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Old 11-21-2016, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I went to pick up my new 22 foot vee nose trailer. On the drive home I get up to 50 mph and shakes like crazy, drove straight back to the dealer, they say that a tire must be out of balance. They also said that trailer tires are never balanced but promised to take the tires to get them balanced. Do you think that is all that's wrong or is it something else, I'm kind of paranoid now.

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Old 11-21-2016, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You know I was thinking the same thing, anyone ever see trailer tires balanced?
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When I had my inline trailer, I got the 14" tires/rims balanced. If you look at some car tires, they have big weights on them to get them to balance. The trailer will be better when the tires are balanced(i'd get the spare done too).
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Found this on a quick search.
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At etrailer.com, our tire and wheel combinations are mounted so that the high heavy spot on the tire is aligned with the low light spot on the wheel. This provides adequate balance for trailer tires.

If you buy new tires for a set of rims, you can have them balanced. If you do balance trailer tires, remember that many trailer wheels are centered by the position of the lug bolts (these wheels are lug-centric) and not the center bore of the wheel. To get the best tire balance for lug-centric wheels, you should have them balanced using a pin plate adapter. This mimics the way a lug-centric wheel is mounted to a hub.
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I always have my trailer tires(sled and boat trailers) Makes one hell of a difference.
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I always balance my trailer tires. Not really any high quality trailer tires on the market anymore, and anything I can do to keep them together while going down the road, is money well spent.
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[QUOTE=Grassman24;17579289]Found this on a quick search.
Tire Balancing
At etrailer.com, our tire and wheel combinations are mounted so that the high heavy spot on the tire is aligned with the low light spot on the wheel. This provides adequate balance for trailer tires.

If you buy new tires for a set of rims, you can have them balanced. If you do balance trailer tires, remember that many trailer wheels are centered by the position of the lug bolts (these wheels are lug-centric) and not the center bore of the wheel. To get the best tire balance for lug-centric wheels, you should have them balanced using a pin plate adapter. This mimics the way a lug-centric wheel is mounted to a hub.[/

That's something I didn't know about the rims........thanks, gonna look into that on my trailer......
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Found this on a quick search.
Tire Balancing
At etrailer.com, our tire and wheel combinations are mounted so that the high heavy spot on the tire is aligned with the low light spot on the wheel. This provides adequate balance for trailer tires.

If you buy new tires for a set of rims, you can have them balanced. If you do balance trailer tires, remember that many trailer wheels are centered by the position of the lug bolts (these wheels are lug-centric) and not the center bore of the wheel. To get the best tire balance for lug-centric wheels, you should have them balanced using a pin plate adapter. This mimics the way a lug-centric wheel is mounted to a hub.[/

That's something I didn't know about the rims........thanks, gonna look into that on my trailer......


Didn't mean to copy that.... thanks for that info, something I hadn't thought about, gonna check my rims !


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Old 11-21-2016, 08:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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A friend of mine had the same problem. They balanced the tires and all is well... I guess anything to save a few bucks....
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Didn't mean to copy that.... thanks for that info, something I hadn't thought about, gonna check my rims !


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No problem. I never knew that info either. Good post = good learning moment.
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