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Old 04-22-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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A few more tire q's - so frustrated!

i need new tires - dryrotted.

The TT came with bias tires. Nobody here balances TT as rule - and that includes shop owners on their TT!

One only sells radial - he says they last better and don't blow out as much - had 'delta' and 'triangle' brands....never heard of them. Thoughts?

They are the same price as bias from the other places.

Can I put radials on?

Balancing adds $20 to the total - yeah, not a lot but it's a case of beer and if balancing has no benefit, if the factory doesn't balance, no tire dealers do it .... am I wasting my beer money?
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:39 AM   #2
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Don't buy "bargain" tires, and do get them balanced.
Radials are not necessary, but most medium to large campers come with them.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:58 PM   #3
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From etrailer: . Trailer Tire Frequently Asked Questions | etrailer.com Tire Balancing On a passenger car and light truck it is always recommended to balance a tire to a wheel to eliminate any noise or vibration and to help the tire wear evenly. If you purchase a trailer tire and wheel assembly from our site, the tire and wheel are mounted in such a way that balancing is typically not required. When these trailer tires and wheels are mounted, the high heavy spot on the tire is aligned with the low light spot on the wheel. This does not completely balance the tire and wheel assembly but it does eliminate any excessive out of balance condition. For tires that are bought separate from the wheels it is recommended to have them balanced with a pin plate adapter on the wheel balancer. This will mimic the way the wheel is mounted to the trailer. Most trailer wheels are lug centric wheels which when mounted on the trailer are centered by the torque of the lug bolts and not the center bore of the wheel. This may also offer some info: . http://www.carlisletransportationpro..._Practices.pdf
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:27 PM   #4
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sreddy, that is another good reason to 'bead-balance' camper tires.
Easy, and keeps the tires balanced no matter what changes.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
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I can't think of one single good reason not to balance them.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:38 PM   #6
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Even e-trailer doesn't balance them...

All tires come with a mark on them (usually a red ring) that shoudl be aligned with the valve stem. Very little weight should be needed.

I worked for 11 years in motorycle shops and that's the way we mounted them and did a static balance, nothing more. Tires would be run 150+ mph with no issues.

ATV tires never got balanced, dirt bike tired never got balanced.

If it's not needed it's not needed and while doing it won't hurt, its a waste of money. I have until 2 pm to decide.
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