Originally Posted by PharmGeek
I hate to hijack...but if I may drop a quick question...Ive read about this only to confusion...but how do I choose my tire pressure on my 16inch mich's - 30foot 2014 bunkhouse...Have not been able to weigh on cat scales yet...I run 72 psi in all 4 tires right now....no idea.
The placard on the side of your trailer tells you what Airstream recommends. It should be at or somewhere between that and the max pressure written on the tire sidewall.
Some people say more pressure is better, runs cooler, less likely to come loose during a U-turn, etc. (not exceeding the max)
Some people say less pressure gives the trailer a softer ride, saves the trailer.
It's your choice
I'm somewhere in the middle. With my earlier trailers I ran pressure the placard recommended. As I've gained experience I've increased pressure above the placard recommendations on my tow vehicle and my trailers. I find stability and steering, especially handling in curves, is slightly better with higher pressure (when the road is dry). YMMV