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Old 11-20-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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Drawers come open when travelling

A few months ago I submitted a thread asking for help with drawers coming open when travelling. Someone suggested that I might try less pressure in the tires (I was running 70 psi in Maxxis load range E's and decreased it to 65 psi). Andy suggested installing Centramatics balancers - which I did. I just travelled Florida to Cape Cod and back without a single drawer coming open. Thanks guys for the great suggestions! They worked! What a great forum!
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:53 PM   #2
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Just a little humor. If your drawers are coming open while travelling maybe you need a new zipper. LMAO.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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I also put Centramatics on mine a year ago and have had great results. Also, run 65 psi in tires.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:55 PM   #4
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We, too, have added Centramatics, and have noticed fewer things "moving" inside while traveling... just one more small thing to help the whole experience...
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OK to the unlearned, what are Centramatics? What do they cost? How do you install?
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:10 PM   #6
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OK to the unlearned, what are Centramatics? What do they cost? How do you install?
Centramatics are tire, wheel, hub and drum balancers.

They slip over the studs on the drum, and then you reinstall the wheel.

There is nothing to twist, turn or adjust.

When the wheel assembly hits about 25 mph, everything becomes balanced. The Centramatics continuously adjust, to also compensate for tire wear.

We have a video of what it is and how it works, on our web site, but as a vendor, I don't believe I can post it.

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Old 11-20-2010, 10:21 PM   #7
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OK to the unlearned, what are Centramatics? What do they cost? How do you install?

Here ya go Rich..... watch the video !

http://centramatic.com/Page.aspx?page=Demo

Looks like a cool idea. I just installed a pair. If you can change a tire, you can install 'em. Haven't had a chance to give them a workout yet to comment on performance, but they make a cool swooshing noise ! Expect to pony up about $ 100 / pr + shipping.

Grab the phone number on the site and give Jerry a call, he'll fill you in and answer all your questions. Great service and fast shipping. Let us know how it goes !

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Hi, here are a few pictures that might help you.
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wow, thanks guys. Was wondering what else I could spent money on.
I had the end cap wood panel past the shower come loose after maiden voyage home (2006 Safari FB). so wondering if there's a problem underneath in vibration.
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Loks like your shocks are upside down.

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You might also check with Andy at Inland RV...he carries them and I believe they are on sale at the moment...that's where we got ours.

B4WEDI is right...if you can change a tire you can install them. I can and I did.
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Looks like your shocks are upside down.

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Hi, Andy. Two of my shocks were up-side-down from the factory, but as noted in my blog, Airstream took care of me and all is well now.
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As an aside, our Airstream had the nuts missing on the lower shock-mounting bolts. Not sure if they were loose and fell off or if they weren't installed at the factory, as I didn't notice until after a year.

By the way, Andy, will the Centramatics for 15-inch wheels also work with 16-inch wheels, or is that a different part number?

Thanks...
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As an aside, our Airstream had the nuts missing on the lower shock-mounting bolts. Not sure if they were loose and fell off or if they weren't installed at the factory, as I didn't notice until after a year.

By the way, Andy, will the Centramatics for 15-inch wheels also work with 16-inch wheels, or is that a different part number?

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Our special Centramatics fit a 6 lug wheel as long as there is a flat 10 inch surface on the backside of the wheel. Some Mag wheels do not have that much flat surface on the backside. Accordingly then, 15 or 16 inch, one in the same.

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