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Old 01-22-2017, 07:04 PM   #15
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I read on another thread that you shouldn't put the centramatics on your TV, as it makes it difficult to detect potential issues. Can anyone confirm that or provide info.

I also think Andy from can am recommended against it for TV


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Old 01-22-2017, 07:19 PM   #16
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Not sure why they wouldn't be ok for a TV - 18 wheeler drivers have apparently been using them for years - long before we started using them on travel trailers. maybe thwre is some reason though - Andy T seems to be held in high esteem on the forum.

I did install them quite a few years ago after seeing the very impressive demo on their website.

I have no real quantitative indication of how well they work other than to say that we used to have a lot of problem on the road with drawers coming open, loose screws found on the floor etc., and that is no longer much of a problem.

But then, I have also changed wheels and tires and also fiddled with latches to try to improve them, so who knows!

I guess it takes a bit of a leap of faith!

I did wonder from the outset that since the moving weights were not that great, and their operating radius rather limited, how effective they could actually be?

As a retired mechanical engineer, I suppose I should be able to do some calculations ...... but it has been a long time since I retired, and I never really did much engineering work anyway, so the inclination isn't really there to investigate further!

I have a Honda Goldwing motorcycle, and I know that Centramatic make a set of balancers for the Goldwing.

I don't have them on my bike, but I participate in internet Goldwing forums, and many riders swear they have made significant improvement in the ride of their bikes.

Just anecdotal I know!


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Old 01-22-2017, 08:12 PM   #17
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I think they are okay for the TV alone, but not when towing, as he said it's hard to feel if there is an issue in the combined rig, and you want to be able to feel if something is off....


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Dexter Neverlube hubs require 0" offset wheels, do the Centermatics affect this?
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Dexter Neverlube hubs require 0" offset wheels, do the Centermatics affect this?
Yes, slightly, but it isn't a problem. Wheels will standoff .030-.040" maybe. I not heard of any bearing issues from anyone.
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I think they are okay for the TV alone, but not when towing, as he said it's hard to feel if there is an issue in the combined rig, and you want to be able to feel if something is off....


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Well, if that is so, it appears Andy is of the belief that they work!

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Along the same line, I had three catastrophic failures on my 205 25FB and I never felt anything in the tow vehicle. These all occurred at highway speed. I did not have any balancers on the tow vehicle at that time.

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I use them on both vehicles. Noticeable differences. Even with highest quality tires.

Every owner-operator of my acquaintance uses them. They're proven.


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Did the OP really expect that anyone who installed them would say they are a waste of money? As a disclaimer, I have them installed on my 25FB.

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Good point Larry. I actually have given bad reviews on stuff I bought that didn't work. But you doing need to be aware of preference bias when asking questions. Usually Amazon is great for that provided enough people review.


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