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Old 02-23-2010, 05:31 PM   #15
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My problem is getting a set that works with my original, 1967 wheels.

I'm hoping a vendor will, one day, categorically tell me his/her product fits my application instead of just advising me to return the balancers if no joy is realized.

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Tom.

You ask the impossible.

How can I assure you that they will work on your wheels, when I don't know what "exact" wheels you have. Customers many times say things are original, when in fact, they are not.

Posting a closeup photo of both sides of the wheels with a ruler across the wheel, would be very helpful.

We offered to send you one, and you refused.

Sorry.

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Old 02-23-2010, 05:35 PM   #16
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Tom,

After contacting several vendors trying to get an application and part # I finally called the factory...

Hooked me up right away...give 'em a call, it's worth a try.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:36 PM   #17
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Lynn,

Was your Airstream built in CA or OH?

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What did you find out Andy? Might be interested in 4 14" myself for a 09 23' FB Flying Cloud.
Without exact photo's with a ruler, I have no idea if they will fit a 14 inch wheel.

We cannot guarantee any proper fit, when someone cannot supply us with adequate data.

If someone knows exactly what wheels they have, that's a different story, at least for the steel 15 inch wheels.

We are glad to help, or at least try, but we cannot see something or assume what something looks like, that's many miles away.

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Old 02-23-2010, 05:46 PM   #19
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That's not accurate

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...We offered to send you one, and you refused...
You offered to SELL me one with the proviso that I could return it if it did not fit.

I PMed you, and asked you to SEND me one with the understanding that I would wax poetic on this forum about your effort at helping me to attain my goal.

You said no.

I have been through this with the Centramatic company, and they gave me a return authorization for a product that did not fit. You did not extend a similar offer.

I have the original wheels for an Ohio-built Airstream. I expect an Airstream dealer to sell me what fits, and not just tell me I could return it if it did not.

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I wonder if my reformed ones would fit yours now. If so I could go into business selling "Custom Centramatics by the General" I guess if I pull through Huntsville and we both have the time to play with them you could try one of them.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:59 PM   #21
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Lynn,

Was your Airstream built in CA or OH?

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I don't remember right now (and right now the rig is buried in snow). I'm pretty sure it was a CA unit, though.

Last summer, we replaced axles complete with new hubs from Andy. The old Centramatics (and the old rims) fit right on, just like with the originals.


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Old 02-23-2010, 06:40 PM   #22
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Bottom line.............they do what they say they will do. They work !!!!!
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I have had mine on for a year and only a couple of short trips. the trailer felt very good, this is only based on a hundred or so miles.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:35 PM   #24
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You might want to check out this alternative, much less expensive, easy DIY project, and they work. I use them. Tire Balancing Products
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...I have been through this with the Centramatic company,
and they gave me a return authorization for a product that did not fit...
and it looks like there is an entire thread JUST on this issue.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...age-14519.html

IF the wheels have negative offset as posted there, SPACERs should help.

have u tried again with the factory folks and discussed adding spacers, like crispy did?

skip the REvendor and go with the factory IF you are gonna try again.
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with spacers there are the issues of wheel well clearance AND the possibility of needed longer studs...

but u could TRY the spacers before ordering the centras and KNOW if these issues exist.

somethin' between 5mm to 12mm should do the trick.

the set that FITs the alcoa 15 wheels on my trailer will NOT fit the factory steel 15 inch spare that came with it.

ne1 need a steel wheel in 15? i gots one to give.

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Forrest, I thought about using the DynaBeads for our rig. And I had heard good things about them. What gave me pause, however, was whether I'd be able to reuse them when changing tires. Probably could, but I don't know how it would work.

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If you have drum brakes, buy Centramatics.

Hi, just the fact that the manufacturer of the brake drums does not balance them, is enough information that you need Centramatics. [or something similar / Dyna-beads] Balancing your tire/wheel assemblies helps, but does not make your running gear totally balanced.

Even though I can't feel it, see it, or taste it, I have piece of mind that my trailer isn't going to vibrate or shake it's self to pieces since I installed Centramatics.
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