Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Morning Trip to Shipshewana

This morning we headed for Shipshewana, IN. to the flea market and antique auction that is held there every Tues. and Wed. through October.  It was row after row of merchandise booths, food booths, and a huge barn with multiple auctions going on at the same time. Didn’t stay in the auction building long as it was extremely chaotic. 

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They also had rows and rows of fresh harvested produce and flowers. Carol bought us some peaches, plums, grapes, tomatoes, and jalapeno peppers.


We also bought two portable folding stools to carry along on our outings so when our feet get tired we can sit down and re-coop. We’d been looking for these for a long time.



By noonish, we were ready to head back to the trailer as we were expecting a delivery by U.P.S. of the Centramatics Centrifugal Balancers for our truck.  This is a new concept in tire balancing that almost doubles the mileage on your tires.


By using centrifugal force, the free moving weights (durametal and synthetic fluid) sealed in the Balancer automatically distributes to exactly where needed, placing the assembly in equilibrium or perfect balance.  You simply remove the wheel, use the bolt holes as guides and reinstall the wheel. Steer axles balancers mount between the hub and the wheel, while balancers for the duals mount between the dual wheels.

How it works.

By the time we got back the package had arrived and I drove into Goshen to the local Ford Dealer and had them install them for me.  Took them about an hour to install them because they had to let the tires cool down so they could also adjust the tire pressure to the psi that I wanted.  The drive home was a lot smoother. 

Tomorrow morning we pack up and head to Elkhart, IN. for the a/c repair.



  1. Interesting. I had seen something like that, at least in form many years ago, but I don't believe they were very effective. This sounds like it is something different for sure and since your drive home was smoother, It seems like something worth checking into deeper :)

    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"

  2. When we are in Florida, we go to Websters Flea market. Lots of stuff.
    Your hat that says: "Not as Lean", "Not as Mean", "But Still a Marine" fits me too!!
    Semper Fi

  3. I am so envious. I love big ole flea markets. Love the stools. I wish we could find some of those. stay safe.

  4. That is interesting lets us know how it works out on your tires.


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