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Old 04-17-2016, 10:16 AM   #6315
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Coyote--I am curious why you chose the Centramatic for the front and beads for the back. Why not beads all around or Centramatic all around?
I was reading other threads and this seemed to be the way a lot of others have gone. I also researched the Centramatics and I like the the way they work.

Did take the coach on a test drive and, WOW, it's way smoother than it already was.

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Old 04-17-2016, 11:10 AM   #6316
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I was reading other threads and this seemed to be the way a lot of others have gone. I also researched the Centramatics and I like the the way they work.

Did take the coach on a test drive and, WOW, it's way smoother than it already was.

Cheers,
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I've been researching alternate ways to balance my trucks new Michelins ( a last RV related purchase) as one wheel has a piece of lead big enough to ballast a decent size sail boat. The beads seem to be 50-50 like/dislike while the Centramatics are almost universally liked
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Old 04-17-2016, 03:13 PM   #6317
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Coyote--I am curious why you chose the Centramatic for the front and beads for the back. Why not beads all around or Centramatic all around?
Beads are a PITA, front or back. They get stuck in your air valve whenever you check pressure. All of a sudden you get a big air leak you can't stop. Run and get the jack, you will need it. You'll then need to remove the valve and clean it out, reinstall and inflate. Try that out on the highway or at a rest stop.

That's been my experience!

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Old 04-18-2016, 10:22 AM   #6318
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I've been researching alternate ways to balance my trucks new Michelins ( a last RV related purchase) as one wheel has a piece of lead big enough to ballast a decent size sail boat. The beads seem to be 50-50 like/dislike while the Centramatics are almost universally liked
Thanks for the followup... So... in your reading (others feel free to chime in too) then, why not Centramatics on the rear axles too? Are they unable to accommodate dualies?
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Old 04-18-2016, 01:59 PM   #6320
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Thanks for the followup... So... in your reading (others feel free to chime in too) then, why not Centramatics on the rear axles too? Are they unable to accommodate dualies?
This for the 'Big' Three pickup duallys: Wheel Balancer 400-409 from Centramatic

And for the rears of a MH, this looks like there are several choices depending on the rear axle design: Whole Assembly Balance for Bus-Motor-Homes from Centramatic.

To address the comment on clogging a valve with bead dust - the better brands ceramic beads are not supposed to break down plus there is a filter equipped core available and included in some 'kits' that should handle the dust.

As for my own truck, the beads should work fine, but somehow they just don't seem 'right' and for less then a couple hundred bucks, should have a lifetime of wheel balance on whatever truck I own now and in the future as long as I stick with Ford or Ram (GM is different)
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Treat the like any lock, apply graphite lubricant.
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Digital Voltage Gauge. (3-30 VDC) works great, and more accurate than need gauge in dash.

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Just got it back from the shop. New filters (air/gas/trans/oil) and fresh fluids and lube all the way around. Figured it was a good idea for it's 10th birthday. Will flush the water system and get the RV antifreeze out today and start loading her for our trip out west since the long range forecast says we've seen the last of the freezing temps here finally.
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