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Old 12-17-2010, 04:21 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In View Post
I have 2 of them, you know "spares".

Speaking of spares, when I was a dealer Snap-on had a very good parts department, and a very extensive list of replacement parts. It might be fun to get on a Snap-on truck and have a look in the parts book and see if parts are still available for those balancers. If so, one could build a new one. There can't be more that tow dozen parts in one of those things, plus the cones. The bearings are probably the same as in an alternator. Pretty simple devices.

The cones and shaft would be the most important parts as they must be as close to perfect as they can be.

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Old 12-17-2010, 05:38 PM   #30
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Centramatics are dynamic balancing devices which fit between the wheel and drum. There is a video of them on the Inland RV website.

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I can't comment about Centramatics vs Dynabeads but I will tell you that the Centramatics do work! My cabinet drawers were coming open during travel. I had the tires balanced which didn't help (probably hubs out of balance?). I installed the Centramatics and haven't had a drawer come open since. To me that is proof, and all for only 0.3% of the cost of the trailer!

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