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Old 09-11-2014, 09:11 AM   #1
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Roll, Rattle and Shake

It got me again. Assuming.

The PO that I bought my trailer from a year ago or so is a very conscientious guy. He had just purchased new tires for the trailer so I assumed that they were in balance. I was wrong.

I've towed the trailer about 5,000 miles since I acquired it. I could see signs of jiggling but being a novice I just assumed that it was normal. I became more concerned after getting some cracks in the endcaps. A friend of mine owns a shop so I brought the trailer over there and had them balance the tires and wheels. They were waaay out of balance.

I did some research here on Centramatics vs. ceramic beads and decided on the beads. Hopefully things will be a little smoother now. But I'm not going to [i]assume[/] they will be smoother. I downloaded an Accelerometer app for my iPhone and I'm going to try and get some information from it.

Now if I could just get one of my sons to volunteer to ride in the trailer...

John
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Old 09-11-2014, 11:18 AM   #2
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Poppy, I have never tried either, I would be interested in the data you collect. Good luck with your rider, lol.
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Old 09-11-2014, 12:37 PM   #3
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It'd be better to use tape or stick-tack (that stuff college students use to hang posters) or something like that to secure the phone to the floor. No motion sickness danger required, plus it'll be more accurate since you won't have a moving human being interfering with the readings.

But if you don't have "before" measurements, it's going to be hard to tell how much it has improved.
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Old 09-11-2014, 12:56 PM   #4
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I do wish I had a baseline. But I am going to experiment with different tire pressures. I thought I would just velcro the phone to a counter top.

I'll post readings here. Perhaps others can do the same and we will start to gain some perspective.

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