1999 Burro Tire Pressure - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-03-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Searched and can not find the answer, would someone please let me know what the tire pressure for the camper is please.
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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Most of us inflate our tires to the maximum pressure printed on the side wall, usually 50 psi. If your tires are rated substantially more than the actual load, you might use a lower pressure from a chart. Be sure to check the date code on your tires. If they are older than 5-7 years you might want to replace them. Definitely replace them if they have cracks, bulges or they won't stay inflated. Check the valve stems for cracks as well.
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:26 PM   #3
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Thank you Bob! The stick on the camper over the area where the wheel is located is faded. I looked on the tire and did not see the PSI rating. But I plan on looking up the tire on the interternet and figuring it out.
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:18 PM   #4
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Somewhere on the trailer should be a manufacturer's sticker and there should be a line that says "GAWR xxxx pounds". Do you have such a label? On my Casita it's on the lower part of the body, street side, towards the hitch.

Also, if you tell me exactly what the tire size is I will look up the loads at different inflation pressures and we can match it to the GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating).
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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My 81' Burro has a sticker that says 35 P.S.I. BUT that was in 1981 for 13" car tires that came with it.
I ran at this pressure with my tires for 3 years and had no problems but when I replaced them with 13" ST tires rated at 50 lbs I ran them at 35 and they both went flat on the same trip withing 800 miles of each other There is some contention that the high pressure valves may have failed but since then I run at 45 to 50 PSI and have no problems so far.

Knock on wood.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:43 PM   #6
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My 81' Burro has a sticker that says 35 P.S.I. BUT that was in 1981 for 13" car tires that came with it.
I ran at this pressure with my tires for 3 years and had no problems but when I replaced them with 13" ST tires rated at 50 lbs I ran them at 35 and they both went flat on the same trip withing 800 miles of each other There is some contention that the high pressure valves may have failed but since then I run at 45 to 50 PSI and have no problems so far.

Knock on wood.
I know this is an old thread, but I have a tire story. I bought a Burro this October, it came with new tires that say 1100 lb max load at 35 psi max pressure. So that's 2200 lb together. I noticed that they seemed to get unusually hot in use. It made me nervous.

Well, today I weighed the Burro at the Flying J: 2020 lb on the axle. That's with the water tank empty, the LP tank partially empty, and no camping stuff loaded. Too close for my comfort. How can I enjoy a trip if I'm worrying about a blowout?

So I ordered a couple of new Goodyear Marathons with 1360 lb. capacity at 50 psi. When I get them put on tomorrow, one of the current tires will become the spare (needed a newer spare anyway).

Funny, these tires that are now on the Burro say they're 6 ply but they aren't rated like 6 ply tires. I'll sure feel better when I get some better ones put on.
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