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Old 07-29-2016, 03:54 PM   #1
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Tire Wear

Jayco 20 MRB, 2500 miles, center tread of tires wearing severely. 50 psi cold pressure only - psi posted on trailer on and tire. Do we drop the psi to 45.
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We have same trailer. Reducing air pressure (in the morning) to 45 would be a good start.

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We have same trailer. Reducing air pressure (in the morning) to 45 would be a good start.

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If I had time I'd replace all four tires now .... Don't know what to do really except the 45 psi ... We travel at 60 to 63 mph.... Thanks
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I just checked my tires, Mike. Like you, I keep them aired up to 50 PSI and I do not see any wear in the center. Of course, you may have more weight in your trailer. We now have over 8000 miles on the trailer and no adverse problems with the Rainiers.

BTW, are you happy with your 5.0?

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I just checked my tires, Mike. Like you, I keep them aired up to 50 PSI and I do not see any wear in the center. Of course, you may have more weight in your trailer. We now have over 8000 miles on the trailer and no adverse problems with the Rainiers.

BTW, are you happy with your 5.0?

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I would say less weight in the trailer then you if he is wearing off the center of the tread

To OP you said that you put 50 psi, are you sure ? Have you compared your tire pressure gauge with another one ?

If all is good I would go down to 45 psi and look from there.
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Thank you for your for your advice. Checked all tires cold late morning here and found one at 59 psi. Corrected that, looked for a decent gague in Walmart, no luck. As we head South there will be more opportunity to get a digital gague.

A mistake that I have been making is airing up late at night. In the future, I'll air up during the day on tires that haven't been driven. Sticking with 50 psi, de junked the trailer and truck bed today. Wife and I feel that we are under payload limits. We have been in rural Maine for a month and appreciate the convience and economy of our Jayco Whitehawk.
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Thank you for your for your advice. Checked all tires cold late morning here and found one at 59 psi. Corrected that, looked for a decent gague in Walmart, no luck. As we head South there will be more opportunity to get a digital gague.

A mistake that I have been making is airing up late at night. In the future, I'll air up during the day on tires that haven't been driven. Sticking with 50 psi, de junked the trailer and truck bed today. Wife and I feel that we are under payload limits. We have been in rural Maine for a month and appreciate the convience and economy of our Jayco Whitehawk.
59 ! No wonder the wear in the center of the tread lol , you are right, always adjust the pressure on a cold tire in the morning prior to departure ! Good season !
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