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Old 01-26-2012, 09:24 PM   #11
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I have never had trailer tires balanced. Maybe I should have Sallie ride in the trailer and see how things are.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #12
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I have never had trailer tires balanced. Maybe I should have Sallie ride in the trailer and see how things are.
Maybe YOU should ride in the back and let Sallie drive....:hihi:
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:13 PM   #13
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Maybe YOU should ride in the back and let Sallie drive....:hihi:
She does pull the trailer so that could work.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:21 PM   #14
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Well, today I removed the trailer wheels, took them to my favorite tire shop and had them balanced. Each needed anywhere from 1 to 1.5 ounce of lead in the right spot. The tech said there may still be a small amount of vibration, because these Goodyear Marathons are not quite as round as they should be. Hopefully the TT will appreciate today’s effort.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:26 PM   #15
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I recently put new tires on my 18' utility trailer before a trip to Florida with it to pick up a Corvette. I balanced the tires on it. Between the new tires (cheap bias replaced by the tire manufacturer under warranty because of weather cracks) and the balancing it sure did make that trailer pull better. One tire took an ounce or so, the other three took between 3 and 4 ounces
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:33 PM   #16
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Have always balanced trailer tires no matter how big or small the trailer. Also when trailer is new you can purchase road hazzard warranty on tires that a company sells even if you didn't buy the tires from them (Discount Tire).
Yes it cost me $10.50 per tire for a total of $42.00, but it is free replacement road hazzard not prorate.
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I cant believe anyone would not want there tires balanced. Its well worth the cost because they will last longer.
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I cant believe anyone would not want there tires balanced. Its well worth the cost because they will last longer.
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why are they not balanced initially at the factory? Is it the almighty $$ again?
yep
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This afternoon, completed the first tow with the balanced TT tires. A distance of 120 miles. I didn't expect to feel any difference in the TV. I did, however, notice it was more smooth. It was definitely worth having the TT wheels balanced. I highly recommend it.
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