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Old 06-02-2006, 09:50 AM   #1
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Tire trueing?

Has anyone tried trueing the tires on their Airstream?
So many problems with blowouts it seems any edge may
be worth trying
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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Truing the tires?

I don't think I've heard of anyone match mounting, let alone truing.
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:06 AM   #3
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The best advice you can get on preventing blowouts is to balance your tires, keep them at proper tire pressures, cover them when the trailer is stored, and start considering replacements in either year four or 5. If you buy a used trailer, look at that date stamp on the tire.

A trailer tire is a very different product that an auto or truck tire. Truing a tire if the term means what I think it does (makes sure the tire is perfectly round?), may help the ride quality, but I don't believe it's a blow out preventative.

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It occured to me after reading that the classic GMC front-wheel drive motorhomes often suffer a vibration in the rear wheels (dual front to back with airbag suspension)
that is solved by trueing the tires. Few ride down the highway in a big Airstream to know what is going on in the trailer. But a harmonic hop getting set up could be
hard on the tires.
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