Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-01-2013, 10:18 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: tampa
Posts: 126
and to not beat the proverbial dead horse, but here is another example we can all relate too of why it's a good idea to balance trailer tires..
My Ford excursion weighs close to 7000lbs. (about what my toy hauler weighs). I have the tires rotated/blanced a couple times a year. At least 1/2 the time, i end up coming back to have at least one tire RE-balanced cause it's not quite right. And we ALL know how annoying an out of balance tire can be on our passenger vehicle. Especially a truck with big tires that sometimes take a little more weight. So, how could it possibly be good to not balance trailer tires?
__________________

__________________
melk-man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 11:57 AM   #52
Junior Member
 
sandkreese's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by checca View Post
I used Tire Balancing Products. Rv size and 6oz per tire ... had local shop break the bead and pour them in. I've always had my trailer tires balanced.

This is interesting. I read this whole thread hoping I would see opinions on Bead Balancing. What are some of your opinions on it? I only ask because I have never heard of it before.

Kinda hoping to lighten the mood of this thread also!
__________________

__________________
sandkreese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #53
Senior Member
 
checca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Minooka, IL.
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandkreese View Post
This is interesting. I read this whole thread hoping I would see opinions on Bead Balancing. What are some of your opinions on it? I only ask because I have never heard of it before.

Kinda hoping to lighten the mood of this thread also!

Well i've run the beads in my SUV (40,000 miles), utility trailer (60,000 miles) and now my travel trailer (250 miles) to great success. I highly recommend them when you have a odd vibration to solve or in the case of the trailer to balance the hub, drum, wheel and tire.
__________________
2013 Lacrosse 318bhs
2010 Toyota Tundra Crew max 5.7 flex fuel / Installed airlift ultimate 5000 air bags and smart lift automatic leveling system.
Yamaha EF2000iS 2000 Watt Inverter Generators
Minooka, IL.
checca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 10:46 PM   #54
Senior Member
 
prof_fate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beaver, PA
Posts: 911
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
I think you will find you are one of a very few that chose not to balance tires on trailers. I bet you do on your cars/trucks. What's the difference, if it wears tires crazy on cars/trucks, it will the do the same on a trailer. Try taking the wt off the rear wheels on your car/truck and see how you like the ride and wear.
I drive my cars 15k miles a year, my trailer 400.
I expect my car tires to last as long as possible - 50k miles perhaps. So far I've never work out a trailer tire - they 'age out' long before they wear out.

I've also towed unbalanced trailer tires on a motorcycle - never felt anything out of the ordinary.
__________________

__________________
Chris, Wills (16) Evie (13) & Toby our collie (6)
2011 Grey Wolf 28BH
2013 Chevy K1500 Crew w/ Reese StraitLine Dual Cam

Nights camped 2011: 11 2012: 18 2013: 12 2014: 12 2015: 13 2016: 56 2017: 8+
prof_fate is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:21 AM.