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    Do you balance your radial trailer tires?

    Got a great price on new Kenda Karrier S-Trail ST145-R12 radial load range E tires from Recstuff after my bias ply blowout on the highway. Rec'd them mounted the other day but with no wheel weights. Called my local tire shop about balancing and they didn't take a stand either way. I'm thinking it definitely couldn't hurt to balance them and should help. What do you all do?
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    I happen to have a balancer and I pull my trailer too fast, so I do it but it is not necessary.

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    Its not a bad idea to do, but probably not completely necessary.

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    I do. I have even played around putting brand new bare rims on the balancer... some of them are pretty wacked from the get go.

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    I do it. I have a stupid venture trailer. I replaced everything on it and noticed the tires wearing weird. The next set I balanced and they wore nice. Prolly not necessary tho
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    I bought a brand new set of wheels and tires and took them to Discount Tire for balancing. One wasn't too bad off and the other was fairly out of balance. They didn't even charge me for the service

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    They didn't even charge me for the service
    Sounds like standard operating procedure. Took my new tires in for balancing and it was free, as well.
    One was off a quarter ounce, added 2 oz. weight to other. Looking forward to a worry-free seventy-two mph with my double trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyterrific View Post
    They didn't even charge me for the service
    Sounds like standard operating procedure. Took my new tires in for balancing and it was free, as well.
    One was off a quarter ounce, added 2 oz. weight to other. Looking forward to a worry-free seventy-two mph with my double trailer.
    Don't balance mine. Won't know the difference on a trailer.

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    Yea, not needed

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    I bet if you put a lot of miles on a trailer they will wear better. I have an enclosed trailer I haul all the time with my tools in it. The last set of tires I had installed were balanced and they seem to be wearing much better than the previous ones did. I am on my 3rd set of tires in almost 6 years on that trailer.

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