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Old 05-15-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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Hello folks, we live near the Seattle area and were wondering if anyone a shop they could recommend for service? We called Poulsboro RV but they require us to leave our Scamp there for several days. All we need is bearing service.

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Old 05-15-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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No specific recommendations, but packing bearings is a low skill job, which means you could have it done at an independent auto repair shop, a trailer fabrication shop, maybe even a lawnmower shop, especially if you brought in the seals and the grease.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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If you need bearings packed or other running gear, go to Les Schwabb.

If you need body work, i recommend Westcraft in Fife. They rebuilt our Casita after a tree fell on it and did excellent work.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:38 PM   #4
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but they require us to leave our Scamp there for several days. All we need is bearing service.

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At this time of year your going to be waiting days for services at pretty well all the dedicated RV shops.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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Les Schwabb would be a good bet.
I mine done last fall at an RV repair shop and had to have redone while traveling. The RV shop tightened the hubs too tight causing bearing to get hot. A random auto repair shop in Bullhead City took care of it. I caught it before the bearings were destroyed.
There wasn't a Les Schwabb store in Bullhead City, or I would have taken it there.
Other options are tire stores or any shop that does brakes.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:47 PM   #6
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I used Les Schwab, too, on S. Whidbey. They also sold me my trailer tires. And repaired a flat on my new Subaru (not their tires) at no charge.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:45 PM   #7
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You can go to any place that sells or services any kind of trailers, like cargo trailers, flatbeds, boat trailers etc... Probably any auto mechanic can do it too. I did it myself, it's really not that hard to do, messy yes, but not difficult.
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I third or fifth or sixth suggest Les Schwab. I just bought my TT tires from Les last month. My tug has had Schwab tires for the past 10 years. I'm one happy camper!
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Thumbs up

Ditto on kudos for Les Schwab...
my local LS is also a certified Dexter Axle dealer/repair center...so they know trailers
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Haven't used them personally, but I know several folks that haven't had very favorable experiences on either service or dealings with Poulsbo RV. FWIW.
I have dealt with Les Schwab for over 40 years and never had any problems with their work.
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