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Old 01-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Question wheel balance

does anyone balance the wheels on their travel trailer and if so does it help in towing bounce?.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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I have balanced them on another rig.

I did not notice any difference but I don't ride in the rig.
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Wouldn't balancing help remove a potential source of vibration?

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If you make any changes, such as adding metal stems or metal stems and TMPS sensors, you will most likely need to balance them.

You probably wouldn't notice any difference while towing after balancing but your TT will. Vibration will eventually damage something.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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They are not balanced when you buy the rig unless you do it yourself. I had my old rigs tires balanced and even used tire balancing fluid.

If a tire was really out of balance you should be able to see it in the rear view mirror. I have not balanced the tires on my new rig but will likely have them done eventually.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:41 AM   #6
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Even though you may not notice it... the vibration is hard on your rig... I always get mine balanced...
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Even though you may not notice it... the vibration is hard on your rig... I always get mine balanced...
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When we upgrade from the "E" Rated Maratons on our Pinnacle next month to the "G" Rated tires, we will get them balanced.
Unbalanced tires in some cases will also cause "Cupping" in the tire tread due the the bounce on the road.
Also the more viberation you coach chassis and frame gets going down the road, the more things will loosen up and start to come apart.
Just makes sense to me.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:42 PM   #9
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I agree, when I replaced and upgrade the tire on my old camper 2 years ago I had the tires balanced. Didn't notice any difference towing, but things inside the TT seemed to shift less!
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Why are they not balanced initially at the factory? Is it the almighty $$ again?
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