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Old 09-11-2016, 11:37 AM   #11
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I forgot to add that If your dealer says they don't typically balance trailer tires..... FIND A NEW DEALER!!! 😁
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:42 AM   #12
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Trailer tires rotate at or above the speed of the TV tires so balancing is just as important. Too many things to shake loose with an out of balance tire.
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:45 PM   #13
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Over the years with my 5th wheel I have asked at least 4 shops servicing my trailer to balance the tires, and none would. Seems terribly wrong to me, and I never could get a reasonable explanation.
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Old 09-11-2016, 02:33 PM   #14
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I used to be a service manager in another lifetime,,,,,and if any service guy says it's not necessary,,,,,,RUN, FORREST, RUN!!!"
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Old 09-11-2016, 02:43 PM   #15
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You will be surprised at the amount of weight it takes to 'balance' your trailer tires. When tires are not balanced, think of a football bobbling along, end over end.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:04 PM   #16
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Excellent analogy, Ednkat!!!
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:18 PM   #17
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You will be surprised at the amount of weight it takes to 'balance' your trailer tires. When tires are not balanced, think of a football bobbling along, end over end.
I can balance a square TIRE BUT IT WILL still bounce! A "out of round Tire" needs to be Replaced! Youroo!!
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:27 PM   #18
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Youroo....think our wives would just lie down on the floor of the trailer while we got it up to 65 MPH,,,,,and they could call us on the phone to let us know just how much bumping there is???? Especially in Jackson, Mississippi,,,,or anywhere in Oklahoma?
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Farm trailers aren't driven on the road very much. Besides they don't get tags or have the lights working. So why should they balance the wheels, cost to much
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Farm trailers aren't driven on the road very much. Besides they don't get tags or have the lights working. So why should they balance the wheels, cost to much
Hmm, what kind of farm are you familiar with? We always balanced all our farm trailer tires, and my brother still does. And they all have tags and working lights. You have to use public roads/hiways to move equipment and produce.
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