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Old 06-18-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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trailer tire balancing

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 06-18-2015, 09:10 PM   #2
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If tires are already off, id have them balanced. Mine currently are not, but would like to when convenient.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:15 PM   #3
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Definitely have them balanced, preferably with TST TPMS sensors installed and all metal valve stems.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:38 PM   #4
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Definitely have them balanced, preferably with TST TPMS sensors installed and all metal valve stems.
Got to ask TST TPMS sensors?
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:42 PM   #6
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Got to ask TST TPMS sensors?
TST brand Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:47 PM   #7
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Remember your TT tires spin the same speed or faster than the TV tires therefore they should be balanced. Prevent things from being shaken apart and balance.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:17 PM   #8
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I pulled all 4 tires over the weekend and had them balanced. These are factory tires. Have had a couple nails but so far, these tires have been ok. Did notice the rear tire on the driver side of the trailer had close to 2 treads on the inside of the tire worn down slick. The rest of the tire is ok and the other 3 tires are ok. I've been rolling on them for 2 years and about 20,000 miles. Any ideas why only one tire would be worn like this? Called my dealer and all they could come up with was it may just be a bad tire. Swapped the spare tire to the ground rim and will watch it. Love it if anyone has any ideas..
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Could be axle out of alinement. After 20,000 miles I'd be replacing tires anyway. Later RJD
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:41 AM   #10
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I dind't have my TT balanced when I got them last year. I see things moving about in the TT more than before (with the factory tires which had no weights on them so figured they weren't balanced).

I got new tires for cargo trailer and they just went and balanced them - I noticed it pulled much much smoother with the balanced tires. Was it I had a bad tire? these are better? No clue.

So july 1 we leave for a long trip (900-1000 miles) and I'm taking the TT in this week to get the tires balanced. Can't hurt and can only help. Also needs inspection and can check the brakes before the trip.

None of the tires on any of the trailers have shown cupping or other odd wear patterns. Replaced tires due to dry rot.
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