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Old 10-26-2009, 09:14 PM   #85
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Did you ever find out what the problem was? Did the SSR make a difference?
Doubt we'll ever know. Jeff was last logged into FiberglassRV on 4th October 2006 - 04:20 PM. More than three years ago. Too bad, it would have been interesting to find out if he found the solution.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:29 PM   #86
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Just to provide reassurance. I bought a 13'Scamp DeLuxe New in May 2005. Since then I've pulled it 16,000 miles with a 2004 Jeep Liberty (3.7 L). It pulls like a dream and I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:17 PM   #87
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Eggy-sue, 13 front bath deluxe, at last weigh-in was 1950# with every option known to Scamp except the second propane tank. This weight is with all needed load for a trip.... Food in the cupboard clothes in the closet , dishes, water, bedding toiletries etc.
She has seen 40,000 miles behind my Ranger 6cyl. and my Escape 4cyl. No problems yet, and we maintain good speed in all conditions with good mileage. we have driven the mountains on both coasts with the 4CYL escape as TV and seldom dropped below 58MPH on the highway which is the optimum for safety, wear and economy for the Escape when towing.
I can not recall when wind or traffic has had significant adverse impact on towing.
I would love to see Jeff's rig just out of curiousity.There must be something there for someone to learn!
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:29 AM   #88
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:04 AM   #89
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Just to provide reassurance. I bought a 13'Scamp DeLuxe New in May 2005. Since then I've pulled it 16,000 miles with a 2004 Jeep Liberty (3.7 L). It pulls like a dream and I wouldn't change a thing.

You HAVE performed the required bearing maintenance every 5000 miles I hope.

"8. When trailer is new check axle after first 200 miles. Check lug nuts making sure they are not loosening and hub for excessive heat. Otherwise bearings should be checked once a year or every 5000 miles. If the trailer is equipped with brakes examine at the same time as bearings."

A person was denyed warranty service on a trailer because of not servicing the bearings in, I think. the Good Sam ombudsman column.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:37 PM   #90
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Can someone tell me the difference between the bearings on a trailer and the front wheel bearings on a rear wheel drive car ?

I have gone years without touching my whee bearings on my cars.

I just don't understand why they have to be serviced every 5000 miles.

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You HAVE performed the required bearing maintenance every 5000 miles I hope.

"8. When trailer is new check axle after first 200 miles. Check lug nuts making sure they are not loosening and hub for excessive heat. Otherwise bearings should be checked once a year or every 5000 miles. If the trailer is equipped with brakes examine at the same time as bearings."

A person was denyed warranty service on a trailer because of not servicing the bearings in, I think. the Good Sam ombudsman column.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:23 PM   #91
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Aaaargh!

Reading this thread has been like reading an intoxicating dime store detective novel found at a used book store with the last chapter ripped out...
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:32 PM   #92
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Perhaps he discovered the break-away pin had been pulled all along and was too embarrassed to reveal it to us waiting with bated breath.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:57 PM   #93
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My mechanic said we shouldn`t pull our trailer with our 2005 Town & Ciuntry van-that year and make of van has a weak transmission and may not pull a trailer. We have not chanced it-we pull it with an e-150-no problem.
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:25 PM   #94
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You HAVE performed the required bearing maintenance every 5000 miles I hope.

"8. When trailer is new check axle after first 200 miles. Check lug nuts making sure they are not loosening and hub for excessive heat. Otherwise bearings should be checked once a year or every 5000 miles. If the trailer is equipped with brakes examine at the same time as bearings."

A person was denyed warranty service on a trailer because of not servicing the bearings in, I think. the Good Sam ombudsman column.
A couple of points...
1] The warranty is only one year, so how would the Service place know whether you had removed your hubs or not?
2] How would they know how far it had been towed?
3]What is the advantage of EZ lube if you still take the bearings apart every 5000miles?

After initial set and service at 600miles [To my house from Backus] I towed my 13 nearly another 40,000 miles before removing the hubs to service the brakes.
Of course I greased the EZ lube regularly and would advise doing so with the wheel off the ground so that the grease is applied with the wheel spinning to get better dispersion and less resistance to flow.
Now; on the older trailers there is little alternative to removing the hubs for service.
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Aaaargh!

Reading this thread has been like reading an intoxicating dime store detective novel found at a used book store with the last chapter ripped out...
Very well said! LOL....................
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:30 AM   #96
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Okay, I have tried to pay attention and read all of this, but Jeff, did you ever say if you have a weight distribution hitch?
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:35 AM   #97
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Once again, Jeff has not logged into FiberglassRV since 4th October 2006 - 04:20 PM... that's three years group! Doubtful he'll ever see these messages or give the answer to his solution.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:48 AM   #98
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Poor Donna, LOL......................... This post was drug out of the archives which crack's me up, and I can understand people not catching that. But hopefully readers will catch on that this was/is a post which IMHO Robert summed up very well.



Of course it would be interesting to know what the issue turned out to be, but after 4 years of no response from the original poster. We are stuck not knowing.
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