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Old 10-09-2014, 07:56 PM   #1
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Tire balancing

I read in one of the threads on the forum that FR does not balance the tires on their motor homes before they are delivered. I am expecting delivery of our new 2651s mid November. Should I be planning on getting this done prior to our first trip? Has anyone had a problem with this?
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:05 PM   #2
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Tires should have been balanced by the chassis manufacturer, not FR.

Ours were balanced fine. Just drive it and see how they run, then discuss with your dealer if there is a problem.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:15 PM   #3
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If you inspect ALL the wheels and don't find any weights attached, take it to a truck tire shop and have them balanced. All tires/wheels should be balanced.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:18 PM   #4
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Thanks gentlemen. I will take a look and if necessary stop in and see the people I have bought tires from for the 25 years. Thanks again.
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:08 PM   #5
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Haven't heard much about tire balance issues. However front end alignment and drivability issues are much more common. You can search this forum to find some good info on the issues and fixes.
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:42 PM   #6
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ATV'r, thanks for the heads up. I will take a look on the forum.
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:28 PM   #7
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When I buy new tires I will have them balanced but for the tires that come on the RV how critical is it since unless you travel a lot the tires will dry rot before the tread wears out.
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:53 AM   #8
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I read in one of the threads on the forum that FR does not balance the tires on their motor homes before they are delivered. I am expecting delivery of our new 2651s mid November. Should I be planning on getting this done prior to our first trip? Has anyone had a problem with this?
Where did you read this exactly? I have been on here for a while and never recall seeing this on a motorhome thread?

PS. Your unit should be coming offline around Nov 4th (still has to get skirt paint) and then will ship.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:25 AM   #9
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Mr. Clemens- it is hard to say where I read it. I have been all over this forum ever since my wife and I test drove a Forester. It was probably a comment made in some of the more negative threads where people were venting about issues they were having. Being a newbie to the motor home world it probably stuck in my head as something I should have my tire guy take a look at. I also thought that since there is so much good information on this site I would ask the more experienced owners. Obviously, the one thread I read that stuck in my head was wrong. It is hard to filter right from wrong sometimes!
Thank you for the heads up on the progress of our unit. My wife and I are excited. We only wish we had made the decision earlier so we could have enjoyed Idaho's great fall weather we have had this year.
Thanks again.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:17 AM   #10
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Mr. Clemens- I also should have thanked you for taking time to be part of this forum. Your willingness to help answer questions, provide some 'balance' and support members when possible is very much appreciated. It is rare these days in any industry to find people that are dedicated to customer service.
Thanks again for the update on our unit.
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