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Old 01-14-2006, 07:56 AM   #1
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Loose rivets - Wheel assembly balance issues?

I'm sure there is a thread somewhere on this.
I have replaced the rivets along the lower front beltline twice.
The last time I installed SS bolts with nylock nuts all the way through to the inside skin, 10,000 mi, and the front beltline is showing signs of loosness once more.

Is there a reason for this occuring. hitch/weight/just doing something really wrong?

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Old 01-14-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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Have you checked the wheel and tire balance? If they are out of balance all sorts of wierd things happen. This is one of them.
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Jim,
I'll have them rebalanced.

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I put Centrimatics on our 31' classic and even thought the wheels were balanced the AS rides even smoother than before according to my test ride gauge, (My Wife). She still acts like Lucy from the long Long Trailer when she is test the gauge.
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I put Centrimatics on our 31' classic and even thought the wheels were balanced the AS rides even smoother than before according to my test ride gauge, (My Wife). She still acts like Lucy from the long Long Trailer when she is test the gauge.
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A dynamic wheel balancing system http://www.centramatic.com/ Primarily used on big rigs. And yes they do work!

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Thanks,
Did you purchase the 300 series ?
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Did you purchase the 300 series ?
I haven't yet but those would be my choice for the AS. We have the ones for the heavy trucks. Typically we only use them on the steer axle. I also need to order a set for my pickup

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Which 300 series fit a new(er) Airstream?
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Which 300 series fit a new(er) Airstream?
I just ordered the 300/556 for my unit. called their 800 #
And I thought I had a pesky polterguist!
Reading all the threads on balancing and the tell-tail signs, it looks like all the signs I have, ie: black dust and screws backing out, dishes setting themselves out on the table, hords of fly's, strange cold drafts in 95 degree weather and the number 6 repeating itself throughout the trailer.

I still hope it's not a polterguist!

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