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Old 05-15-2012, 11:30 AM   #15
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Well Cyndi - having a toasted wheel bearing could result in you loosing a wheel and could lead to a not so good ending of your trip. Add to that the fact your brakes need replacing is not IMHO a good combo - the end of the day the choose is yours but keep in mind if it all goes bad you may not be the only one that's impacted.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:01 PM   #16
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Does anyone know how dangeroys this is to continue to pull?! We had planned to go camping this wkend about2 hr away.

Wheel bearing failure can be very serious. I'd take it to a local trailer fabricator / repair shop and have new brake assemblies and bearings installed. They have all the parts and know how without the high prices of an RV dealer.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:50 PM   #17
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Just had the wheel bearings in my 13' Scamp repacked yesterday for $60 at the local auto repair shop where they replaced my tires last fall for $180. Boy those little tires are a wee bit spendy. There aren't any brakes on my trailer. I feel better now that it's all done, tho. Can relax a bit when I'm driving down the highway...Well, at least until I have to back into the campsite.
He did say the bearings actually looked ok, but figured he'd repack anyway since he had the tires off.
My neighbor said he'd show me how to do the repacking next time. 10,000 miles might take me a while.
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Well good news- i opted not to take it to this larger RV place - whomnin the past has charged me ridiculous amts of $ for wgat?! Im still trying to figure it out!---I actually found a small family run RV repair shop and campground also in the Poconos, PA. The mechanic was my age, knew of my family and our business, etc. Etc...anyway, he really took the time to explain everything to me. Told me exactly what I needed. He said alot of these RV repair places are only trained to install new parts, costing RV owners so much unnecessary $; that its becoming harder to find repair people skilled on older trailers. Well, end of story: my bearings will be replaced, brakes, and installation of that brake controller thingy inside my TV- and be ready for my trip to Mighty High Fest this weekend!
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:20 PM   #19
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My neighbor said he'd show me how to do the repacking next time. 10,000 miles might take me a while.
Actually Lil you are best not to wait until 10,000 miles - its one year or 10,000 which ever come first. Always for your on comfort best to have them down at the start of each year.
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Hi Carol, Would you share the name of this little place in our neighbourhood. you can pm me if you'd like.

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Although I have to tell you that having repairs done by Escape may actually be even cheaper.
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Update on bearings: what was needed on my FiberStream trailer: New Brakes, new wheel bearings, brake wiring, break away safety cables, brake controller for inside truck, new hand crank jack for hitch. It had an electric lift which has a loose wiring as it works sporatically. It wasnt worth my hassle to repair it as sometime i hope to dry camp and may want the manual lift - $640 complete.
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Nice!! Now you get to enjoy camping this weekend.. If they did all that for 640, I think they were reasonable. But then again I live in California, so what looks like a good deal to me may not be anywhere else... Enjoy your weekend!
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Update on bearings: what was needed on my FiberStream trailer: New Brakes, new wheel bearings, brake wiring, break away safety cables, brake controller for inside truck, new hand crank jack for hitch. It had an electric lift which has a loose wiring as it works sporatically. It wasnt worth my hassle to repair it as sometime i hope to dry camp and may want the manual lift - $640 complete.
Well done - by Vancouver standards that is a *REAL* deal.
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Sigh of relief to hear your responses. Pocono RV charged me $100s last year to tell me what didnt work and what needed to be fixed. Looks like Im going into a relationship with Mike at WH Family Rv.
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