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#16 Jerrybob

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 09:34 AM

My two cents....have had several trailers...currently have two....our Casita and a car trailer.....have never balanced tires on a trailer.  I have never worn tires out on a trailer.......I have replaced several sets due to age. Replaced our Casita tires last years after 7 years.  Replaced car trailer tires last year after 14 years.  Both had plenty of tread left....the Casita tires showed no sidewall problems.....the car trailer had some noticeable sidewall/weather cracks.  I personally do not see a need for trailer tire balancing....just my opinion. BTW....I know I waited too long on the car trailer tires replacement.....5 to 7 years is a good rule.   Safe travels all! 


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#17 Jim&Clare

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 02:56 PM

My two cents....have had several trailers...currently have two....our Casita and a car trailer.....have never balanced tires on a trailer.  I have never worn tires out on a trailer.......I have replaced several sets due to age. Replaced our Casita tires last years after 7 years.  Replaced car trailer tires last year after 14 years.  Both had plenty of tread left....the Casita tires showed no sidewall problems.....the car trailer had some noticeable sidewall/weather cracks.  I personally do not see a need for trailer tire balancing....just my opinion. BTW....I know I waited too long on the car trailer tires replacement.....5 to 7 years is a good rule.   Safe travels all! 

 

It is completely illogical to NOT balance a 40 lb mass that is spinning at over 800 hundred RPM.

That is over 13 times a second if that makes it easier to visualize.

Unless you like replacing rivets I suppose.....


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#18 Jerrybob

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:32 AM

 

My two cents....have had several trailers...currently have two....our Casita and a car trailer.....have never balanced tires on a trailer.  I have never worn tires out on a trailer.......I have replaced several sets due to age. Replaced our Casita tires last years after 7 years.  Replaced car trailer tires last year after 14 years.  Both had plenty of tread left....the Casita tires showed no sidewall problems.....the car trailer had some noticeable sidewall/weather cracks.  I personally do not see a need for trailer tire balancing....just my opinion. BTW....I know I waited too long on the car trailer tires replacement.....5 to 7 years is a good rule.   Safe travels all! 

 

It is completely illogical to NOT balance a 40 lb mass that is spinning at over 800 hundred RPM.

That is over 13 times a second if that makes it easier to visualize.

Unless you like replacing rivets I suppose.....

 

The nice thing about opinions....everybody has one. I simply was telling my experiences with trailer tires.....never had a problem with rivets or anything else on my trailers.  I am gonna stick with being "completely illogical" because 40+ years of experience pulling trailers makes me feel comfortable.  Thanks for sharing your opinion.....safe travels and stay balanced.    


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#19 Hot Toddy

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 12:15 PM

Egads! Where did you find this post? It is 8 years old. I'd call the tire manufacturer or my local tire shop for an answer. Short of that, you will never miss $25.

 

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#20 Jerrybob

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:16 AM

8 years old is nothing Toddy.....heck....I got new shoes older than that and my tow rig is 16 years old.....old is good. LOL!!!!     


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#21 clairemr1

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 10:20 AM

8 years old is nothing Toddy.....heck....I got new shoes older than that and my tow rig is 16 years old.....old is good. LOL!!!!     

    since everyone does not agree with tire balancing, the age of this posting is irrelevant. obviously, we still disagree.

    i split the difference. never balanced my original GMs, got nearly 70,000 miles from them. balanced the new set of carlisles, we'll see how they fare..............


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#22 Jerrybob

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 03:16 PM

I agree....whatever makes one happy is my motto.  When I was a kid.....I use to have a tendendcy to drift left so my Dad put rocks in my right pocket.....straightened and balanced me right out...stopped walking in circles and getting nowhere.   Safe travels all.