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Old 10-09-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Question New tires, pack bearings and ??

1977 Overlander 27 foot has been PARKED on the coast for over 5 years. I need to have it towed 450 miles. I was told to have new tires and repack the bearings. Is this ALL that is absolutely necessary for the one way trip? I went to tire store and 4 tires is $540 mounted. I can hire an RV repairman (not Airstream) to do the work--is this ok?
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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You need to have working brakes. When they do the wheel bearings, they can check the brakes but you also have to have a proper brake controller installed in the tow vehicle, Check to see if the connector on the TV matches the trailer. I assume you have a proper W/D hitch.
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You'll want to check out trailer lights and brakes when hooked to TV as well as being sure that breakaway switch activates trailer brakes. Those work from trailer battery, so you'll need it checked out too (or more likely replaced).
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1977 Overlander 27 foot has been PARKED on the coast for over 5 years. I need to have it towed 450 miles. I was told to have new tires and repack the bearings. Is this ALL that is absolutely necessary for the one way trip? I went to tire store and 4 tires is $540 mounted. I can hire an RV repairman (not Airstream) to do the work--is this ok?
Your general RV repairman can look over the trailer to make sure its roadworthy.
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