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Old 02-05-2012, 08:37 AM   #99
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I've done a similar thing with an iPhone taped to an overhead cabinet facing towards to tow vehicle. After watching the resulting video, I CLEARLY need to balance my running gear. The whole trailer is rattling and shaking like it's in an earthquake. If I get a chance, I need to edit the video down to 30 seconds or so and post it.

Centramatics are on my short list.
That would be great for people actually see the amount of vibration possible in a trailer. I bet more people would pay closer attention to the proper balance and importance of the running gear. I'd really like to see that video of yours.
I had thought about setting my go pro video camera up to record our next outing. I just installed centramatic's and I'm anxious to verify my balanced running gear.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:39 AM   #100
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:20 PM   #101
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The classic anecdotal story (and of my experience as well) is the half-full Dixie cup left out in the trailer accidentally . . and arriving to find it in place and unspilled.

Quite a change from closets dumped out and drawers out of whack.

Make the suspension like new and balance the rotating mass.

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #102
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Paint?

And if you paint them before you install them, in your favorite color of course, then they will show thru the wheels with just a little pop of color.... I'll try to get a pic of them with some sun hitting the wheels. (just did it today...)
It's all fun
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #103
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Hi, my Centramatics came painted black and my drums are black, but I like your blue.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #104
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The classic anecdotal story (and of my experience as well) is the half-full Dixie cup left out in the trailer accidentally . . and arriving to find it in place and unspilled.
Wonder if a "Texas cup" would stay in place??

You know, everything in Texas is "bigger".

Most owners appreciate the balancing, as well as the trailer, but there are still those that don't care because they don't ride back there.

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:32 AM   #105
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I do not own Centramatics however I have left a 1.75 bottle of grey goose vodka on the counter and after 600+ miles found it in the very same place. After this my sister decided that she would try a water bottle 1/4 full with no lid. After 150 mile trip home the bottle did not even move. I do have our wheels and tires balanced every year.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:56 PM   #106
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I do not own Centramatics however I have left a 1.75 bottle of grey goose vodka on the counter and after 600+ miles found it in the very same place. After this my sister decided that she would try a water bottle 1/4 full with no lid. After 150 mile trip home the bottle did not even move. I do have our wheels and tires balanced every year.
Many owners do indeed keep the running gear balanced.

It makes the trailer and the owner, happier.

Proper maintenance is always the nig key to longevity.

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:38 PM   #107
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All the tires on my truck and AS are balanced and I have centramatics on all wheels. They are well worth the price even if measured just in terms of a smooth ride. Less wear and tear on tires and AS ascribes even more value.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:54 PM   #108
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I want to put a data logger in my trailer and measure actual g-forces. I have everything at work accept a g-sensor.

A before and after Centramatics would be good data. It looks like putting Centramatics on my 81 with stock aluminum rims is going to be a pain. I think it will require spacers to make them work.

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I want to put a data logger in my trailer and measure actual g-forces. I have everything at work accept a g-sensor.

A before and after Centramatics would be good data. It looks like putting Centramatics on my 81 with stock aluminum rims is going to be a pain. I think it will require spacers to make them work.

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Sounds like an interesting experiment I bought my centramatics from Inland RV and I'll bet they can answer the rim/ fit question.
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I want to put a data logger in my trailer and measure actual g-forces. I have everything at work accept a g-sensor.

A before and after Centramatics would be good data. It looks like putting Centramatics on my 81 with stock aluminum rims is going to be a pain. I think it will require spacers to make them work.

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Most "smart" phones have an accelerometer. There may be an app to pull the data.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #111
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I want to put a data logger in my trailer and measure actual g-forces. I have everything at work accept a g-sensor.

A before and after Centramatics would be good data. It looks like putting Centramatics on my 81 with stock aluminum rims is going to be a pain. I think it will require spacers to make them work.

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Perry.

The question in terms of fit, is how big of a flat surface is on the back side of the wheel.

That dictates which balancer will fit, if at all.

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Old 02-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #112
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When I get a chance, I will measure the ID of the back side of the rim where the balancers would fit.

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