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Old 11-27-2015, 12:40 PM   #11
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:42 PM   #12
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lots of discussion on this forum about air VS Nitrogen filled

just use air to refill...
air is already 78% Nitrogen
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lots of discussion on this forum about air VS Nitrogen filled

just use air to refill...
air is already 78% Nitrogen
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:53 PM   #14
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question - are your TV tires balanced?
if so why?

for the same reason that your TV tires are balanced your TT should also be balanced.
Tire wear, vibration, tire bounce are the biggest concerns.
But it makes sense that if the TV is so should your trailer.

we just replaced 4 tires on our 5th wheel to Maxxis M8008's and had them high speed balanced.
Installed with high pressure stems and balanced was 85$ at VIP auto in Bangor Me taxes included.
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:43 PM   #15
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Even bicycle wheels should be balanced (trued). Went down steep mountain road IN Vermont years ago with bicycle wheels not trued. At high speeds going down mountain bike shook so badly it was hard to stay on it an control it. Scary!
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Old 11-27-2015, 03:35 PM   #16
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Absolutely! You have too much riding on that rubber to fudge a few bucks on a balance. Not balancing will give you flat spots and unusual wear. A good balance will be both for spin and side-to-side balancing. It will also tell you if your tire/rim is beyond balancing (defective).

Along with balance, tire pressure and regular inspections are extremely important. For instance, I was checking our 16' tandem axle cargo trailer before taking a long road trip. Noticing something unusual on the hidden side of one tire, I found that the tread was separating. Had it not been replaced, it would have failed in the first hundred miles.

Trailer tires take a heck of a beating, from tandems scrubbing and torquing on a turn, to weight shift and sway, to catching road debris, to just being poor quality. In the past 10 years of towing 4,500+ mi/yr, we have replaced 6 tires by necessity-four times on the road. In all instances, they were balanced brand name tires. We have come to carry 2 spares.
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X2, X2....

I had all my tires balanced with the TST TPMS sensors on before going to Alaska and back. Over 11k miles with the original "Chinese" bombs. Not a single problem. Checked all tire pressures before starting and monitored them daily with the TPMS. Didn't have to add or takeout any air during the entire four month trip. Tire pressure fluctuated +/- due to temperature, altitude, etc. But within what I would consider an acceptable range.
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