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Old 06-21-2015, 10:47 AM   #11
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Got to ask TST TPMS sensors?
Yes, the 507 Flow Thru style. We found out they will change the balance by 0.5 oz.

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Old 06-21-2015, 10:54 AM   #12
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I balance my trailer tires . . .

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If it is an axle problem, shouldn't the tire on the other side have an issue too?
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:16 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Skeetzee View Post
I searched on tire balance and got 500 hits on here. I read through a lot but didn't find anything on balancing so sorry if this is redundant...Should trailer tires be balanced? I see no weights on my tires so imagine these have NOT been balanced. I have them off to lube my bearings and rotate but wonder if I should go have them balanced? Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:21 AM   #15
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Balance the tires.

I also had uneven & premature wear (inside/outside) on my stock Westlake tires. I had the axles aligned, put Maxxis tires on and balanced. Only have 2000 miles but still all tires are reading the original 9/32 of tread across the entire tire. This was not so with the Westllakes. I had 4/32 on the outside treads when I ditched them with only 10,000 miles.

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Old 06-23-2015, 05:52 AM   #16
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Google "Dyna beads". They work. Can be found online or at most Cycle shops. Order them online to get the larger quantities. have used for years in both the TT and TV tires.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:55 AM   #17
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Looked on line at Dyna Beads; very interesting. Would like to hear more about them from anyone who uses them to balance tires. Would appreciate any info.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:00 AM   #18
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My first 2 trailers were not balanced and we didn't notice any problems.
Painted the rims and put on brand new tires on #3 and had them computer
balanced. Then took DW to an RV show and traded #3 in on #4
Never got to even test the new tires!

Of course #4 does not have balanced tires from the factory....
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This is an interesting topic to me, and all the more so as I approach time for replacing the factory tires on my TT. My impression in speaking with tire stores is that they will fight you on this. On three separate occasions while purchasing auto tires (at three different shops), I've asked about this in conversation with the person I was working with and was told they never balance trailer tires. This has now occurred at a small, locally owned shop, at a Discount Tire, and at a WalMart.
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Skeetzee ... generally if an axle is overloaded and looses it's arch ... camber is lost and the insides of the tires will wear noticably. Sometimes the spindle on the end of the axle is welded on wrong or is hit hard enough on something to throw off just one side of the axle causing wear on just one side. Any alignment shop that deals in trailers and trucks can check it and bend the axle as needed ... or you can buy a new axle.
Vern ... alot of people think balancing trailer tires is an after thought. To John Q Public, the word "trailer" encompass anything from a two wheeled trailer for your lawnmower to beyond RV's. Would I balance my utility trailer tires ... probably not ... would I balance my RV tires ... sure would. Most of us have too much money hooked to our tow vehicles to choke on $60 for a tire balance.

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