Originally Posted by OldCoot
If you pull on long trips (1-3,000), you will mess up the tires if they are not balanced.
Maybe yes maybe not.
Most trailers come from the factory unbalanced.
I know they do that to save money.
I wish they were balanced.
I'm pretty sure there's plenty of folks with trailers out there on the road
who haven't had theirs balanced too.
I have not gone to the trouble and added expense to balance mine.
Maybe I've been lucky but I've had no issues.
And I have pulled some pretty long trips!!
As a matter of fact, I was looking at my tires yesterday. 3 out of 4 look
fine. One has gotten thin on the inside shoulder. Probably out of alignment.
It's not cupped or thin only on one side. It's thin all the way around.
I'm gonna put on the spare which as zero miles on it and travel on.
Current tires are due for replacement due to age. They have well over
10,000 miles on them. If I ignore age they have plenty of tread left.
When I get new rubber I'll have them balanced.
I'm not trying to tell anyone not to balance their tires!! I'm just saying
when you say they will
be ruined if they are not balanced I don't think that's necessarily so.