# What pressure should my boat trailer tires be?

## What pressure should my boat trailer tires be?

between 50 and 65 psi
Boat-trailer tires require a lot of air pressure — in most cases, between 50 and 65 psi. In fact, the correct tire pressure for your boat trailer is almost always the maximum-rated pressure for that tire, which is molded right on the sidewall. Maintaining that trailer tire PSI is critically important to towing safety.

### How much pressure is in a small trailer tire?

The trailer tire size is 12″. the recommended psi is 90.

#### How much should I inflate my trailer tires?

What psi Should Trailer Tires be Inflated To Trailer tires should always be inflated to the maximum air pressure indicated on the tire. The tire on tire and wheel combo #AM30620 for example should be at 90 psi.

Should I rotate boat trailer tires?

Single axle boat-trailer tires usually don’t need to be rotated. A tandem axle trailer rotation isn’t necessary unless you notice increased wear that’s occurring faster than normal. In that case, rotate the tires from front to back, preferably in an “X” configuration.

What is Load Range C on a trailer tire?

A load range ‘C’ tire, for example, is at its peak load capacity—possibly 1600 pounds—when it’s inflated to its maximum pressure of 50 PSI. A load range ‘C’ tire at 25 PSI might be able to support a load of 990 pounds, while at 40 PSI, that capacity could be 1300 pounds.

## How do you calculate tire pressure on a trailer?

Take an axle weight, divide it by the number of tires on that axle. Your trailer will be listed as a single axle, even if it’s two or three together, so if you have a triple axle trailer, divide the axle weight by six tires. Add 10%, and look up the proper pressure on the inflation table.

### Should I lower the tire pressure on an empty trailer?

It is always recommended to inflate the tires on a trailer to the maximum pressure. If you do not inflate the tire to its maximum, it reduces the amount of weight a tire can carry and if overloaded can cause the sidewalls of the tire to overheat and fail. It’s always recommended to inflate the tires when they are cold.

#### Do boat trailer tires need to be balanced?

Since the primary duty of a trailer tire is supporting a vertical load, rather than gripping an automobile through turns, trailer tires do not have to be dynamically balanced like passenger car tires do.

Which is better load range B or C?

Expert Reply: Load range B trailer tires are going to have a lower capacity than C load range tires. Basically that, psi rating, and the ply rating are the only differences. A higher load range tire would last a little longer than lower load ranges of the same size but it will not increase the capacity of the trailer.

What should the tire pressure be on a boat trailer?

Shutterstock Boat-trailer tires require a lot of air pressure — in most cases, between 50 and 65 psi. In fact, the correct tire pressure for your boat trailer is almost always the maximum-rated pressure for that tire, which is molded right on the sidewall.

## What should the tire pressure be on a kayak?

Maximum air pressure limits the tire from excessive flexing & keeps them running the coolest. Also maximum load capacity is always achieved at max pressure. Crestliner you want 60lbs psi for your tires. Glenn is right tires do have a shelf life and old tires with acceptable tread depth can still be dangerous.

### What does PSI do you fill your trailer tires to?

My trailer has a sticker near the tongue that states 50 psi and my tires state 50 psi. I don’t believe trucks/cars have the same rules regarding tire inflation. My bass boat trailer is always near the max load, my truck is not. Nothing burns like the cold. What is a chalk test?

#### What kind of tire pressure for bass fishing?

I Love Bass Fishing! Favorite Lake or River Dale Hollow Lake and Susquehanna River PA. The tire manufacturer would not put 60 psi max on the side of the tire if it should not be inflated to that pressure. Most likely your trailer uses smaller diameter tires and those need the pressure to support the weight.