New PUP bearing question

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by MarkPA, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. MarkPA

    MarkPA New Member

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    Just got our new PUP (Fleetwood Williamsburg) yesterday and was reading the manuals and it states: that before the intial camping trip to check the bearing. Should I have to worry about the bearing on a new unit? Or wait until the end of the season or 12000 miles?
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  2. Bummer72

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    By new, do you mean "brand new"?

    If brand new, I think you should be okay to hit the road, but I've also heard that the manufacturers can be stingy with the amount of grease they pack in the hubs.

    If its new-to-you, or used from a dealership, definitely pull the hubs and see what you've got.

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    Thanks for the reply;

    Yes it's brand new off the dealers lot; Just trying to get a grip on things I need to do before our first camping trip.


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  4. freepopup

    freepopup New Member

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    Last week I read a post from someone who bought a new pup and went out on the road and blew a tire/and fry-ed an axle. the dealership said that it was there fault for not checking even though the card said bearing check was preformed.It was checked for play not grease so at least pull the caps and do a look see.i would rather be safe the sorry.

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    It never hurts to pull the hubs to check the bearings! If you invest the little bit of time needed to do that, you know exactly where you stand and you know that everything is ready to go.

    When I installed brakes on our Flagstaff I was surprised to see that the factory hadn't really greased the bearings all that well. There was probably enough grease, but just enough. Now I know that there really is enough, because I cleaned and greased them!


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    I'm taking our pup to our mechanic for an inspection sticker this week. We have to have camper inspected in VT. I asked him while I was there if he could show me how to check the inner bearings. I did pull the outer bearings and repack them last year. Once he shows me I'll do my own every year or 10,000 miles. The bottom line is, take the few minutes and remove the hubs and check the grease. You'll feel better and you may avoid a nightmare!

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