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Bigbird65

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Posted: 03/03/20 07:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A lot of RV trailers come from the factory with tandem axles and leaf springs. A lot of manufactures, Winnebago for example, use very cheap nylon bushings on the spring ends, 7 per side. If the tires are not balanced the bushings wear out faster than if the tires are balanced. Not trying to start out a balance vs non-balance war, just laying out the facts. Here is a photo of the bushings that I changed out at 15,000 miles on my first RV trailer, non-balanced tires. I always keep my RV tires balanced now.
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Then on top of all those points above is trailer hubs are not balanced anywayz. As was mentioned adding weights may or may not work the best.


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All of the above is why I use balancing beads.


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We tried balancing beads three times on an rv bus, and the tires never balanced well. They don't work for me.

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Gulfcoast wrote:

We tried balancing beads three times on an rv bus, and the tires never balanced well. They don't work for me.

To tell the truth, I have no idea whether they work or not. But with all the problems and conditions mentioned here and elsewhere, I figured it would be better than nothing. Reviews I read online seemed promising, so, why not?
With the previous Maxxis’, no balancing and nothing really moved around in the camper.
New Endurances and nothing moves around, either.
I dunno. Guess I could jack up the wheels, rig up a drill to spin ‘em, and see....
Naw, that ain’t gonna happen.

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We don't go out enough to justify LT tires on travel trailer, so we went with the Goodyear Endurance.. so far so good.

If I had more trips or higher mileage, I would step up to LTs, maybe even Michelin ribs I hear about..

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