Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-28-2012, 09:14 AM   #141
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZoominC6 View Post
Sure you can. If your wheels are spoked aluminum you won't be able to see through them as the metal pan of the Centramatics blocks the view. One cool modification is to take the Centramatics off, clean them with a good solvent or denatured alcohol and then paint them flat black with a heat resistant type paint or epoxy. The spokes of your wheels will show much better. Good luck and happy trails.
The "specials" that we have made, are indeed painted "flat black".

In that way, they do not distract the looks of the mag wheels.

Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 07:41 AM   #142
airperson
 
2006 25' Classic
Ft Worth , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 207
Thanks ZoominC6 I will check it out today.
__________________

__________________
Airperson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 02:48 PM   #143
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,387
Ok here is the assembly with all the pieces there. As you can see it fits.

http://www.motorcycleproducts.org/AS...r-assembly.pdf



Perry
__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 07:47 PM   #144
airperson
 
2006 25' Classic
Ft Worth , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 207
zoominC6 I checked it out and I have them. Thanks again for the information. Airperson
__________________
Airperson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #145
Don't forget your cat nap
 
Ag&Au's Avatar

 
Port Orchard , Washington
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,463
Images: 1
I just checked the Centramatics that I bought recently direct from centramatic. The face that you see through the wheels is finshed in a black wrinkle finish.

Ken
__________________
Ag&Au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 05:18 AM   #146
Rivet Master
 
ZoominC6's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
College Town USA , Virginia
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,500
It's great that Centramatics now pre-finishes the units in black as I would imagine their finish would be much more durable than our homemade solution.
__________________
In dog years, I'm dead!
ZoominC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 06:19 AM   #147
Rivet Master
 
crispyboy's Avatar
 
1994 30' Excella
alexandria , Kentucky
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,551
Images: 3
I have Centramatic balancers on my pickup truck and recently I had to have them warrantied. The Centramatic folks do back up their warranty which is good.
The truck seemed to be having an annoying vibration while out on the highway at speeds over 60 mph and was really bad around 70 mph. On a hunch I took off the Centramatics and found that on 3 of them the balancing material inside the ring did not make any noise. The truck drove very smoothly thereafter. I have the new warrantied balancers but I have not installed them yet. After talking to the Centramatic folks I don't think this is a very common problem. I think there was a time several years ago when the sealer they used went bad. Apparently they have changed sealers since then.

Something to think about anytime you have a tire dismounted is to make sure the Centramatics make the proper "noise" when you spin the hub.
__________________
Steve, Christy, Anna and Scout (Border Collie deceased 11-30-2016)
1994 Classic 30'11" Excella - rear twin
2009 Dodge 2500, 6 Speed Auto, CTD, Quad Cab, Short Bed
Hensley with adjustable stinger
WBCCI # 3072
crispyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 06:21 AM   #148
BAB
Rivet Master
 
BAB's Avatar

 
2015 30' Classic
2012 28' International
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,546
Thanks for posting this, Steve. Will make sure I hear the "swishing" sound next time I spin a wheel!
__________________
_________________
"SilverLeaf II" 2015 30' Classic
2014 RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4 CC w/6.7L Cummins
ProPride 3P
AIR# 58452
WBCCI # 3430-Unit 21
BAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #149
Rivet Master
 
ZoominC6's Avatar
 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
College Town USA , Virginia
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,500
No kidding. Thanks Steve! I purchased ours back in '05 or '06 so will check that out as well.
__________________
In dog years, I'm dead!
ZoominC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #150
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar

 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 8,706
Images: 5
Steve, could you see evidence that the oil had all leaked out. I have heard of that in a few cases before.
__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #151
Rivet Master
 
Dwight's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Joshua , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 548
Images: 2
Will they fit the Dexter axle with drum brakes? A friend has a 6-lug Dexter axle...
__________________
History doesn't repeat itself, people do!
Dwight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #152
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dwight View Post
Will they fit the Dexter axle with drum brakes? A friend has a 6-lug Dexter axle...
Fitting the drum, is not the issue.

Yes, they will fit.

BUT.....the shape of the back side of the wheel, can cause a problem.

The back side of the wheel, must have a minimum of a 10 inch flat circle.

If it does, as all the steel wheels do, then no problem.

If the trailer has Mag wheels, then the back side must be checked.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 05:41 PM   #153
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar

 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,961
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
Joshua Texas? Jeeze!!!! You are about 20 miles from the factory store. Call 'em....ask 'em....go over there! They install for free.
__________________
"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted
then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 02:53 PM   #154
3 Rivet Member
 
dsrtgrls's Avatar
 
2010 19' Flying Cloud
Clarkdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 243
Images: 4
i just had new tires installed at discount tire. i had wanted them to put on the centramatics i had bought for my bambi bu the manager shared that 1. with properly road force balanced tires they should not be needed. 2.that there was concern about the centramatic plate against the wheel and that particles could get between and possibly cause the lugs to need to be torqued every hundred miles. the the aluminum wheels were made to fit directly against the thing (drum?) with nothing in between no matter how thin for the ultimate fit and functioning. i got scared of course and deferred the installation until i could get some feed back on these thoughts. i have not heard responses by folks saying that the lugs were loosening in such a frequent way. the discount tire manager just was not feeling in was a wise thing. i can have them put on when i finally go to have the axle serviced. i know i can be a scaredy cat but is what this manager says correct? any help welcome.
__________________

__________________
"Open paddock 9!"
dsrtgrls is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motorhome Archives Update ViewRVs Airstream Motorhome Forums 15 09-06-2006 06:58 PM
Water pump recycling update.... Guitars Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 6 11-27-2002 07:33 AM
RDM update from Myrtle Beach rdm General Motorhome Topics 0 11-18-2002 07:32 PM
New Owner-tow vehicle discussions JodynJeep Our Community 28 10-15-2002 10:43 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.