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Old 06-26-2011, 02:58 AM   #1
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TT Tire/wheel balancing?

Balancing of travel trailer tires...pro-con's? Necessary or not?
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:18 AM   #2
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A good idea. Mine took several ounces each. Discovered my spare had been "buffed" by the factory (Chinese) and would not balance correctly. After a bunch of hassle, I got a new tire out of it.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:44 AM   #3
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If you consider how much a car can shake with an out-of-balance tire, I think the answer is obvious.
We bead-balanced ours, so they will remian balanced for the life of the tire, with the added bonus of not having to rebalance when we added the tire pressure monitors.
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What is Bead Balance?

Old Post, New reader--What is bead balance. I saw something years ago (70's?) at Navy Pier trade show in Chicago that had something like a frisbee with birdshot in it. Is that the same thing?
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:29 PM   #5
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Yup, pretty much the same thing, but they use glass beads.
When I switched to D-rated Maxxis tires, they put the beads in. They said most of their commercial clients use them. With the beads, the tires are balanced for life.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:28 AM   #6
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Balanced is better, anytime the tire is out of balance it will wear out much faster
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:58 AM   #7
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I plan of having mine balanced too.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #8
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I have mine balanced
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You should have them balanced for sure. Better in terms of tire longevity and you won't shake your trailer apart.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:56 AM   #10
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pay a little extra for balancing

to be balanced is of most importance I think
we just bought a used 09 trailer
I did not even think to look and see
if the tires were ((not)) balanced

just assuming they come balanced when new

yes when replacing most all tires
always best to pay a little extra for balancing

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