Originally Posted by MC1
Norm.... I'm surprised you went that high with the air pressure on your Honda.
I'm sure it worked for you but did you find the tires
wore more in the centers???
Our G35 has a listed tire pressure rating of 34lbs all around. When connected I went to 36 in the fronts and 38 in the rears and that is with a 700lb tongue weight
trailer using a WDH. Note the WDH added 90lbs to each front tire of the vehicle. 200lbs went back to the trailer tires
which left approx 150lbs for each rear tire. Overall well balanced.
If you have to realize i never towed before and really you don't find much comment about air pressure on most trailer sites. I was reading the Can AM site and came across something about increasing tire pressure to improve the stiffness of the side walls to prevent the trailer from causing the side walls to rollover do the trailer side pressure. I can't say 39 pounds was intelligently chosen however I knew the upper limit 44 lbs. We used it for 7 years and noticed no particularly uneven wear. We are tire rotators.
I suspect the Honda CRV was loaded more than the typical CRV. I recall it weighed 4000 lbs loaded (compared to 5000 for the Odyssey).
Regardless, we never had a tire problem. A couple of nail flats over the year.
WHen we drove across Labrador when it was a dirt road, we reduced the pressure giving berth to spikey gravel. Of course our speeds were low,,, you now we're dilly dallers. We often averaged 25 mph across Labrador.
Of course you know we have a heavy tongue to prevent sway (200 lbs)...just kidding. In my towing tips I never mentioned a level trailer. We travel level.
Interestingly your pressures are near to ours...maybe I'm copying you.
Take care Wayne,