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Old 08-17-2021, 06:46 PM   #1
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DUKFVR is on the road pulling his utility trailer unloaded. Said it's got a bounce to it between 20-30 then goes away. It's never done this when either of us have pulled it. Bearings are tight. Tires are ok. Nothing obviously broken with the springs. Anybody know what else it could be? Thanks
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Old 08-17-2021, 06:48 PM   #2
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Did you have the tires balanced?
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Old 08-17-2021, 06:50 PM   #3
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Did you have the tires balanced?
Always get the tires balanced on a trailer!!! The tire guys look at ya funny but it is worth it in saved bearings and a smoother ride.
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Old 08-17-2021, 06:50 PM   #4
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Maybe a small bubble on tire or too much air pressure?
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Old 08-17-2021, 06:52 PM   #5
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Pretty sure they were balanced. Been on there a while and getting bald but until now no issues. Was thinking bad belt or tire but he put on the spare and no change.
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Old 08-17-2021, 06:56 PM   #6
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Last time I drug a trailer that did that a tire had a flat spot. Like y'alls it only did it at lower MPH so I sent it.
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Old 08-17-2021, 07:02 PM   #7
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Busted cord, or bubble on a tire.


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Old 08-17-2021, 07:05 PM   #8
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Jack it up where you can isolate the tires and spin them. Most likely you will find your problem (bubble, flat spot, or just out of 'round'.
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Old 08-17-2021, 07:07 PM   #9
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I'll let him know. Thanks all
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Old 08-17-2021, 07:07 PM   #10
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punch the peddle till 40 and fagettabout it
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Old 08-17-2021, 07:11 PM   #11
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punch the peddle till 40 and fagettabout it
I'll tell him to kick it up to 5 under
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Old 08-17-2021, 07:11 PM   #12
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Busted cord, or bubble on a tire.


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Old 08-17-2021, 07:12 PM   #13
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punch the peddle till 40 and fagettabout it
Now that's advice from a man that knows how to fix things!
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Old 08-17-2021, 07:39 PM   #14
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Get on it till it stops bouncing, then go alil faster and its all good
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Old 08-17-2021, 07:43 PM   #15
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Bubble on tire or separated tire cord. Had lots of them over the years. Just about the same thing IMO.
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Old 08-17-2021, 07:51 PM   #16
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2x. Bad tire
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Old 08-17-2021, 08:12 PM   #17
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Either a bad tire or just out of round from sitting, especially if they had weight on them.
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Old 08-17-2021, 08:35 PM   #18
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Bad tire. You mentioned they are near bald. Well.... replace the dang things....
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Old 08-17-2021, 11:07 PM   #19
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I’ve had them do crazy things when the ball on truck is too high and trailer is pulling at steep angle.
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Old 08-17-2021, 11:12 PM   #20
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Bad tire. You mentioned they are near bald. Well.... replace the dang things....
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Old 08-17-2021, 11:21 PM   #21
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I had a trailer do this and I had a small bubble on one tire. I also had my truck do this and I had a tire with a separated cord
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:31 AM   #22
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Thanks everyone. I was already getting ready to replace tires as they are now worn to the wear bars. Gonna be at discount in a bit. I will say the goodyears they put on the trailer this time have been the best trailer tire for me. Most of the carlisle & one other brand I had never made it this far before blowing out or getting so many flats I got new ones.
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:35 AM   #23
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Thanks everyone. I was already getting ready to replace tires as they are now worn to the wear bars. Gonna be at discount in a bit. I will say the goodyears they put on the trailer this time have been the best trailer tire for me. Most of the carlisle & one other brand I had never made it this far before blowing out or getting so many flats I got new ones.
Not sure what happened with Carlisle. They were one of the best trailer tires out there, but now they are garbage. Quit buying them about 8 years ago.
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Old 08-18-2021, 12:00 PM   #24
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You mentioned balanced and been on a whole and going bald. So I am going with cords/belts in tires are toast. Time to replace or live with the bounce.
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Old 08-18-2021, 12:41 PM   #25
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Not sure what happened with Carlisle. They were one of the best trailer tires out there, but now they are garbage. Quit buying them about 8 years ago.
I quit buying them as well - I have been using Vision Tires - load boss trailer tires. I think they are 14 ply rated sidewall. Discount Tire sells them.
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Old 08-18-2021, 12:56 PM   #26
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This might help you.

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