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Old 06-23-2008, 11:08 AM   #1
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Manual says ST225/75R15LRC 50 psi -- PO used ST225/75R15LRD at 65 psi

Hi All,
1) What's best (C or D) for my 30ft. 1998 Excella 1000 (GVWR 8300#)?
2) In searches, I've seen references to Spin Balance Tire & Wheel, Static Balance Tire & Wheel, and something called Road Force Balance. I think Spin Balance Tire & Wheel is what I should have done when I buy, but need confirmation.

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Old 06-23-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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hi walt

a reasonable case could be made for either the c or d rated tires...

my vote would fall on the d rated side, perhaps at 55-60 psi...

or 65 psi if towing at 65+ mph.

hunter road force balancing is a superior method of matching/balancing the tire/wheel package...

and i utilize it on the stacks of low profile tires and performance rims in the garage...

BUT for a trailer running tall tires and with unbalanced hubs/drums, the extra cost and precision is suspect.

it might be better 2 spend that $ to add centramatics to the runny gear,

and rely on the more common spin balance for the tire/wheels...


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This is the finest method of balancing a tire, wheel, hub and drum assembly.

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Old 06-23-2008, 08:26 PM   #4
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Hi 2air (That seems deflated with no Capital A) & Andy,

You 2 have helped think through many issues -- thank you both.

Couldn't get into the local(?) Camping World shop's schedule until tomorrow, but they met/beat the local competition price for the same 4 - ST225/75R15LRD Marathons after some 'discussion' (After all I am a member of their club). It will be the D's and a spin balance tomorrow PM. I will inflate them to the 65 psi for freeway speeds+ (I5, in some parts, is 75+ conditions permitting).

Andy, California hasn't been one of my favorite places to go since the 1965 Watts introduction (It was Jr>Sr Yr. summer vacation from Penn State in Manhattan Beach and commuting to Culver City -- 50 calibers on Jeeps on street corners don't interest me, though I did get lost while driving through the areas with the fires - they were interesting). Where is Corona, maybe (If it's somewhat north) the next time I gotta do something you can do, we can get together.

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