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Old 11-20-2014, 07:50 AM   #1
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Bearing work..who would you choose?

Leaving TN after Xmas headed through Georgia to the Alabama gulf coast. Every year we have the brakes checked and bearings repacked. This year need to get brakes done and repacking. We are full-timers so repacking every year. Don't want to go to Camping World any more for this.

Any suggestions on who to use would be appreciated.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:05 AM   #2
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This is not rocket science any competent garage can do this type of work. I would suggest you buy complete backer plate brakes sets from E Trailer or another RV supply house, about $50.00 each, and find a good garage.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:17 AM   #3
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Leaving TN after Xmas headed through Georgia to the Alabama gulf coast. Every year we have the brakes checked and bearings repacked. This year need to get brakes done and repacking. We are full-timers so repacking every year. Don't want to go to Camping World any more for this.

Any suggestions on who to use would be appreciated.
You can replace your brakes with the new style "self adjusting brakes".

Everytime you back up, they adjust, keeping the braking power at 100 percent.

They cost a little more, but well worth it.

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Old 11-20-2014, 09:23 AM   #4
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Leaving TN after Xmas headed through Georgia to the Alabama gulf coast. Every year we have the brakes checked and bearings repacked. This year need to get brakes done and repacking. We are full-timers so repacking every year. Don't want to go to Camping World any more for this.

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Where in TN are you?
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:29 AM   #5
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This is not rocket science any competent garage can do this type of work. I would suggest you buy complete backer plate brakes sets from E Trailer or another RV supply house, about $50.00 each, and find a good garage.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:44 AM   #6
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I use a local commercial big truck shop for all my chassis needs. Most of the area trailer repair shops use them also. They have the knowledge and equipment to do to job safely and properly.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:41 AM   #7
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Ever consider doing it yourself? It really is pretty straightforward and if you use a set of lynx levelers to raise one wheel makes it very easy to remove the adjacent wheel.

Frankly, I do it myself not to save $$ (although of course it does), but rather because after a couple of bad experiences with dealers, my level of trust with them is not great and I have more confidence if I do it myself!

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Old 11-20-2014, 11:09 AM   #8
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2x above - easy job. Done by hand it's a bit messy on the hands - if you buy a wheel bearing greaser it's even easier and a lot less messy. Buy them at Harbor Freight or any good auto parts store. You put your bearing between two cups, put grease in with standard grease gun and your done.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:31 AM   #9
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:35 AM   #10
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We have had some bad experiences..cap came off of grease to bearings..work done at Camping World. Had a bent axle..do not know from what but was able to get it straightened in Dallas. Very scared of others that lift the wheels. Had tires replaced with our ramp. Wear was caused by bent axle.
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Crowder Rv in Johnson City Tn. About an hour from Newport. Ask for Mark Green. Not an AS dealer but they don't need to be to pack bearings.
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