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Old 07-19-2005, 01:55 PM   #1
5thwheeler
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Wheel Balance on Wildcat 29BHBP

We are getting ready for a long trip to Idaho and back through Yellowstone and as I was looking to see when I last rotated/balanced the tires on our Dodge I though I'd check the camperss tires.
I found no wheel weights on the inside or outside of the rim - not even a mark where one was installed and possibly fell off which can only mean the factory just throws the tires on after quickly mounting them. NICE!
When I took them in for a balance we found 2 of the 4 wheels slightly bent and needed 6 oz. of weight to balance out.
After looking at another Wildcat as well as a Work&Play which is also by Forest River I found the same thing none of the tires were balanced.

This could be why there are so many tire failures - you may want to check your camper and send a letter to Forest River asking them to charge an additional .49 cents on the price of a new camper to cover the cost of the lead wheel weights.
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