer to let out)
Have a great digital gage from Brookstone that makes checking psi fun.

Hope this hekps.

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Old 06-21-2004, 06:15 AM   #17
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As I see it, there is no need to max the tire pressures on the trailer if you are not carrying the max load. If you are not carrying water in the fresh, gray, black tanks and are not fully stocked for a long trip then why do it. I run 58 lbs on my '77 Excella 50 because I am no where maxed out. Of course, you should head to the truck scales to find out just what your loaded trailer weighs and fill your tires accordingly. My 2500hd with E rated Steeltex tires runs 70 lbs. in the rear for towing rather than the 80 for the maximum. I ran 65 lbs. one time and it seemed a little mushy in the rear. Tongue weight is a little over 1,000 lbs.


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