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Old 03-12-2008, 07:57 PM   #15
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D or E

I talked with the Michelin customer service guy at length and a couple other of my contacts in the tire industry.
All say that as long as we don't put more than 65 PSI in the LRE tire we will have the same ride as the LRD with 65 psi. According to the Goodrich chart (which will probally be a Michelin chart, both the inflation/load charts Goodrich sent me were Michelin load/inflation charts) you can even drop down to 60 or 55 psi, HOWEVER, KNOW HOW MUCH WEIGHT YOU ARE PUTTING ON EACH TIRE AND DON'T OVERLOAD IT.
Notice your car tires. If you wear out both sholders, the tire is underinflated. If you wear out a strip in the middle the tire is overinflated.
Same applies here.
But if you put more than 65 PSI in a LRE tire you will beat the crap out of your trailer as evidenced by things moving around, missing rivets etc.
I run mine at 60 PSI and things have stopped moving. I can go to 55 safetly because I know how much weight is on each wheel.

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Old 03-16-2008, 01:00 PM   #16
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Here is the tire chart for light truck metric tires.

Sorry for the illegibility but I am suppling it just to deminstrate the range of tire pressure for a given tire. Any manufacture will supply this chart upon request.

The 225 75 16 D rated tire depending on load can be inflated from 35 psi with a 1445 lbs load to 65 psi with a 2205 lbs load. Depending on your weight per tire you would select a tire pressure.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:57 AM   #17
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Here is a chart that is a little easier to read.
If you request the RV tire info book from either BF Goodrich or Michelin you get the Michelin book.
That book breaks up the tires by rim size primarily, not name of tire.

Look at this location:

Michelin North America RV Load & Inflation Tables


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