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Old 04-13-2014, 08:48 PM   #11
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Great tips of saving tires, also a good idea is to make sure the wheels are balanced. Its easy to throw a bearing if they are out of balance.

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Old 04-13-2014, 08:50 PM   #12
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Great idea on saving one's tires. Its also a good idea to have those wheels balanced especially when a unit is new. It does not take much to throw a bearing is they are out. Its surprising how many wheel weights are added to some wheels to bring them into balance.

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Old 04-21-2014, 06:45 PM   #13
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Load balance is very important on any trailer. Along with that wheel balance is also so very important. Just had the wheels on our 8289 balanced to include the spare. Two of the wheels took just over 5 ounces the other three wheels took between three and four ounces to balance. Could save the bearings and keep a tire from bouncing around and running too hot. You would think that FR would see to it that the wheels were balanced before installing them on new units.
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Old 10-03-2015, 03:55 PM   #14
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Advice on tire care

At least on my 2016 W&P the tires are factory filled with nitrogen. That should help some on pressure variances.


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Old 10-04-2015, 08:04 PM   #15
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Excellent information for anyone, let alone us rookies.
The other side of the coin which has been discussed on RV forums is the size, type and manufacturer of the tires that all of your marbles are actually rolling on.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:04 PM   #16
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I bought the Eez tire system for TPMS. I was wondering when to get worried about over pressure and temperature? Is it 25% for over presume? So that would be 100 psi for my truck and 137.5 for my G rated trailer tires. What about temperatures? Do you folks put tpms in a truck which already has TPMS? Just checking.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:22 PM   #17
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Since this thread is awoken after several years...

Balancing trailer wheels is difficult as the center holes are probably not centered, they're just in the middle of the wheel unlike hub centric automobile wheels with very accurately placed center holes AND specific locations where the wheel mounts that are accurately centered. Generally a waste of time, and can actually make balance worse, unless your tire shop can balance them while mounted on the trailer.

Nitrogen filled tires are a scam. Air is 78% nitrogen to start with and is free. There are scientific experiments that "prove" the benefits of nitrogen in trailer tires but the benefits are insignificant and need scientific instruments to measure them. Just use "N78 air" and you'll be fine.



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Old 01-12-2019, 01:41 PM   #18
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When airing up my tires, I have found that if I overfill them by 22 to 25%, then let out 22%, I end up with 100% nitrogen!!!!
Try that on your calculator!!!

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When airing up my tires, I have found that if I overfill them by 22 to 25%, then let out 22%, I end up with 100% nitrogen!!!!
Try that on your calculator!!!

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Balancing trailer wheels is difficult as the center holes are probably not centered, they're just in the middle of the wheel unlike hub centric automobile wheels with very accurately placed center holes AND specific locations where the wheel mounts that are accurately centered. Generally a waste of time, and can actually make balance worse, unless your tire shop can balance them while mounted on the trailer.
LOL...that's a new one!


ALWAYS a good idea to get your trailer wheels balanced. BTW...if you got this tidbit from etrailer, they have around a 50% rate of being correct on most issues. If I had a nickel for every piece of bad advice they give, I would be rich.
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