Tire Temperature

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Steve H, May 27, 2009.

  1. Steve H

    Steve H Senior Member

    I have a new TPMS I wnt to program but I can't find any information about the upper safe limit for tire temperatures. Anyone know at what temperature the "warning" should sound? My tires are 225/75/15 Load range E.
     
  2. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Tire Temperature

    Steve sorry but I can't help you on that question, but if you do find out please email me as I am planning on buying the TPMS when I get back home. But I don't know where to look, but I am sure I can find it on the web. So good luck on your finding.
     
  3. jack g

    jack g New Member

    RE: Tire Temperature

    Steve, you tire pressure montior system doesn't monitor tire temperature. It only tells you the tire pressure. Make sure tires are cold and filled to proper pressure prior to installing TPMS. I just had TPMS installed this A.M., also convinced the business to give me 4 free transmiters to put on the toad. Wanted to put one on the toad's spare but they just laughed at me. Duh.
     
  4. Steve H

    Steve H Senior Member

    RE: Tire Temperature



    Hello! Actually...my TPMS does monitor tire temperature as well as tire pressure. It is a TST brand which has both features. I did notice when setting it up the default "danger" temp is 157 f. I guess I will just leave it there until I can find some additional information. The internet was not to helpful with getting specific information.

    Thanks!
     
  5. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Tire Temperature

    Steve I would think the posted temp would be correct but I would have thought the temp would run that on hot days. Keep us posted on what you find. I ck mine regular with a lasser beam temp guage and it generally reads in the 120 range on outer tires and 130 on rear inner tires.
     
  6. brodavid

    brodavid Senior Member

    Re: Tire Temperature

    good info
     
  7. Steve H

    Steve H Senior Member

    Re: Tire Temperature



    Thank you! I had no idea at what temperature tires ran! 120-130 gives me a good starting point! If I have a tire to far from that range it might warrant further investigation e.g. pull over and check! :eek:

    Happy Camping!
     
  8. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Tire Temperature

    Steve this is on a MH so don't know if the 5th wheel will be in that temp range or not.
     
  9. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Tire Temperature

    I go by the old dinosaur method of: if the tire is very hot to the touch, its time to SLOW DOWN. Tires run cooler at slower speeds. I don't travel in the summer when outside temps are higher than 85 degrees. I get up early and get off the road early. My only 2 blowouts occurred in 90+ degree temps.
     
  10. CAC RV

    CAC RV New Member

    RE: Tire Temperature



    This is what I found on tire tempuratures

    While this is not set in stone: A very general rule of thumb is that a properly inflated/loaded tire, when up to operating temperature - one hour or more of operation - will typically run about 60 degrees F hotter than the ambient temperature. Anything above 200 degrees F could lead to tire degradation and you need to investigate for a problem.
     
  11. Steve H

    Steve H Senior Member

    RE: Tire Temperature

    That's interesting information and something I hadn't heard before! Thanks!
     

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