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Posted: 05/26/20 04:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Definitely balance


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Posted: 05/26/20 06:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

83trekker wrote:

So i am about to go buy some new tires for my 5th wheel, and tire shop is saying dont bother pay to have them balanced , its not necessary.
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What does everybody do here? They are for 29ft 5th wheel 225-75-15


We have a total of 4 trailers, including a small, single axle utility trailer.....all have balanced tires! Non-balanced tires, put a lot of unnecessary abuse on the suspension components....as well as creating excessive tire wear! Out of balance tires also transmits additional shock to the camper....potentially shortening it’s life expectancy! Balanced tires, simply makes makes life better for the entire camper!


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Posted: 05/26/20 06:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DELETED......due to double post! memtb

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balance


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Posted: 05/26/20 07:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Never balanced a tire on 14-15 flatdeck trailers....three Stock trailers....four cargo trailer....one TT.....three 5th wheel rv trailers.....for several reasons that I and others have posted a dozen times on this website.

I'm happy...my tires and trailers are happy. I get 40k-55k miles a set. Tires wear even across the tread with no cupping.


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Posted: 05/26/20 08:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JIMNLIN wrote:

Never balanced a tire on 14-15 flatdeck trailers....three Stock trailers....four cargo trailer....one TT.....three 5th wheel rv trailers.....for several reasons that I and others have posted a dozen times on this website.

I'm happy...my tires and trailers are happy. I get 40k-55k miles a set. Tires wear even across the tread with no cupping.


Do you balance the tires on your cars or trucks? memtb

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Discount Tire balanced both sets of GY ENDURANCE tires I have purchased without asking to do so.


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JIMNLIN wrote:

Never balanced a tire on 14-15 flatdeck trailers....three Stock trailers....four cargo trailer....one TT.....three 5th wheel rv trailers.....for several reasons that I and others have posted a dozen times on this website.

I'm happy...my tires and trailers are happy. I get 40k-55k miles a set. Tires wear even across the tread with no cupping.


What is your reasons for not balancing?

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Discount Tire balanced both sets of GY ENDURANCE tires I have purchased without asking to do so.


Discount Tire in Burlington gave me the absolute best service at a tire shop I’ve ever had by far. In and out in an hour with 4 new BF Goodrich Commercial T/A’s, balanced and dressed perfectly for a great price on my last fiver. I was totally impressed.


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Never have balanced our trailers tires. Never have noticed any odd wear either. I guess if I didn't mount them myself I'd spring for the extra balancing fee. If your having a shop do it just have them balanced.


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