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Old 02-01-2019, 11:19 AM   #241
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I am looking to replace my tires in the spring, do you have to balance trailer tires?
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:23 AM   #242
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I am looking to replace my tires in the spring, do you have to balance trailer tires?
You dont have to balance any tire.....unless you want it to ride smoother, and not have vibrations and/or irregular and premature tire wear.

It's better to balance your tires on campers to minimize vibrations and such to it. This includes vibrations to the cabinets, slideouts, and everything else.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:24 AM   #243
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I am looking to replace my tires in the spring, do you have to balance trailer tires?
I would and have with my 4 trailers we've had starting with our 2012 FR. The way tires are manufactured today it makes sense to high speed balance them for a more even tread wear.

and I would not be surprised if people argued they wouldn't. But I bet if you asked them they would state that their car and TV tires are high sped balanced for extending tread wear life and a smoother ride. Trailer IMHO should be no different.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:24 AM   #244
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I am looking to replace my tires in the spring, do you have to balance trailer tires?
Do you HAVE to... no... but it is always recommended to balance tires.
For the few dollars it costs when replacing the tires why wouldn't you?
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I am looking to replace my tires in the spring, do you have to balance trailer tires?
I highly recommend it for travel trailers. Most do not have shocks so bounces from out of balance tires are transmitted directly to the contents.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:05 PM   #246
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automatic tire balancers

as anyone tried to use or have experience with automatic tire balancers on travel trailers...specifically 14 in tires? I was looking at the centramatic automatic tire balancers that claim to balance the entire tire and hub assemblies.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:45 PM   #247
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All new tires "grow" a bit. This means the internal volume increases so the pressure drops. When we test tires the test spec requires a controlled waiting period and re-inflation to take tire growth into account.
Back in the 90's when 4-wheeler tires were becoming monster truck tires... The rednecks would over inflate the ATV tires x2 or x3 and "stretch" them. You could get some height out of them.
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one advantage of "balancing tires is you can get a feel of the tire overall quality based on the amount of weight needed. If you have 3 tires needing 2 to 3 OZ and one needing 6 or 8 then something may be wrong with that one tire or it may not be fully seated or properly balanced. You can also see it there is a significant out of round by watching the tire as it spins. You can balance almost anything. I have even seen a demo of a cinder block being balanced but obviously an out of round tire would have a bad ride even if it was perfectly balanced on the machine.


A test would be to ask the manager what they consider their upper limit on weight BEFORE they start balancing your tires.
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Old 04-21-2019, 04:46 PM   #249
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I am considering Sumitomo 10ply highway tires. I have them on my truck and they don't sway at all.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:03 PM   #250
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My Grey Wolf 22RR came with Castle Rock ST205/75-14 rated 1760 lbs at 50 psi. The max rating on the trailer is 7600 lbs. By the OP I'd say my OE tires are under rated for the 22RR.
Thoughts? Am I thinking straight about this and should I definitely upgrade?
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