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Old 04-22-2015, 12:22 PM   #1
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Balancing TT wheels?

I've notice on my TT wheels that they dont have weights. I'm thinking they should. What do U guys think.? 2014 TT 7 trips on it.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:38 PM   #2
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I'm going to watch this thread. I always thought they should be balanced, but am told that is not necessary. Why, I do not know. Curious to see if anyone has had theirs balanced and if it has helped or made no difference, whatsoever.

That said, I had a pair of unbalanced steel wheels with 14" tires on my last TT for about 6 years and they showed no signs of uneven or choppy wear. But the Jayco has 15" tires on aluminum mag wheels.
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My 2-cents on this. I have never heard of a negative aspect of balancing a tire, so therefore there is only positive results from doing so. Balancing is inexpensive, why not balance the tires?
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This is an old argument. Don't balance because no one rides in the trailer. Okay, I understand that. What is a good reason we balance tires on our tow vehicles? Maybe the tires will wear better? Maybe they will last longer? Less chance of blowout?

Before my first long trip, the tires will be balanced!

Oh yeah, one more reason; SAFETY??

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My 2-cents on this. I have never heard of a negative aspect of balancing a tire, so therefore there is only positive results from doing so. Balancing is inexpensive, why not balance the tires?
I've thought the same thing, but removing all four tires at once would be a PITA! Perhaps I'll ask my local mom & pop auto/tire place if they could do them 2 at a time. I wouldn't even ATTEMPT to pull my trailer into their facility!
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Thanks for the info-. This will be good training for me on what I'll need on fixing a flat down the line, plus balancing the wheels .
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:57 PM   #7
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I've never purposely had my trailer tires balanced. However the last set of tires I bought for my old trailer, the tire shop balanced them without me asking and did not charge extra. I noticed no difference in towing. However I traded the trailer shortly after that so I can't comment on long term effects.
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I've thought the same thing, but removing all four tires at once would be a PITA! Perhaps I'll ask my local mom & pop auto/tire place if they could do them 2 at a time. I wouldn't even ATTEMPT to pull my trailer into their facility!
When I replaced my tires, I took 2 in at a time then 3 with spare,had balanced too. not a place to manipulate a tt into!
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I found these the other day on the interweb and was VERY intrigued. What say you?

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It's my thinking the less shaking and vibration the better. Took two wheels off at a time. And I'm with touch-and-go. Tested my 12 ton bottle jack and made sure I could change a tire myself by jacking from the frame.
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