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Old 05-23-2013, 08:29 PM   #41
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Hope you had them balanced!
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #42
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Hey all! Wanted to come full circle here and post an update to close this one out. I've purchased 5 new tires (changed out the spare, too) and just received the TST 507 TPMS system today. Really pleased with all the discussion and opinions on this subject.

We're pulling out on Tuesday for a trip to Indiana's Brown County State Park for some mountain biking and general good times. This is a primer for a road trip in a few weeks to the Buffalo River in Arkansas for some kayaking (and tubing for the DW).

We'll definitely be more comfortable with the trip being able to monitor our tires and be aware of what's going on. Thanks again for all the knowledge and experience helping us out!
Brown county is about 35 min from me, have fun, it's an awesome CG
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:14 PM   #43
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I put about 15,000 on a set of Carlisle's with no problems whatsoever. Enjoy your camping!
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #44
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Hope you had them balanced!
My local tire place wouldn't balance my trailer tires. They said it would take too much weight to do it and recommended against it.

To be honest, I don't know what that means and assume they mostly do car tires.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:05 AM   #45
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My local tire place wouldn't balance my trailer tires. They said it would take too much weight to do it and recommended against it.

To be honest, I don't know what that means and assume they mostly do car tires.

they were lazy, and/or simply didn't want to do it. I have had lots of trailer tires. And none took any more weight to balance than the car and truck tires i have had over the years. you should balance trailer tires. Period.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:34 AM   #46
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they were lazy, and/or simply didn't want to do it. I have had lots of trailer tires. And none took any more weight to balance than the car and truck tires i have had over the years. you should balance trailer tires. Period.
No, he had it on the machine and took measurements (they had me in the garage with them). He and the other tire jockey were surprised when it came up with 3.6 grams or whatever it was. They said it was a lot of weight.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:45 AM   #47
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No, he had it on the machine and took measurements (they had me in the garage with them). He and the other tire jockey were surprised when it came up with 3.6 grams or whatever it was. They said it was a lot of weight.
I agree with melk man, they could also have broken the tire back down, rotated it on the wheel a little and re-spun it to check. But it could have and should have been balanced. You were sold a bill of goods if you didn't get them balanced. Go somewhere else regardless of the inconvenience.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:09 AM   #48
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Hate to say it, but I would have insisted they either put the weights on or break it down and rotate the tire on the rim.

I suppose it is also possible the lopsided tire has internal damage.
Were all the tires like that or just one?
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:15 AM   #49
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They only tried the one.

When I get the camper back, I'll take the tire/wheels to another tire shop.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:22 AM   #50
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Hate to say it, but I would have insisted they either put the weights on or break it down and rotate the tire on the rim.

I suppose it is also possible the lopsided tire has internal damage.
Were all the tires like that or just one?
Another remote possibility is the tire wasn't fully seated on the rim. Have seen that happen a couple of times over the years.
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