Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-21-2023, 07:58 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
2020 16' Basecamp
Hampstead , MD
Join Date: Jul 2023
Posts: 6
2021 Basecamp 16X Bearings need repacked?

I tried to make an appointment at the nearby Campers World to have the bearings repacked and brakes checked. (Nearest AS dealer is 180 miles away) Was told by their service dept that my camper had the permanently sealed bearings and did not need repacked. Further research has me confused. Anyone know for sure one way or the other??
djangelo71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2023, 05:32 AM   #2
ZOZ
3 Rivet Member
 
ZOZ's Avatar
 
2018 23' Flying Cloud
Peru , Illinois
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 187
Nev-R-Lube is Good

Airstream has used Dexter Nev-R-Lube wheel bearings in all models since 2018, reference 7-2, your owner's manual)

I just completed disassembly and inspection on all my bearings just this week after unsuccessful garage contacts. It seems nobody wants to do any work at any garage these days, so I did it myself.


All you need is a 3-ton jack, two 3-ton jack stands, 1/2" torque wrench and 1-7/16 axel nut socket and snap ring pliers. You are looking for broken springs, excessive wear gouging on the drums and magnets and removal of excessive grease and dust.

It wasn't difficult, just time consuming. The garage would not have done the cleaning and inspection I did.

Dexter recommends inspection at 10K miles or one year. I'm doing mine every 20K based upon my useage.

Randy


__________________
Cindy & Randy
2018 AS Flying Cloud 23FB
2018 GMC Sierra Denali 4x4 6.2L
ZOZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2023, 09:42 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
2019 22' Sport
High River , Alberta
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,221
The Sport models did not use sealed bearings. Our 2019 has conventional hubs and wheel bearings. No EZ Lube either.
AlbertF is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spacecamp 16X :: 2021 Airstream Basecamp RobertD Airstream Registry Discussions 0 03-27-2021 07:02 PM
Things to Check on a 2021 Basecamp 16X Driver912 Base Camp 1 12-15-2020 09:08 PM
2021 Basecamp 16x in stock at Airstream OC Oremus Base Camp 0 11-20-2020 09:16 PM
How often should wheel bearings be repacked Hans627 Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 9 06-19-2016 10:14 AM
1963 Overlander Why bearings can NOT be repacked? Zstream Axles 6 04-30-2008 12:23 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.