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Old 10-04-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
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80,000 mile, four year check-up - 2006 Classic

I left my trailer at AS of Spokane for a end of season check up.
My instructions. Replace the Dexter Brakes with Kodiak, Replace the Never-Lube bearings and inspect the axles, Replace the Actibrake with the Carlilie I bought.
Well... My axles are 50% worn, only 10 degrees of useful life left. Decision, replace the axles with new Never-Lube Bearings.
total Bill: Quickly adding up to 4 Camping Monetary units.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:39 PM   #2
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If I understand you correctly the old axles are still good and may be for another 80,000. Never lubes are the way to go regardless if you keep the old axles or go for a new set. From what I've read, they look to be the best on the market.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:51 PM   #3
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Wow Michelle, it will be like a brand new - no wait, better than new - unit when you get it back. You two have been through some serious stuff over the past years. Not many of us will put that kind of mileage on our rigs over the entire term of ownership.

It will be interesting to hear how it tows or if you notice any difference at all once the changes are made. Keep us posted.

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Wow, that is some mileage.

I just added this year on to my total since 2003 and I am at 65,000 miles and counting.

Your one statement is a little bit confusing. I assume you are staying with the old axles and installing the never lube system?
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:14 PM   #5
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If I understand you correctly the old axles are still good and may be for another 80,000. Never lubes are the way to go regardless if you keep the old axles or go for a new set. From what I've read, they look to be the best on the market.
The bearings need to be replaced by 100,000 miles. The axles are likely to be good for another four years. I want the extra deflection of the new axles. I can see her riding lower.
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:29 PM   #6
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I was just thinking the same thing about her axles, comparing two curb side pictures- one from when we brought her home from the hospital, er.. dealer. And one from our last Memorial weekend outing. There's definitely less rubber showing at the top of the wheel in the latter.. but it's hard to say if there's an appreciable difference, since brand spakin new- she was almost totally empty (they didn't even fill the LP tanks for us). Plus, Memorial weekend, we were full fresh, and working on toping off the grey/black (no hooks but electricity).

80k, 4 years- wow
I'm at 2 years, roughly 20k.

Have to play it safe with A/S suspension... IMO, it's bad axles that cause all the problems with frame, structural, rivets, etc..
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