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Old 06-15-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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As I was researching tire replacement for my Trillium, my husband returned home from getting our Casita's Marathon tires replaced. I quoted the discussion in this thread

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about max PSI printed on the tire vs tire and trailer manufacturer recommendations. He just bought Maxxis ST205/75R14 with 50 psi max stamped on the tire. He pulled out the sticker pasted on one tire, and lo and behold, it said DO NOT EXCEED 40 PSI. Neither of us had ever heard of such a thing.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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Here's what Maxxis says on their web site.
http://www.maxxis.com/Repository/Files/m8008load.pdf
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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As I was researching tire replacement for my Trillium, my husband returned home from getting our Casita's Marathon tires replaced. I quoted the discussion in this thread

Train wrecks?

about max PSI printed on the tire vs tire and trailer manufacturer recommendations. He just bought Maxxis ST205/75R14 with 50 psi max stamped on the tire. He pulled out the sticker pasted on one tire, and lo and behold, it said DO NOT EXCEED 40 PSI. Neither of us had ever heard of such a thing.
I've never heard of that either. Doesn't seem they could limit the tire Max PSI with just a sticker when the sidewall says otherwise, since the sticker is only temporary. Could it have been limited to 40PSI just for mounting purposes on the wheel, (i.e., do not exceed 40 PSI when mounting) if so, that's not unusual, and once the beads seat on the wheel you can inflate it as desired?
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Here's what Maxxis says on their web site.
http://www.maxxis.com/Repository/Files/m8008load.pdf
That chart is very useful. Thanks.

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Not exactly TT-related, but I learned to be very careful of the "SuperLube" type places. One of their items on their list is to check/adjust the air in your vehicle's tires. I like to keep mine at 40PSI - a bit lower than the max on the tire sidewall. The SuperLube was dropping them all to 35PSI! Not much difference, I guess - but it is NOT what I keep mine at!
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