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Old 02-27-2015, 12:25 PM   #15
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Have had Equal in the front tires for the past 70,000 miles. No issues with Toyo and Bridgestone tires.

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Old 02-27-2015, 12:41 PM   #16
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Equal here. Works well, IMHO.

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Old 02-27-2015, 01:10 PM   #17
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If the OP meant real sand, I think it would be like an abrasive to the inside of the tire, so I would not recommend it. The other products mentioned, Equal and DynaBeads, have probably been tested for abrasiveness.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:03 PM   #18
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Be sure to get IN WRITING that the use of any similar product will not void your tire warranty.
Just a salesman telling its OK is NOT good enough.
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Old 02-27-2015, 04:09 PM   #19
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Had equal installed last year, ride was rough. after going back the the dealer two times they removed the equal from the front tires and spin balanced and it is much smoother. Form now on I will only spin balance.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:18 PM   #20
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I elected to save $15 on a set of six Hercules tires by weight balancing them. After a couple hundred miles the fronts were so out of round I had to shave them, remove the lead weights and add the beads.

But hey, I cant think of a better reason to exclaim this threads gives new meaning to "go pound sand".
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:52 PM   #21
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Not to be a smart a$$ but what happens when a front tire blows that has BB`s or ceramic beads or whatever in them.

Years ago I worked in a retread facility and repaired alot of truck tires. Personally I would not put anything in them but air.
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I don't want to hi jack this thread but does anyone know where you can get the filtered schreader valves I have looked all over with no luck.
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:00 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by jacwjames View Post
Are you talking about Dynabeads (I believe it is a ceramic bead)?

I used this in my rear tires.

I had my front tires balanced while mounted on the coach. They then added weights. Problem was is that the weights used an adhesive and were attached on the inside of the rim. Both sets got thrown off after a short while, fortunately the tires don's seem to be unbalanced.

In the future I will used the Dynabead in the front tires.
Just mix up some JB-Weld, put a dab on each end of the weights! They will stay put till your next set of tires! I did this on my semi, and never lost the stick on weights! And I had many more miles than any MH could ever think about putting on in one year! And, I never used beads or the like inside the tires! Just the spin balance and weights! Also, I had the Centramatic's on the truck and trailer! Same concept as the beads in the tires, but no tire warranty problems, no sand in the valve stems, and if I did sling a weight, the tire stayed balanced till I put another weight back on! I could have gotten by with just the centramatic's, but just old fashioned about spin balancing the tires first!
Plus, when you spin balance a tire on the truck or the machine, you can see how much weight it requires, and how true it runs for out of round!
If the tire took more than 4 ounces of weight, or was out of round, I would tell them to get another tire!
It's your money and your tires, so do what you think is right!
But in all the years I had owning my truck and trailer, I had very little tire problems and got very good wear and mileage out of each set!
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To each his own, but I can tell you without trepidation that my chassis manufacturer, Freightliner, says absolutely not to put anything inside the tire.
Not even air?

Seriously, I think you may have taken a statement out of context. Dynamic Balancing via Equal, Dynabeads, and similar products is a standard tire industry procedure and I don't think any chassis manufacturer disapproves. Could you cite where Freightliner says that? I found nothing like that in the Freightliner RV Chassis Maintenance Manual or the RV Chassis Operating Manual.

Some people try to use substitutes for the known and accepted brands of dynamic balancing products. Those may or may not work, or may have long term deleterious effects. I would expect Freightliner to caution against that sort of thing, simply because it is an unknown.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:31 AM   #25
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I tried the sand 3 yrs ago, when you check the air in your tires you have to be very carful to blow air back in the tire because most places do not put the "little sand filters" in when like they say they did.. this results in sand getting caught in the seal and the tires will leak air.. I had it all taken out.. bad idea... all my tires were down to 40 psi the next week... ! this stuff is a joke..!
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Maybe off topic but has anybody ever used their levelling jacks to break the tire bead from rim.
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Originally Posted by roddie View Post
Maybe off topic but has anybody ever used their levelling jacks to break the tire bead from rim.
No, but it sure sounds like a good idea. Could have done that a few years ago on a tractor tire if I had been smart like you.
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I don't want to hi jack this thread but does anyone know where you can get the filtered schreader valves I have looked all over with no luck.
Look here
Dyna Beads and Accessories

then scroll down about 80% of the page.


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