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Old 03-27-2011, 11:57 PM   #11
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As you can see some people are adamant about balancing and some are not. I would guess that most trailer tires are not balanced.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:42 AM   #12
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YES - always balance all high speed tires - regardless of their size.

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Okay, when was the last time you balanced a motorcycle tire? :hihi:
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:09 AM   #13
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Okay, when was the last time you balanced a motorcycle tire? :hihi:
I have a freind who works at a Harley dealer and yes...they balance their tires too. Can you imagine trying to hang onto handlebars that are vibrating at 70 mph? Yes, all high speed tires should be balanced.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:20 AM   #14
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Okay, when was the last time you balanced a motorcycle tire? :hihi:
What? You never balanced motorcycle tires???? Especially on street bikes???

See Step 5 within: http://www.ehow.com/how_4424178_bala...cle-tires.html

Seriously... Balance tires to:
- reduce vibrations.
- reduce tire wear.
- reduce bearing wear.
- obtain better MPGs.
- retuce risk of tire blow out.
- obtain better road contact.

Sounds like many positive reasons to balance motorcycle tires as well...

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Old 03-28-2011, 08:24 AM   #15
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I have a freind who works at a Harley dealer and yes...they balance their tires too. Can you imagine trying to hang onto handlebars that are vibrating at 70 mph? Yes, all high speed tires should be balanced.
Yes, it makes sense.
I made the comment to widen the thought process.
It seems some people don't worry or think about vibration in the trailer, and with this and other threads on the topic, has me wondering if Jayco does tire balancing at their factory? From other comments here, it seems the dealers themselves have mixed views on balancing. For myself, I would very much prefer to have our 22FB trailer tires balanced. I also know that for our pop-up trailer, the 13" tires were never balanced, by the dealer or us, and we put on probably 20,000 miles without incident.
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Anything you can do to prevent shaking inside the trailer and therefore extend its life has to be a good thing.
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I have sent a question by e-mail to the Jayco factory, asking if they balance the tires during the assembly process. If they reply, I will post their answer here.
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thanks for all the replies I believe most were in agreement to balance, seems like the right thing to do .thanks again.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:42 PM   #19
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ok...seems to be balance=yes...

So how do you do it? Do you remove the tires and carry them in or drag the trailer to a tire shop....not sure I trust any of the tire shops around here to jack up my trailer....
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YES - always balance all high speed tires - regardless of their size.

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