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Old 10-13-2015, 05:45 PM   #1
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Balancing New Tires: Beads or Spin ?

I am in he process of buying new Michelon tires for my class A and I am looking for input on which method of balancing is best or preferred: Beads or Spin?
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I use beads in all our tires!
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I use I am happy with Dyna Beads - the large ones for RV's and Motorhomes that do not require a filtered valve stem.
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my original set was on spin, the new set is on beads. i will say - beads is ok, spin is better. my next set will be on spin.
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Spin balance all tires, and Centramatics on all axles....

With luck a tire will be on a wheel for 5-7 years, so the cost of balancing a tire over 5 years - is not all that much!

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Equal in my Michelin XRV's. Seems to work well.
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Spin is more accurate, but that said, I have beads in my spare tire.
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Spin balancing is great for the tires when new, but as they start to wear down, change shape, get dirt and debris stuck in them, the spin balance will change. The beads adjust everytime you drive.
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Centramatic on all 4 corners. Happy with them.
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beads never need re balancing
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New Michelon Tires

I am having new Michelon tires installed tomorrow on my class A RV. Is it necessary to get an alignment also? I am leaving Maine at the end of October to head south. Should I drive the new tires some and then get an alignment after reaching Florida?
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I am having new Michelon tires installed tomorrow on my class A RV. Is it necessary to get an alignment also? I am leaving Maine at the end of October to head south. Should I drive the new tires some and then get an alignment after reaching Florida?

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Are the old tires wearing evenly? If so, your alignment shouldn't hurt the new tires.

Josam's in Orlando is probably the best alignment shop for motorhomes in the country.


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