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Old 08-30-2020, 01:07 PM   #1
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Worth the time and $$

I've got an '05 cruiser crossroads and I decided since this pandemic stuff has finally letting up a little bit and possibly be able to do a camping trip I decided it was time for new tires so I ordered four off the internet and then I went to home Depot and spent a little over a hundred and got me the tire changer today wife and I we started with two first tire was fine The second tire had a big bulge in the tread I'm sure this thing would have blown out probably an hour down the road next weekend we're going to change the other two tires and all I can say is with a $500 deductible everything I got for this I'm still money ahead
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Old 08-30-2020, 01:59 PM   #2
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What type of tires did you buy? Brand etc.
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Old 08-30-2020, 02:34 PM   #3
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Off the wall Du run from eBay. 4 @325. I know cheep but only go out twice a year at less than 100 miles from home
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Old 08-30-2020, 04:09 PM   #4
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I picked up a tire changer at Harbor freight a few years back for $50 or so. Have used it many, many times over the years on junk work cars, kids cars, ect. Paid for itself many times over. When the time comes, I'll be doing the trailer tires as well.
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Old 08-30-2020, 07:33 PM   #5
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I also changed many tires, and do a lot of my own repairs be it with a plug or proper radial patch. BUT when it come to installing 4 new Goodyear Endurance I wanted high pressure steel stems, and a high speed spin balance on each tire done. I don't own a tire balancer or even an old bubble balance so some times your cheaper to get the boys with the right tools to keep your toys at there finest. Don't get me wrong, old tire don't warrant a tire shop, nor do cheap Chinese tires, but a wheel balance pays for itself a thousand times over. Add life to the tire but more importantly eliminates your trailer being shook apart literally...
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Old 09-01-2020, 09:36 AM   #6
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I have to agree with Aceallenk...Even though it is not necessary to balance trailer tires I do have mine balanced...
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Old 09-01-2020, 05:51 PM   #7
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I had one wheel assembly that wouldn't balance with out 10" of lead and still my tire guy said he wouldn't do...crossroads sent me a new tire and rim...balanced perfect.
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:05 PM   #8
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I had one wheel assembly that wouldn't balance with out 10" of lead and still my tire guy said he wouldn't do...crossroads sent me a new tire and rim...balanced perfect.
Rv tires need to be put centric balanced, unlike autos that are hub centric balanced, otherwise you may end up as you mentioned with tons of weights added.
Rv wheels are centered on the hub by the lugs, autos by the hub is the difference.
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Old 03-01-2021, 11:41 AM   #9
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I recently bought four new tires to replace the OE 'China Bombs' on my TT.

Knowing that the current health crisis has hit high street business hard, and that many employees are on reduced schedules, I thought I'd see if I could help out.

I visited a couple of tire stores, some of whom were rigid in their $25 plus tax, plus valve stem policy when confronted with a customer who bought tires 'elsewhere' (I don't blame them one bit..!) but I finally found a stand alone with all the equipment who offered, "You bring your old wheels and tires in, I'll remove the existing, mount and balance your new ones, you take the junk tires away, $50.00 cash"

I made two trips as I could only jack up and remove the tires on one side of my TT at a time, but in two hours the job was done, and the tire guy had a crispy $50 in his pocket.

Everybody won.....(except possibly Uncle Sam on this occasion I suspect)
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