Bi-yearly wheel bearing maintenance

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by wiscgeocamper, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. wiscgeocamper

    wiscgeocamper Waukesha, WI

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    How many of you take your PUP to a dealer to have the wheel bearing maintenance done as opposed to doing it yourself? I have a 12' Fleetwood w/electric brakes, which is new to me. My previous camper was a 10' Flagstaff w/o brakes and bearing maintenance was easier. I took it in because I wasn't comfortable with dealing with the brakes. I picked it up from the dealer today and it cost me $160(ouch!). I don't mind that much because it's only every other year and I know it was done right(I hope). Just curious to see what other people do.

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  2. LynnAllen02

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    We are doing it ourselves this year, we didn't like our dealer and won't return except for warranty work.

    There is a nice article up with the manuals on this site, we printed it and plan to follow...

    DH is not excited about this job, thought his days of climbing under wheels were over..

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  3. jhower

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    I do as much of my own work as possible on all of our vehicles. Wheel bearing maintenance is really pretty simple, as are electric brakes, if you're even just reasonably handy.

    I grease the wheel bearings on both trailers annually. Sitting around not being used is what's the hardest on those bearings.


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  4. dgaines

    dgaines Last one to the CG buys the beer

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    ok, how about this. I have a new to me 92 coleman. Someone cut the brake lines, the ecletircal portion. I am kind of affraid to hook them back up, as I don't know what will happen. any suggestions

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  5. Yellowkayak

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    Dgaines,

    Unplug battery, then splice together wires, then hook back up to battery, check fuse, and you should be good to go, but make sure you use a quality splice connector that is waterproof. Go to automotive store of Lowes and ask for electrical connectors that are waterproof.

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    dgaines Last one to the CG buys the beer

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    ok, thanks


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  7. John L

    John L New Member

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    I cleaned and packed my bearings last year and had no problem. I take them out and wash them in kerosene with a small soft brush. Then I used a good quality wheel bearing grease packing it in the old fashion way by hand. Things seemed just fine. After a long haul I felt the hubs to see if there was excessive heat but they were fine. Took about 1 1/2 hours. I'll do it again this year.

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