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RE: Tow Vehicle Tire Pressure

To all, Thanks for the responses. I've actually been away traveling and working so have not been able to check back in. Anyway, yes my truck is is GMC Sierra 1/2 ton. The door sticker refers to a P rated tire. I did put a 10 ply tire on (I think that is a E rated tire). The door spec is 35 pounds. The tire says 40 up to 80 max. If I run over 40 without towing it is very rough and shaky. Maybe another issue, but many parts are new except for shocks and really can't believe that will cause that issue. Anyway, thanks for the input and I think this did spark some other questions and answers.
nagel 08/12/19 05:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Vehicle Tire Pressure

Yep, 1/2 ton GMC Sierra. Door sticker says 35 psi. I put E rated tires on that say max pressure 80 (due to towing trailer at times). If I air up tires to 45 psi unloaded (no trailer) it shakes the truck to death above 60 mph, but good with 35 psi. Weird. Anyway, getting ready for a trip next weekend and in the past pumped up the rear tires to 45 psi when towing, but no science behind it. I looked up the tires and they 3,xxx at 80 psi.
nagel 07/14/19 06:31pm Travel Trailers
Tow Vehicle Tire Pressure

Do others increase / decrease the tire pressure in their tow vehicle when they are pulling the trailer? My truck specs say 35 psi for all 4 tires, but nothing about adjusting when towing. I'm thinking I want to increase the tire pressure in the rear tires maybe to 40 psi when pulling the trailer. Thoughts? Is their a formula for figuring this out or should I leave it at 35? I'm thinking with the added tongue weight, it could cause the tires to "smash down" a little bit.
nagel 07/14/19 04:44pm Travel Trailers
Cracked Water Filter - Freeze?

So, today I was cleaning out a box on the RV that holds all my "important things". I noticed all over the bottom of the box were these black pellets or beads and then I noticed my inline water filter was cracked and these "beads" were coming out of it. I typically, coil up the water hose with the filter still attached and hook everything together so water does not come out of the hose and/or "things" don't get into the hose. I think what happened was that there was still some water in the hose and over the winter the inline filter cracked due to freezing. No biggy, I need to order a new filter anyway, but thought I would pass this along. I never thought about protecting all this when I do my annual winterize.
nagel 07/14/19 12:24pm General RVing Issues
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