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Old October 17th 03, 03:48 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Glenn Clark
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Hi All,

Do you need to balance the tyres and wheel on the caravan, usually they
don't tend to balance them when you say its a caravan.

Thanks

Glenn


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Old October 17th 03, 04:45 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Bill
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"Glenn Clark" wrote in message
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Hi All,

Do you need to balance the tyres and wheel on the caravan, usually they
don't tend to balance them when you say its a caravan.


I do. My reasoning is that if the car is doing 60 mph so obviously is the
caravan. Most people would not want to drive their cars with unbalanced
wheels due to potential accelerated wear on the running gear, and the same
applies to the caravan.

Bill


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Old October 17th 03, 05:49 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
klyne
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"Glenn Clark" wrote in message
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Hi All,

Do you need to balance the tyres and wheel on the caravan, usually they
don't tend to balance them when you say its a caravan.

Thanks



Glenn

I would always have mine balance, particularly if you have Tyron Safety
Bands fitted. However when I recently had new tyre they did not balance the
wheels and the fitter seemed surprise when I took them back to be done.


David - Milton Keynes
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Old October 17th 03, 06:27 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Glenn Clark tried to scribble ...

Hi All,

Do you need to balance the tyres and wheel on the caravan, usually
they don't tend to balance them when you say its a caravan.

Thanks

Glenn


I do ...

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Old October 18th 03, 12:37 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"Glenn Clark" wrote in message
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Hi All,

Do you need to balance the tyres and wheel on the caravan, usually they
don't tend to balance them when you say its a caravan.

Thanks

Glenn



I balance mine. I would have thought that vibration form unbalanced wheels
can't be doing the wall and roof seams any good, let alone the suspension.

IRL


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Old October 18th 03, 12:40 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Peter Milnes
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It can only be beneficial to the act of towing. If the caravan wheels are
balanced you can eliminate any untoward hops and skips which may tend to start a
snake or even a topple.

Cheers, Peter.

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: In article , Glenn
: Clark wrote.....
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: Hi All,
: Do you need to balance the tyres and wheel on the caravan, usually they
: don't tend to balance them when you say its a caravan.
: Thanks
: Glenn
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: I have never had it done - never had to change a tyre yet but i have
: just checked mine [original from new] and there is no balancing
: weights on em so presume it came from the manufacturer without.
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Old October 18th 03, 08:59 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
jo
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Did mine on an Archway Barnwell with steel wheels and was VERY surprised at
the difference -- a smoother feeling - really

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"Glenn Clark" wrote in message
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Hi All,

Do you need to balance the tyres and wheel on the caravan, usually they
don't tend to balance them when you say its a caravan.

Thanks

Glenn



I balance mine. I would have thought that vibration form unbalanced wheels
can't be doing the wall and roof seams any good, let alone the suspension.

IRL


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Old October 18th 03, 05:46 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"jo" wrote in message
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| Did mine on an Archway Barnwell with steel wheels and was VERY surprised
at
| the difference -- a smoother feeling - really

Got my thick hat on today - what's an Archway Barnwell?

Budgie


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Old October 18th 03, 07:14 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
klyne
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"Budgie" wrote in message
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"jo" wrote in message
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| Did mine on an Archway Barnwell with steel wheels and was VERY surprised
at
| the difference -- a smoother feeling - really

Got my thick hat on today - what's an Archway Barnwell?


Budgie

Archway is a brand of caravan marketed by White Arches Caravans of Rushden,
Northamptonshire. They are all enhanced Swift models. Barmwell is one of the
models.

David - Milton Keynes
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Old October 19th 03, 08:24 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tony Maris
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Hi Glenn,

Very few trailers have their wheels balanced but I've had a couple of
instances where it has been necessary on trailers in my hire fleet. It
can't do any harm and is not expensive, in fact many fitted prices include
balancing.

Regards


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Hi All,

Do you need to balance the tyres and wheel on the caravan, usually they
don't tend to balance them when you say its a caravan.

Thanks

Glenn




 



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