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Old 04-21-2005, 01:14 AM   #15
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Tire balancing/axle condition

Hello all, I have been doing a resto on my 1965 Caravel. Just wanted to mention how important it is to have everything just so in terms of wheel balance and axle integrity. I have taken all of the interior out of my Caravel. I can tell you without a doubt that having the proper balance and a good axle is VERY important. Nearly all of the screws that hold things together have backed out. Most of the rivets are loose and need replacing on the interior. The plastic on most everything is cracked (badly) and needs to be replaced. It is, I feel, very important to have everything just so , to prolong the life of of your Airstream. having seen what a bad axle and poor wheel balance can do to a rig. Just my two cents.
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:21 PM   #16
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Oh yes, it was the 800 series, 6-lug model. The only one that fits our hubs.[/QUOTE]

Unless I am missing something on the Centermatic site, the 800 series is for a big truck tire. It looks like the 300 serious has the right hub specs, 15 5.5 centers, 6 lugs. I am about to install new aluminum wheels and Goodyear Marathon tires on my 1976 31' Sovereign and this sounds like a very good product.


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Old 04-25-2005, 07:58 PM   #17
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The Centramatic Balancers for my dual axle 1995 Excella 1000 with 15 inch wheels, six lugs on 5.5 inch diameter are Part # 300-556. Even though they sell the 300 Series Centramatic Balancers in sets of four, they can prorate the price if you require balancers for single or triple axles.

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Old 04-25-2005, 11:01 PM   #18
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Unless I am missing something on the Centermatic site, the 800 series is for a big truck tire. It looks like the 300 serious has the right hub specs, 15 5.5 centers, 6 lugs.

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You're right. It is 300 series. I was having a senior moment.

I'm still very satisfied with the product.
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Problem is; my 16 has 14 inch wheels. Lools like the Cetramatic thing would not fit.
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