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Offline PasoSailor

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Re: Trailering long distance
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2017, 04:58:26 PM »
I fried a wheel bearing b/c I assumed it was greased after sitting for a while (I greased them, then didn't use the boat for a couple years). One bearing was like new - the other side exploded and I was running the empty hub on a spindle - needed a new axle and hub assy! So just pull the wheels and re-grease once in a while (and I also like bearing buddies, but still you should disassemble, clean and re-grease anyway) - IMHO.

All that said - what do folks consider the right tire pressure for the small wheels / tires?


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Re: Trailering long distance
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2017, 07:04:05 PM »
I recommend towing 55-60 MPH.  Stay in the right lane on the Interstates, get used to people passing you, and let the traffic ahead always be slightly pulling away from you.  Gives you more time to stop.  Also learn to allow those entering the interstates from On-Ramps to merge without changing lanes.

Ron

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Re: Trailering long distance
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2017, 11:45:49 PM »
Ron,

Excellent advise...we pulled a S2 7.9 from International Falls, MN to Columbus, OH using the same guidelines...smooth sailing all the way.

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Re: Trailering long distance
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2017, 08:33:43 AM »

All that said - what do folks consider the right tire pressure for the small wheels / tires?

I use the pressure marked on the tires.  The PC is so light it may bounce a bit, but keeping the pressure up will limit tire heating.

Jon

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Re: Trailering long distance
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2017, 10:39:25 PM »
From time to time on occasion I wind up with customers trailers and never trust a single one of them. And this with a compressor and tire plugs on the vehicle we predominantly to with. I always pull over and check Hub temperature at 10 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles, and 75 miles before I relax and settle in for a long drive. Having multiple spare tires and even spare bearing sets is just good sense as well. With all that preparation, Murphy stays away; but if he does take a cheap shot we are usually prepared