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Old 01-13-2009, 10:43 AM   #15
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The equal and dyna beads come with o rings that go over the valve stem. That may tell you if there is any powder in there.

The reason you do not need to balance the rear tires, is there much more weight from all the stuff hanging off the back. The weight makes the rotation much more round. But i would rather have them balanced to start with.

I had a hard time getting the shimmy out of my used MH. I had them balanced, rotated, and then finally the equal removed, then spin balance with lead.

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Old 02-06-2009, 01:36 PM   #16
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I have equal in all my tires and have no balance issues. I think that is asking for trouble to not have the duals balanced.


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Old 02-06-2009, 07:21 PM   #17
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All four of my coach tires (super singles on the rear) are balanced with Equal. Couldn't ask for a smoother ride.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:07 PM   #18
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No Equal, Splenda or Sweet n' Low in any of my tires....super smooth ride just the same.

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Old 02-07-2009, 03:12 PM   #19
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I had equal and my tire bounced like crazy. I put koni fsd shocks on and balanced the front tires with lead. I still had a shimmy. I found a really good truck tire place and the remove the equal, reseated the tires and balanced with lead. finally, I have a smooth ride.

They told the reason you don't need to balance the rear, is because of all the wieght. The heavy load will round out any high spots in the tire. Remember we have a lot hanging off the back and lots of house hold appliances and lots sh.....t, shuff.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:42 PM   #20
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I installed CentraMatic wheel balancers on my Freightliner MDT. The tires still looked great after 38,000 miles with no abnormal wear signs and the ride was always smooth. I transfered them to my coach when we traded-in our 5'er for the motorhome (same size wheels and still F/L chassis). Have not been disappointed with their performance. IF interested you can get more info from their website at www.centramatic.com (I do NOT have any interest in them other than I use them). Just my $.02

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