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Old 02-19-2008, 06:07 PM   #1
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OK You've got my attention now

So who is going to do a nice thread on "packing bearings for idiots" complete with LOTS of pictures? I've let my local Airstream dealer (Safford RV in VA) do my wheel bearings, but now I'm paranoid. I won't be going to Ohio for a few months, so I probably could wait to have it done at the mothership.

I'm actually quite mechanically adept, and can master most skills quickly, but I like to learn how to do it RIGHT the first time. Sounds like this needs to be put on my "must do" list or at least my "must know" list.

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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Even better - how about writing an article for our articles section???

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:36 PM   #3
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:40 PM   #4
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Just do yourself a favor and put the bearings and the grease inside a ziplock freezer bag. You will thank me later!
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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How about this from Buttercup: Overlander &#039;77 | Repack Bearings | Bearing Repacking

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:45 PM   #6
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This is one of those "I have to do it myself" jobs. A couple years ago I paid a garage to pack the bearings on a flat bed car trailer I own prior to taking off on a 700 mile trip to pick up a 5000lb Land Rover. 170 miles from home I was getting fuel and discovered one of the bearing had given up the ghost, and I could not locate replacement parts anywhere. Luckily, it was a 2 axle trailer and I was able to drive the rest of the way with one wheel removed. It was an awfully long ride up I-81 in Penn going 55mph!

It's not a hard job, just messy. I will never again have someone else do my bearings. If you need any help or have any questions, shoot me a PM.

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