Join Date: May 2005
My Motorhome: Rapido 9048DF
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I looked into this years ago and following advice from Continental (you only have to check the correct tyre info sheet to get the right pressure as they have done all the testing so why not believe what they print) have been running my 3.7 laden Rapido at 52 psi Front & 55 psi Rear for several years and have not had any problems with ride comfort or road noise (both much better).
Actually running at a high pressure does not allow for the correct footprint of tyre on the road surface so aquaplaning could be a factor as the tyre cannot remove as much water as well as braking footprint is less so stopping distance is extended.
When I first had the van it always seemed I was driving on tiptoes and it was very light on steering too.
I use TyrePal which shows me exactly what the tyres are doing so you can decide if things are not right at the pressures you are running at.
However each to there own. You must do right for you.