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Old 03-21-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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I have a 25 ft. Safari SE 2008. My tires state max. PSI 65# but I was told to keep 50 - 55# for a smoother ride. I am driving to Calif. and wondered if I should keep at least 60# in the tires (due to things I have read). Any suggestions?

Also, I have a few small scratches (light) on the exterior of my A/S. Any suggestions to remove them without hurting the finish? Thank you.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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hi lisa and welcome to the forums!

just inflate the tires to 65psi and keep them at that pressure (check each morning when cold)

IF you plan ever to drive 65mph or faster that's the ideal pressure.

IF you weigh the trailer and KNOW how much weight is on each tire,

they might safely be inflated to 50 or 55 or 60 psi BUT that's only if you know the weight figures and never exceed 65mph...

most rv tires FAIL from under-inflation.

also be sure to check/inflate the spare tire before the trip!

for scratches here are a few suggestions...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/473677-post5.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/504360-post11.html

have fun and enjoy the drive!

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I run 65 to 70 lbs in mine. I am not too worried about the ride as much as heat build up and the flexing of the side walls. With long runs the more air pressure the firmer the side walls will be and the cooler they will run.
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:32 PM   #4
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Thank you 2air' for your suggestions. I was told to use McGuire's car wax to remove scratches. Have you ever tried this or heard of any results with the wax? Lisa
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Welcome to the Forums Lisa. Lots of good info here. I work in Memphis live just south of Collierville. Glad to help when I can.
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I run 55 lbs. I'm worried about too stiff a ride for the trailer. Beating things apart. I check my tire temperature. The sidewalls never exceed 110 degrees in the Fla summer.
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I have a 25 ft. Safari SE 2008. My tires state max. PSI 65# but I was told to keep 50 - 55# for a smoother ride. I am driving to Calif. and wondered if I should keep at least 60# in the tires (due to things I have read). Any suggestions?

Also, I have a few small scratches (light) on the exterior of my A/S. Any suggestions to remove them without hurting the finish? Thank you.
Lisa, I would take the advice that 2air gave you. You lose 1,560 lbs. of weight capacity by lowering your cold air pressure from 65 to 55 psi. Unless you are going to weigh your trailer with its normal camping load and consider the liquid weights in the holding tanks, you are spinning the wheel of chance. Under inflation is a major concern and the speed you tow at is a contributing factor. Your trailer should be able to keep its rivets intact and you should be a lot more at ease by maintaining the 65 psi cold pressure.

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