TRAILER TIRE BALANCING......Fact or Fiction??
Posted 10 September 2007 - 05:37 AM
2007 Casita Liberty Deluxe (Sold June 2011) & Honda Odyssey
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 11:37 AM
Logic dictates that the rotating assembly should be balanced to prevent hammering the trailer chasis with a vibratory load and maintaining even wear on the tire. I don't know why any tire shop would recommend that trailer tires not be balanced and see no reason why Casita would recommend it except for the fact that no one sits back there to feel that load and complain about it.
Edited by Jerry & Christine, 10 September 2007 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 10 September 2007 - 03:16 PM
Unless things have change since I changed tires back in the 50's the red spot is where you are supose to line up the TIRE with the Valve stem on the Rim
THEN THEN THEN YOU BALANCE your tire'tires after inflating them but to US Old Timers that is just plain ole Blowing them up
No tecnical terms from this Ole Swamp Yankee
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 08:05 PM
Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:53 PM
2007 17' SD (un-named)
2006 GMC 1500
Posted 14 September 2007 - 05:33 PM
Edited by Bill & Karen, 14 September 2007 - 05:35 PM.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 06:05 AM
Most of the newer airstreams have larger brake drums so it is more important to them, but the cast iron brake drums are not balanced.
A couple of of the airstream members did not believe it so while changing their tires they checked the drums too. The worst drum was 5 ounces out of balance, most were about 2 ounces out.
So the axle factory sends axles out, and the drums are round, but they don't balance. Until the customer complains why change it?
Posted 19 September 2007 - 09:05 AM
Looks like a lot of FOD damage on the fan. I doubt that the Germans grounded it. The vibration was probably so bad, that ithe engine was out of the operating limits so it had to be removed. Could have happened on landing due to thrust reverser operation.