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View Poll Results: What method of Tire Weighting do you prefer?
weights, because that's all I know 21 52.50%
beads, because that's all I know 1 2.50%
after trying both, I prefer Weights 4 10.00%
after trying both, I prefer Beads 7 17.50%
I don't use balancing, even on the steers 2 5.00%
I use something else after trying W and B 5 12.50%
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:53 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!

Centramatic Corporation is next door to Motor Home Specialists in Alvaredo, TX. They're having a special this week in conjunction with a truck show.

Normally it's $200 Steers and $215 Drives, installed. The special is $180 per axle this week. Hey, $50 is $50, right?

All I need to do is get the salesman to take it over there, and I'm a happy camper!
And right now, that $50 will get just about 1/2 of a share of Apple!!!

And yes to the question of usually a one time purchase, and if of course the same wheel size, usually transferable to another coach. I've heard of reports of rusting out, or other problems where the steel balls that run inside of the ring stop spinning. Very few, and far apart, these reports. And, I've never talked to a Centramatic person in person, that has ever had a problem with them.

That's a great savings tip on the sale going now!

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Old 08-24-2015, 01:56 PM   #16
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...and for somebody that wants a set of Steer centramatics, here is a NIB set on the cheap.


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Old 08-24-2015, 02:48 PM   #17
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Typically, many buy Centramatics for coaches they intend to keep awhile. There are many varieties of Centramatics, so I doubt someone would take their old ones with them when they sell a coach. As an example, my previous coach had drum brakes on the front and my new coach has disc, different Centramatic model.
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I have used Centra-matic, lead wheel weights and now ceramic beads. At this point I prefer the beads.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:01 PM   #19
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I have used Dynabeads for 15 years. Just put new skins on the motorcycle and used lead...dumb. Ordered MC beads...WOW smooth. You would think I would have learned after all this time.

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