Does Tire Pressure Affect Trailer Tire Weight Capacity

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We have 2 ATVS with a combined weight of 1506 lbs 753ea I have a single axle trailer with 215/60/8 tires with a max load of 1165lbs. If I load both ATVS with the tires inflated to 70 psi am I over weight or is my max weight 1165 x 2 2330lbs also how fast can i travel on these tires with both ATVS?

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To get the full capacity of your trailer tires they have to be inflated to the max psi rating that's on the sidewall of the tire. Otherwise the tire capacity is diminished and excess heat can build up. If your tires are rated at 1,165 lbs that means that with two of them you have a total of 2,330 lbs in tire capacity.

You have to also figure in the weight of your trailer as well as the ATVs.

The speed rating for the tire will be listed on the sidewall as well.

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