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Old 10-20-2003, 11:04 PM   #21
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Update on my Towing Dilemma/Decision

The advice received on this forum has been terrific and most convincing not to tow the 31 footer the hundred miles or so without proper gear.
Well, as luck would have it, the seller lives no more than 20 miles from Inland RV the Airstream specialist in Corona! He has agreed to deliver the Airstream there where I will have the wd hitch installed. I will drive to Inland RV after having already had the brake controller installed on my Excursion here in San Diego.
I think that it could be a pretty seamless process and certainly a heck of a lot safer....might just have Inland repack the wheel bearings as well!

Thanks again all for the advice. Once I get the Sovereign home, I will take photos and load them on the site here.

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Old 10-20-2003, 11:27 PM   #22
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Having the bearings repacked and the brakes checked, adjusted, and fixed if needed you will be way ahead of the game. Sure its not cheap but you wont have to get greasy and wont have to worry about possible problems on your return trip home.
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:34 PM   #23
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Be carefull taking it to Inland....

He's gonna try and sell you some axles....
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:39 PM   #24
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Thanks for the heads-up on Inland. Is there a bit of personal experience that you are remembering?
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:46 PM   #25
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Just from reading here. Do a search on axles and you'll get a lot of good reading.

Also on inlandrv's website they have a nice article on axles and how to determine if they are bad.

To be honest, if they are bad, all you can do is replace them...

Good luck with your new rig.
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Old 10-21-2003, 01:05 AM   #26
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Inland RV is the best place to take delivery of your AS.
Have Andy inspect it & deduct what has to be changed from the sales price.

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Silvereagle,
I do have quite a bit of personal experience with InlandRV.
Andy and his crew are very trustworthy and safety conscious. Safety first, is always Andy's motto. You can read that in his posts on this forum. It's a mom/pop operation grown way out of bounds, so a little patience is always a good thing. But Andy is absolutely honest, and not a "hard sell" sort of guy.
I imagine that you will have had a good experience with Andy after you drive home your rig, all set up and ready to go and enjoy. I believe that you made a good decision by having a professional like Andy do your first setup and hitch install.
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