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Old 11-10-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
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1st Bearing Repack, new tires....

I have a 05 Safari 30 that I bought new in 06. It was due for its bearing repack, I have 8,800 miles on it not counting the miles from the factory to the dealer. I was suprised to see plenty of grease, however it was watery and darkend, definately needed to be replaced. Took the time to adjust the brakes as well.

When I was removing the tires I noticed an odd bulge on the tread on two of the Goodyear Marathons. I have seen someone post a pic of similar issue before, kinda of raised section across the tread about 3/4" of an inch. I am going to embark on two one week trips yet this year (3k miles) so I opted to replace the tires with some new load range E 10ply Maxxis radials. They are nice looking tires and cant wait to try em out. I know there has been alot of scuttlebutt on the Marathons, however to those that have em I sure would look at them closely reguarly.

Next seasonal maintenance is some touch up paint on the tongue of the trailer and rear bumper areas where some welds never got any paint.

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Old 11-10-2007, 06:26 PM   #2
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Great input on the bulge..
I'm going to be replacing my tires as well, thanks to a forum members sharp eyes.
Sticking with my favorite, TOYO..They're tough as nails..

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Old 11-10-2007, 07:31 PM   #3
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I really wonder why the goodyears do that. I have towed up to 75mph but that is not the norm, I normally tow at 65. I was most worried about a blowout not because of sway but body damage. If a tire came apart the likelyhood of fender/body damage is high and expensive.

I would rather take care of my maintenance in the garage and not on the side of the road!
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