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Old 11-19-2017, 11:21 AM   #43
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Patricia
I have 1976 Ventura.
Totally gutted, same as you have done.
When I removed the floor, I felt this compromised the fiberglass so I put down a new mat of glass. I am glad it has been raining otherwisse I wouldn't have found a problem.
The bottom recessed areas at the front sides. The curve from the wall to the floor area. Water weeped throught he fiberglass with no apparent hole for a length of about 6".
I put down a new fiberglass mat here up the wall 3" and out 3".
I put a hose on this area before I did the repair and it took about 10 minutes for the water to start seeping in. When I did the main floor area I should have brought the glass up the sides a few inches just to be safe.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:57 PM   #44
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After having the trailer in to the shop for new brakes, tires and rims.
Hi Patricia, I'm just wondering what size of tires you had put on and where you had them done?
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:16 AM   #45
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The mechanic that I went to put on 13 inch wheels. I trust(ed) and hope that they are the correct size. I will have to look into it.
That same mechanic, located in my community, did the brakes as well. I am now on my first trip with the trailer and have had to replace those "new" brakes. On the 2nd day into the trip I began to hear some grinding noises when braking at low speeds and by the 4th day, the grinding had turned into metal on metal screeching. I tried to find a mechanic to look at them but no one had time so I had to risk driving through the rest of the Rockies to the Okanagan where a brake specialist replaced the whole brake system. He found one side worn down to the axle and the other to be not working and the wiring all chewed up. There was no sign that the bearings had been packed and the grease was filthy.
So, I would clearly not recommend my mechanic. Metro Trailer on Nairn Ave in Wpg, has been recommended to me though I have no experience of them.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:21 AM   #46
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The mechanic that I went to put on 13 inch wheels. I trust(ed) and hope that they are the correct size. I will have to look into it.
That same mechanic, located in my community, did the brakes as well. I am now on my first trip with the trailer and have had to replace those "new" brakes. On the 2nd day into the trip I began to hear some grinding noises when braking at low speeds and by the 4th day, the grinding had turned into metal on metal screeching. I tried to find a mechanic to look at them but no one had time so I had to risk driving through the rest of the Rockies to the Okanagan where a brake specialist replaced the whole brake system. He found one side worn down to the axle and the other to be not working and the wiring all chewed up. There was no sign that the bearings had been packed and the grease was filthy.
So, I would clearly not recommend my mechanic. Metro Trailer on Nairn Ave in Wpg, has been recommended to me though I have no experience of them.
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Oh my Pat . I just read your post . I am so glad you made it through the mountains . Unfortunately there are people like what he did or didn't do to your trailer . I believe in Karma . Just so glad you are alright and your trailer is on the mend . Pat and Linda
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Oh my Pat . I just read your post . I am so glad you made it through the mountains . Unfortunately there are people like what he did or didn't do to your trailer . I believe in Karma . Just so glad you are alright and your trailer is on the mend . Pat and Linda
Pat ,Linda and I just talked , the heck with Karma . That mechanic needs to be reported to your authority. Also any money you paid he needs to repay . Patand Linda
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:21 PM   #48
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Thanks. I have the brakes that he installed as proof. I am also going to get a statement from the mechanic that redid them, outlining what he found when he took them apart. Then I am going to get a lawyer to sent him a "request" for a refund of the money and after that we will see what happens. For one thing, he is a CAA (like your AAA) certified mechanic and that should definitely be revoked.
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Pat, just read through your thread, and wanted to comment on your brake and bearing issues. Based on issues I've had with my FGRVs, I would suggest you also consider:

- One of the brakes may have been faulty when your mechanic installed it. I had similar symptoms and problems with brand new dexter brakes (factory installed on a brand new axle!). I finally determined that the clip holding the brake magnet on the left brake had come loose, and this was causing the right brake to do all of the work and overheat, etc.
- While the second mechanic said that the bearings were filthy, was this actually causing any issues? Bearings generally only have to be serviced every 10,000 miles. Also, did you ask the first mechanic to service the bearings?

Just things to consider as you proceed.

Anyway good luck with your beautiful camper!
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Thanks. I have the brakes that he installed as proof. I am also going to get a statement from the mechanic that redid them, outlining what he found when he took them apart. Then I am going to get a lawyer to sent him a "request" for a refund of the money and after that we will see what happens. For one thing, he is a CAA (like your AAA) certified mechanic and that should definitely be revoked.
Pat , good you are going to follow up . Patand Linda
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Hi John,
When I took it to the first mechanic I asked that the following be done: New tires and check that everything was okay and to do the bearings, NEW brakes, install break away cable and to extend the what I believe is called the umbilical cord which was too short and came out when going around corners.
When I picked it up he said he did not have time to wait for new parts so rebuilt the brakes, he did the tires and I assumed he had done the bearings. He had put on the break away unit and done the wiring. However the running and tail lights were not working(though they were when I took it in) After having his assistant work on it for about 1/2 and hour he told me he did not have time to fool around with it and to take it elsewhere. Such was his attitude and work ethic.
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Hi John,
When I took it to the first mechanic I asked that the following be done: New tires and check that everything was okay and to do the bearings, NEW brakes, install break away cable and to extend the what I believe is called the umbilical cord which was too short and came out when going around corners.
When I picked it up he said he did not have time to wait for new parts so rebuilt the brakes, he did the tires and I assumed he had done the bearings. He had put on the break away unit and done the wiring. However the running and tail lights were not working(though they were when I took it in) After having his assistant work on it for about 1/2 and hour he told me he did not have time to fool around with it and to take it elsewhere. Such was his attitude and work ethic.
Pat don't forget the running and tail lights that quit working .you don't want the bearing grease to be filthy .the dirt will wear the bearings and race . Bet I am sure you already know that . This is information for the other fellow . This could of turned out badly , sorry Pat . Go get him ! Pat and Linda
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He found one side worn down to the axle and the other to be not working and the wiring all chewed up.

How does one wear the brakes down to the axle?
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How does one wear the brakes down to the axle?
Obviously I have usied the wrong terminology. The centre of the brake assembly that goes over the axle was damaged, the bearings were destroyed. There was also an issue with the magnet. I have to have a look at the damaged brakes now that I am a few days and a good rest removed from the incident.
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