2001 35 ft avalon alpenlite RK
2005 3500 2wd duramax CC dually
trailair center point suspension
JT Strong Arm Stabilizers
KSH 55 inbed fuel tank
Induction Overhaul Kit
TST tire monitors
We have a 2002 F350, 7.3 CC LB DRW and the printing on the sticker on the door panel has completely faded.
I know the GAWR and GVWR ratings:
If someone has the same truck, can you tell me the proper tire pressure!
The OEM TV door label is for the OEM tire info (class, rating, size, etc)
and towing at the GVWR/GCWR
Some will have a separate 'ride quality' label.
Then the molded in tire side wall info. That is just for the tire
at it's max ratings. No usage info (in reference to a TV and conditions)
Best to go out and weigh your TV both empty and fully loaded
Then do the simple math using the tire side wall info at max weight
carry rating vs your actual axle weight (divided by 2 to get what
each tire is carrying...if the load split is even)
For towing heavy, I recommend going to the rear tires max PSI (of course
OEM tire). The front will be whatever it weighs (after WD'd) plus
some safety factor
There is no 'one size fits all' here....what works for XYZ most likely
isn't right for 123...unless they have the EXACT same setup (TV, TT, hitch, etc, etc)
and drive EXACTLY in the same terrain/time/etc and have the EXACT
same driving style
Another example of no 'one size fits all' is that on my Silverado (see
It has way over sized tires on a 'half ton' (C10, heavy half with a 6.2K GVWR)
33/12.5R15LT load range C.....that is a 33" dia tire, 12.5" section
width on a 15" dia wheel (alloy 15x8 or is it 15x8.5...can't remember
To give a comparison to a metric sized 'LT' tire...it would a LT305/75R15 load range C tire
An 'LT' tire and some folks think all 'LT' tires can handle 80PSI, or
some of them at 65PSI...but the sidewall on this tire says 35PSI max
-Ben Picture of my rig
1996 GMC SLT Suburban 3/4 ton K3500/7.4L/4:1/+150Kmiles orig owner...
1980 Chevy Silverado C10/long bed/"BUILT" 5.7L/3:73/1 ton helper springs/+329Kmiles, bought it from dad...
1998 Mazda B2500 (1/2 ton) pickup, 2nd owner...
Praise Dyno Brake equiped and all have "nose bleed" braking!
Previous trucks/offroaders: 40's Jeep restored in mid 60's / 69 DuneBuggy (approx +1K lb: VW pan/200hpCorvair: eng, cam, dual carb'w velocity stacks'n 18" runners, 4spd transaxle) made myself from ground up / 1970 Toyota FJ40 / 1973 K5 Blazer (2dr Tahoe, 1 ton axles front/rear, +255K miles when sold it)...
Sold the boat (looking for another): Trophy with twin 150's...
51 cylinders in household, what's yours?...
The sidewall of the tire will give the MAX pressure for the MAX weight rating. And it just that, the MAX, not necessarily the correct.
The actual correct tire pressure will be based on the actual weight on the tire. Go to the web site of the tire manufacturer. Likely they will have a chart for the correct pressure for YOUR weight.
A higher pressure than is correct for the weight will do three things. One will be a harder ride. Two will be increased wear in the center of the tire since the tire tends to round out. Three will be reduced traction since the weight is not distributed evenly across the thread.
But better to have too much pressure than not enough.