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Old 04-09-2016, 10:45 AM   #1
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I removed the wheels last year, put the egg up on jack stands and plastic bags over the drum/hubs. Egg was covered with our Sunbrella cover for the light winter we had, and parked under our new carport.

After cleaning all the bearings, inspecting all bearing surfaces, and cleaning the brake drums, everything looked fine, so I lubed the bearings with Lucas Red n Tacky, and today the hubs went back on. All I needed were a couple new seals and a couple new tang washers. The egg is still on jack stands, but wheels and tires will soon go on.

We're off tomorrow on a big silver bird for a week in Aruba. Can't RV everywhere. First registered camping trip is for Three Valley Campground in western NY in late July, but who knows what might come up?

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Old 04-09-2016, 11:02 AM   #2
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Good for you. Mine need doing as well but it's in the mid thirties with a nice breeze. Even the robins are shivering. Hope to get it next week. Raz
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Good for you. Mine need doing as well but it's in the mid thirties with a nice breeze. Even the robins are shivering. Hope to get it next week. Raz
Mid 40's with a breeze here when I did mine, but I wanted them done just in case a quick trip comes up when we get back. Good luck with yours!

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Frank and RAz, it's in the mid 70's here. We are looking forward to attending the Niagra Wine Taste gathering in September, and was wondering if you'll be attending.
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When in September folks? Maybe. Never been for one reason or another, but would love to go!

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We are looking forward to attending the Niagra Wine Taste gathering in September, and was wondering if you'll be attending.
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I made reservations today.

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Frank, that's great. We've never been to Niagara Falls, and are looking forward to seeing it, meeting other fiberglassrv members, and maybe do some leaf peeping on our way down the coast before returning to Arizona.
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What are your thoughts about having the camper wheels balanced?
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What are your thoughts about having the camper wheels balanced?
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Frank and RAz, it's in the mid 70's here.
Actually the high 70's up here in the great white north the last couple of days as well Nice weather for washing and waxing trailers.
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My question is....You're not going to take the trailer out for a TEST-PULL first and make sure all is well? Hub Temps? Brakes etc?? I personally could not do that. But to each his own.
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You talking to me?

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My question is....You're not going to take the trailer out for a TEST-PULL first and make sure all is well? Hub Temps? Brakes etc?? I personally could not do that. But to each his own.
If you're talking to me Darral, no worries. I've been greasing hubs and adjusting drum brakes for decades. This isn't my 1st pony show.

Each drum is marked, bearings go back in the same drums, & EZLube axles make it easy to do. Its first trip will be to my buddy's garage a week from Wednesday to get the wheels balanced again.

Not everyone is confident doing their own wheel bearing and brake work. I am, and I am meticulous about it.

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Yesterday morning we had temps in the single digits (6 Deg F)
if you can trust the NWS . The thermometer on the front of our cabin was hovering at about zero degrees F. Thirty one for a high tomorrow. Soon enough it will be Spring and temps will be in the 50's .
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Since I've never even changed a tire in my ~40+ years of driving I took Parkliner #35 to my local Les Schwab tire center at the two year mark. The shop mechanic stated the bearings were in great shape but stated if replaced and repacked the rig shouldn't need any service for another two years...so I took his advice. A few bucks later and we were on our way home.

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