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speediq99

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Posted: 06/08/21 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am running Goodyear Wranglers Territory AT OEM tires. Max load 2756 lbs. Max pressure 51psi. Load Range Standard load.

I have been running with 50 psi on the tires while towing.

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speediq99 wrote:

I am running Goodyear Wranglers Territory AT OEM tires. Max load 2756 lbs. Max pressure 51psi. Load Range Standard load.

I have been running with 50 psi on the tires while towing.

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In that case. That is all the tire you will ever need for that truck. In fact is is way more tire than you will ever need. If you are bouncing with those tires, it is more likely in the hitch, or trailer.

Think about it. You have over 11,000lb worth of tires on a truck that has a GVWR more than likely less than 7,350lb. Unless you have the HD F150.

were I you. I would look elsewhere for your problem.


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Posted: 06/08/21 09:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It makes sense.

Hitch is pretty straight forward. I have worked with Equilizer manufacturer to adjust it. It is a 4 way 10k hitch with more than plenty capacity to spare for my load.

Trailer is brand new and lightly loaded, traveling with empty tanks, no food most times and light gear. The only thing I can think of is the trailer does not have torsion axles.

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speediq99 wrote:

I am running Goodyear Wranglers Territory AT OEM tires. Max load 2756 lbs. Max pressure 51psi. Load Range Standard load.

I have been running with 50 psi on the tires while towing.

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I do believe you about the bouncing!!! Those tires are SOFT!!!


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speediq99 wrote:

I am running Goodyear Wranglers Territory AT OEM tires. Max load 2756 lbs. Max pressure 51psi. Load Range Standard load.

I have been running with 50 psi on the tires while towing.

MC


I believe those are actually extra load passenger car tires.





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Cummins12V98 wrote:

speediq99 wrote:

I am running Goodyear Wranglers Territory AT OEM tires. Max load 2756 lbs. Max pressure 51psi. Load Range Standard load.

I have been running with 50 psi on the tires while towing.

MC


I do believe you about the bouncing!!! Those tires are SOFT!!!


In truth they are are pretty hard. Much harder than tires that usually come on F150s. Normal tires are rated to 2175LB, and 44psi. Truth is if he goes to a higher rated, and higher PSI tire. He will need to also get new rims.

As I said. He has over 11,000lb worth of tires on a vehicle that has a GVWR in the 7000lb range. Way over kill for the truck. If he or I were to load 11,000lb on our trucks. The only thing left standing would be the tires.

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I didn’t say to run “higher psi”. I said to inflate based on load.

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speediq99 wrote:

It makes sense.

Hitch is pretty straight forward. I have worked with Equilizer manufacturer to adjust it. It is a 4 way 10k hitch with more than plenty capacity to spare for my load.

Trailer is brand new and lightly loaded, traveling with empty tanks, no food most times and light gear. The only thing I can think of is the trailer does not have torsion axles.

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Something else to consider. IF the WDH is well over capacity for the trailer. That will cause bouncing as well. You don't say how heavy your TT is, but mine is around 6000lb loaded. And I am using 800lb bars. I have 0 bounce, and 0 sway. I have 2756lb Hankook on the 150 now, but I was running 2756lb wranglers, and they had no bounce either.

You don't have enough weight on the truck to make the tires bounce. but a too tight WDH can make both truck, and trailer bounce, and it can make it feel like it is chucking as well. You know. make it feel little jerky bounces.

And then there is something else to consider. Are the trailer tires balanced? If it is a new trailer. I'm betting they are NOT. Most don't balance trailer tires, and you can feel it in the truck.

* This post was edited 06/08/21 11:40pm by Terryallan *

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Terryallan wrote:



In truth they are are pretty hard. Much harder than tires that usually come on F150s. Normal tires are rated to 2175LB, and 44psi. Truth is if he goes to a higher rated, and higher PSI tire. He will need to also get new tires.


In truth, they are only as hard as the pressure in them and a little bit based on sidewall rigidity.
In truth, he will NOT need new rims. But your speculation is appreciated ….

Although i agree, 2700lb tires is plenty for the OPs purpose and the bulk of his “issues” seem to lie in maybe inexperience towing or very staunch expectations.


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Posted: 06/10/21 08:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great points Terry.

Tires in trailer may not be balanced. It is a new trailer and they are set as they came from the factory. Something to look into.

I have heard the WD too tight argument as well.

My trailer is about 7500lbs loaded.
The WD is an Equilizer 10,000lbs.
If I loosen up the WD, the rear of my truck goes up and there is no compression of the front end, no weight distribution. The other side effect is that my headlights point to tree tops and it is very hard on others at night.

I will check the trailer tires balance. It is always cumbersome to do at Discount Tires but it is worth a try.

MC

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