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Old 09-09-2016, 01:56 PM   #41
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I have not received mine yet, and I don't know what their method of balancing is. Apparently you have concerns about one or the other. Please elaborate
I had randomly asked a tire dealer about the Goodyear, Sailuns and Maxxon several weeks ago. Please note I don't own an RV yet-- just researching all facets. But I have seen a large amount of fifth wheel dealers put very poor quality tires to save money on their MSRP. A Columbus Palomino rep agreed with me that he realizes that many customers plan to upgrade tires immediately after they buy. But I digress. I first heard about balancing beads from that local tire dealer. Evidently because of the weight of the fifth wheels and the fact that they often sit, where the tire goes out of round,and then back in operation. The balancing beads are sort of an on ongoing method to help maintain balance
I have nothing to compare it to. Nor have I received feedback from anyone I know that have seen their effect. I was hoping to hear from others here regarding their effectiveness . It makes sense if they work because what a pain it would be to take your 40' fifth wheel into a tire dealer to maintain balance on your tires. I also seriously doubt an RV dealer actually balances a tire correctly anyways.


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Old 09-09-2016, 04:14 PM   #42
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I have never heard of the balancing beads. I don't know if I can agree with the theory that a tire/wheel combination would get out of balance just sitting. That's just my thought, not saying it's wrong. The tire "could" possibly get some what of a flat spot from sitting but once put in service I would believe it would go back to it's original shape. I have had vehicles sit for long periods of time and never noticed an issue when driven for the first time. I do agree that there are many rigs on the road that have never had the tires balanced and I believe that contributes to a lot of the failures we constantly hear about. An unbalanced tire/wheel with 1000's of pounds sitting on it while traveling at 60 mph is only going to tear itself apart at some point.

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I have never heard of the balancing beads. I don't know if I can agree with the theory that a tire/wheel combination would get out of balance just sitting. That's just my thought, not saying it's wrong. The tire "could" possibly get some what of a flat spot from sitting but once put in service I would believe it would go back to it's original shape. I have had vehicles sit for long periods of time and never noticed an issue when driven for the first time. I do agree that there are many rigs on the road that have never had the tires balanced and I believe that contributes to a lot of the failures we constantly hear about. An unbalanced tire/wheel with 1000's of pounds sitting on it while traveling at 60 mph is only going to tear itself apart at some point.

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Old 09-09-2016, 08:30 PM   #44
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I have used this in the past: KTB balancing liquid.. People that use it swear by it. I had it in my truck and trailer tires and had no problems with it contaminating the valves. Just remove the Schrader valve and pour the recommend amount in.

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Interesting stuff, live and learn. Thanks for the info.
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Interesting stuff, live and learn. Thanks for the info.
Texas RT-- well I still haven't heard any feedback from anyone that have used them yet-- only what the tire dealer said.


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Old 09-11-2016, 12:09 PM   #47
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Don't get ST's change your size to 235r80's and get a good LT truck tire. You will be happier and the price is cheaper
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Did you get new rims as well or just new tires? My new 2015 36fbts also comes with towmax and i figured i would replace them before putting too many miles on it.

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Balancing beads (sand) is used by tire dealers that don't have spin balancing equipment. I allowed a dealer in Phoneix to put that in my 19.5 front tires in January. They didn't have balancing equipments? Recently had the F 450 aligned and the shop manager asked if I had a tire out of balance. I needed an alignment due to shaking while at highway speeds. They dismounted the tires and took out the beads and balanced (spin). The alignment wasn't need, it was the beads.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:47 AM   #50
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Has anyone ever heard of, or used these tires Karrier ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range F.
I'm starting to shop around for tires for our 36 FBTS Pinnacle, I know many people recommend the G614's.
Check your rim pressure rating probably only its tagged in side that won't work with better tire ratings could blow rim apart tore my good friends leg apart when it exploded
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