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Title: tyre pressures
Post by: glsgls on November 29, 2020, 02:58:20 PM
Am seeking some information on correct tyre pressures for a Topaz.  I have 265/70/17 wheels and as the manufacturer advises to run 32psi I feel that is too low.  Bob Jane recommended 40psi and a local caravan agent 45psi.  Now I am confused.  What other recommendations do you have.  :)

Title: Re: tyre pressures
Post by: boobook on November 29, 2020, 04:00:25 PM
I'll go with Bob Jane. 40 on bitumen, 28 to 30 on dirt. and 24 to 26 for heavier corrugations.
Title: Re: tyre pressures
Post by: Gryphen on November 29, 2020, 04:07:47 PM
Here's an article that might help figure it out based upon your actual tyres and the van

https://rvdaily.com.au/how-to-calculate-the-correct-tyre-pressure-for-your-caravan/
Title: Re: tyre pressures
Post by: boobook on November 30, 2020, 07:04:21 AM
Personally, I would not take any notice of that artice.  54PSI really?

Also if you get a TPMS you quickly realise that the 4PSI rule is outdated, wrong and not particularly useful. It's equivalent in accuracy to a wet finger in the air to measure the wind speed. Better than nothing, but not much.

If you have a TMPS you will notice the tyre pressures on either side of a vehicle can vary by up to 6PSI - or more simply due to them facing the sun or not.

That article was lifted from a UK based caravan blogger.  54 PSI may be useful for smooth short run Motorways but not Australia. Free but unhelpful information IMHO. If you click through to the author's website there is another article on a LoraWan / Sigfox volt logger Good luck getting coverage for that in Australia.







Title: Re: tyre pressures
Post by: glsgls on November 30, 2020, 06:29:46 PM
thanks, for the replys I think I will go with 40 psi and see how the tyres wear ,I do have a tmps it works a treat  54psi does seem high  thanks rob :)