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Old 04-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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Do TT tires need balanced?

Talked with a guy today about mounting TT tires and he says they don't need balanced.

True or not?
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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The manufacturers don't do it, but I've certainly had mine balanced. Out-of-balance tires will wear out more quickly and possibly shake everything loose inside your RV.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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They don't? Now I have to go look and see if they're any weights- I just assumed they did.
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Just had 4 new tires put on and had them balanced. Figured what could it hurt?
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I always have had mine balanced. I can see no good reason why not to do it and plenty of good ones why to do it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:26 PM   #6
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Anything that rotates at speed should be balanced! Youroo!! PS,not the rotisserie on your Grill!
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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The new trailer we bought in 06 did not have the tires balanced and within 2,500 miles had cupped severely. Had them balanced and they finally smoothed out fairly good after another 5-6,000 miles, but were still cupped slightly when we traded it in for a new 08. Made it part of the deal that the tires be balanced. Would highly recommend you balance them and make sure you watch and request them to get them to 0 wt required after spinning.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #8
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They Do,
and it should be illegal to mount any tire without balancing it.
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I hooked up an NVH analyzer in my old Jayco TT. I compared readings before and after balancing the OEM Maxxis tires. BIG difference. It was 30+ Dbg prior to balancing; less than 15 Dbg afterwards.
As already mentioned, if it spins, rotates, or rolls...balance it.
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