So I came across another post on an RV forum. I am sorry to report that many of the posters did not understand the concept of Cold Inflation. The OP asked:
Why did I have three Blowouts?
- There were 3 tire failures. A puncture is not the fault of the tire as any tire can be punctured or cut. An increase of 20 to 25% in pressure is an indication of a combination of excess load and excessive speed. A dragging brake or wheel bearing problem can also generate excess heat which can affect both TPM temperature reading as well as increase tire pressure. We do not know what the Ambient was or the TPM pressure readings were which might provide additional clues as to the reasons for their failures. Others have posted that bleeding air out of a hot tire is definitely the wrong thing to do. There is the potential that this action resulted in two tire failures depending on the actual loads and how much air was actually let out. We do not know the actual truck scale load for each axle so this is important information that is missing. 80 psi on the tire is the minimum inflation needed to support the load number on the tire sidewall. It is NOT the max operating pressure. The ONLY pressure we need to be concerned with is the "cold" inflation which is the inflation measured before the tires are driven on or exposed to direct sunlight for the previous 2 hours.Inflation pressure when the tires are stationary and out of direct sunlight will change about 2% for each change in the ambient temperature of 10 F. A 6 psi drop with no other cause would indicate a drop in Ambient of about 37°F for a tire inflated to 80 psi. We do not know the Ambient at the time of tire measurements but that is a considerable drop in temperature so I think there is probably some other reason for the reported pressure loss. We do not have to fill every space with "stuff" to end up overweight. The RV Certification sticker indicates the maximum load for each axle when the RV is fully loaded. This load GAWR should not be exceeded. If a scale indicates the RV has an axle at GAWR then the tires MUST be inflated to the pressure stated on the sticker BUT we can still have one tire overloaded as most RV have a side to side imbalance of their axles. They also have an imbalance between the two axles so that is why we need to confirm the actual load on each axle. This can be learned on truck scales as long as we get readings for each axle which requires careful parking on the platform scales. I have seen air loss due to small tread punctures, leaks around rubber valve stem, Leaks between TPMS and the valve stem. leaks through the aluminum due to casting errors. and leaks between the tire and the wheel due to improper mounting. I have posted example of leak through the valve core. See the link below. I and a couple other actual tire engineers follow some of the RV posts. Plus there are many self-appointed "experts" so you do need to always consider the source of the information you find on the Internet as not everything you read here is the truth believe it or not. https://www.rvtiresafety.net/2012/11/why-do-valves-leak.html