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Old 10-30-2007, 10:30 PM   #15
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It just so happened that my camping plans fell through this last weekend, due to the wildfires, so I did the bearing repack on my Safari for the first time, instead. There are better, full pictorials on the subject elsewhere, so I only wanted to report a couple tips I ran into rather than the whole deal.

I agree with 2air' on doing the scheduled service during the warranty period, and also thought it a good idea to get familiar with the brakes. I'm glad I took the opportunity to get comfortable with jacking up my single axle rig and getting the wheels off, all in the comfort of my driveway, rather than during a roadside "event".

It was also an excellent opportunity to seal up all the seams and gaps in the wheel well cavities, before the winter travels get going -- as if it might actually rain around here someday.


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Old 10-30-2007, 11:41 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In
Since your wheel bearings have never been serviced, I think it would be wise to repack them now, check out the brakes and adjust them correctly, and replace the grease seals.

It would also be wise to have the running gear balanced, but if not, ar least get the tires and wheels balanced.

Pushing safety, especially in the winter months, is not a good idea.


I saw you suggestion on "running gear balance" and "tire & wheel balance."
Q1 - I understand tire & wheel balance. What is running gear balance?
Q2 - Does Airstream balance the original equipment wheels/tires as part of their production process?


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Old 10-31-2007, 03:48 AM   #17
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if there is any doubt on how often to check your bearings or brakes check this thread out!

you call them ferrets, i call them weasels.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:20 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by 5cats
Thanks for the great photos and links to Dexter. Gives me something to get ready for when spring rolls around.
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:12 PM   #19

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Thumbs up All Of The Above!!

Un-wrap in Spring...remove drums, inspect/repair as needed!

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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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