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View Poll Results: What method of Tire Weighting do you prefer?
weights, because that's all I know 21 52.50%
beads, because that's all I know 1 2.50%
after trying both, I prefer Weights 4 10.00%
after trying both, I prefer Beads 7 17.50%
I don't use balancing, even on the steers 2 5.00%
I use something else after trying W and B 5 12.50%
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:15 AM   #1
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POLL for 22.5" tire WEIGHT preference

In hopes of maybe learning something from the collective wisdom, would you please vote what you have?
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If you read and don't vote, our results won't be worth much. Please vote.
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I think it would work better if you said method of tire balancing, vs tire weight.

Why didn't you put down the centramatic/balancemaster type? They are very common.
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I think it would work better if you said method of tire balancing, vs tire weight.

Why didn't you put down the centramatic/balancemaster type? They are very common.

Good points, and I didn't know that centramatics were common to MHs.

If a MOD will delete this thread, I will start a new one, using your suggestions.
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You should really change the title to "Tire Balancing Methods, which do you prefer" Tire weights is very confusing.
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You should really change the title to "Tire Balancing Methods, which do you prefer" Tire weights is very confusing.


Yep, posts 3,4,5 just need to be read by a MOD. If he deletes the thread, I can correct the mistake I made.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:01 PM   #7
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Keep the votes coming, guys. The interesting thing so far is that, of people that have tried both weights and beads, the vote is split 50/50. Would those of you that have tried both care to comment?
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I wanted to stress 'the something else', so I voted that way. But, I pay to have all wheels spin balanced with weights. But, I also have Centramatics on each wheel axle.

I also always make a point to talk with the Tire Manager, and the installer if they will let me, and ask them to take extra time to 'center' the tire on the rim. 5 1/2 years ago, I tipped the get doing the work $5 each wheel up front, and a promise of another $5 per wheel at the end. $80 tip I felt was a good tip for him, and over I had hoped 7 yeas of driving, relatively inexpensive. He called me over for each wheel, and showed me the tire centering line (my term), and measured with a metal ruler in four locations on the wheel, to show me that all four measurements were the same.

It does not matter how well a tire is 'balanced' - if he tire is mounted to the rim off centered. And egg effect, and with 22.5" tires, just being off a bit, really can give you a road vibration.

So my answer to the poll is 'Weight Balanced on all wheels, and Centramatics on all axle positions.'.

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I have moved from weights to ceramic beads and will probably go to centramatics next
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I use centramatics all wheels.
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Centramatics, all three axles.
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Seems like centramatics are a one-time purchase, can be mounted quickly, can be moved to a different motor home if you sell what you have. Is that about it?


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Old 08-24-2015, 07:22 AM   #14
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NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!

Centramatic Corporation is next door to Motor Home Specialists in Alvaredo, TX. They're having a special this week in conjunction with a truck show.

Normally it's $200 Steers and $215 Drives, installed. The special is $180 per axle this week. Hey, $50 is $50, right?

All I need to do is get the salesman to take it over there, and I'm a happy camper!
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