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Old 11-21-2006, 02:18 AM   #1
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Putting new tires on my MH. Dealer suggested "Sand" balancing (actually I believe they are small pellets) as it works well with larger tires. I use Goodyear 670 245/70/19.5 tires, Load Range F.
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:18 AM   #2
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Putting new tires on my MH. Dealer suggested "Sand" balancing (actually I believe they are small pellets) as it works well with larger tires. I use Goodyear 670 245/70/19.5 tires, Load Range F.
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:22 AM   #3
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Ron, I just had the beads put in one tire last month (right front) after a flat repair. (I figured I might as well get the tire rebalanced since they dismounted it for the flat repair.)
There's several different types of "beads" or powder out there... Dyna Beads, Equal beads, and the one I used was "Tech" balancing beads. On a 19.5 tire, you should have them use at least a 6.5 ounce bead package. And make sure they install the longer Schrader valve "filter" guts in your valve stems (this supposedly keeps the beads out of your air valve when you test the air pressure).
On my Brave, and I've noticed several other Winnies, the valve stem was brass and had a slight curve or bend to it. This prevented the tire dealer from installing the slightly longer Schrader valve "guts" in the stem. They replaced my valve with a similar steel valve that was straight and then inserted the longer "filter" valve guts. The new valve was very close to the "porthole" on the wheel cover simulators, but I can still use my two-footed air pressure tester on it. Moral of this story: make sure any new tire valves they install will have enough clearance to test air pressure with your wheel covers installed.

I like the balancing beads. Seems to work well.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:12 AM   #4
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No need to balance motorhome tires.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:20 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tom N:
No need to balance motorhome tires. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why?
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:19 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ISLAPP:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tom N:
No need to balance motorhome tires. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are they balanced on a new motorhome?? Mine have never been. I have never had a tire balanced on any motorhome and have never had an out of balance problem.

Large diameter tires rotate half as fast or less than an automobile tire because of their much larger circumference. For automobile tires out of balance does not show up until 50 or 60 mph. This would equate to 100 or 120 mph for a 19.5" or 22.5" tire.

IMHO, save your $$s.
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I've had two sets (6 each) of 22.5" tires balanced in the past 12 months and both times a severe vibration disappeared as a result. My first set had the powder, and I tried the Centramatic balancers, neither worked for me.
At over $300/tire I will spend the extra $20 each to balance with lead.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by abarkl:
I've had two sets (6 each) of 22.5" tires balanced in the past 12 months and both times a severe vibration disappeared as a result. My first set had the powder, and I tried the Centramatic balancers, neither worked for me.
At over $300/tire I will spend the extra $20 each to balance with lead. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We're your 22.5" tires balanced from the factory when the coach was new??
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All six of my Brave tires were balanced w/ lead rim weights from Winnebago. Coach has just over 10K miles now. Over the past two or three thousand miles, I've noticed a slight out-of-balance condition in the front end while driving at highway speeds 60 - 65 mph. And just 500 miles ago I had the balancing beads put in the right front tire; that seems to have definitely reduced the "jiggle" or out-of-balance condition.
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My old Vectra and my '05 Suncruiser (22.5") did not come balanced from Winnebago.
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Mine came balanced with the lead weights from Winnebago. The two front ones broke off because the wheel liners were rubbing against them. I had the equalizer powder put in them.
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I might have to agree with 'Tom N'. I'm on my third motorhome. First was purchased used, the last two were new. None of them had any weights of any kind on the wheels, inside or out.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ronald Smith:
Putting new tires on my MH. Dealer suggested "Sand" balancing (actually I believe they are small pellets) as it works well with larger tires. I use Goodyear 670 245/70/19.5 tires, Load Range F. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Have the tires balanced Ron. You won't be sorry.

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I will have them balanced. Mine is a 2001 Winn Adventurer and the tires have lead weights. For those who said theirs weren't, did you take the wheel covers off to check? Don't see the weights unless you do. Or they may have been balanced internally with pellets. My tires have big enough weights on them where I am sure they would vibrate if not balanced.
Do plan to have them balanced
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