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RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

Already got the FW back after they told me $2,300 to replace all four backing plates, etc.
phillyg 06/29/20 02:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

Now boys (and maybe girls), my original post was only to determine if the price quoted for repacking was fair. It doesn't need to devolve into disagreements about the quality of bearings, lack of quality control, or technical expertise, etc.
phillyg 06/29/20 02:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

I know some recommended doing it myself, but it really is a messy PITA, in my opinion. Instead, I took it to a recommended RV repair facility nearby. They told me I needed all new backing plates and hubs (drums), for $2,300. Tried to tell me the seals failed. I went and looked. The insides have a lot of brake dust, not grease. The bearings have not been serviced since new, so I knew they had not been over-greased. The shoes could stand to be replaced but are not glazed or greasy, nor are the drums. The wires on one of the four magnets are broken. Of course, the backing plates are Dexter Never-adjust so they're expensive at $250-325 a pair if I buy them, but it's not needed. I told them to put it back together; I'll do the dirty work myself. A can of brake cleaner ($6), four pair of shoes ($120), four seals ($50), and a pair of magnets ($40). So, for $216, plus the minimum one hour labor ($125), maybe two, that they'll charge when I pick it up, I get to do the messy work myself, grrrr.
phillyg 06/19/20 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

Okay, thanks all. I guess I haven't been keeping up with the times because I've done this work myself for so many years. I still think $375 for labor-only is high. You're going to pay at least another $125 for parts and sales tax. I would check around some more. I got three quotes between $360 and $400 so that appears the going rate for labor around here. Unless there's something wrong with the brakes, the only parts needed would be the rear seals, yes?
phillyg 06/16/20 07:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

Okay, thanks all. I guess I haven't been keeping up with the times because I've done this work myself for so many years.
phillyg 06/15/20 12:30pm Fifth-Wheels
Wheel Bearing Repack

I have always repacked my own bearings but I just called a local RV facility for a quote. Was just told wheel bearing service is three hours labor for two axles, which is $375 in my area. Seems to me three hours is too long. What does the brain trust say?
phillyg 06/15/20 08:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Out of state license and storage.

Vehicles are generally titled and registered in the state where they're garaged. As an attorney, I can tell you this is an incorrect statement. Vehicles are titled where the owner maintains a legal residence. Correct. The registration address must correspond with the address of the primary registered owner. Otherwise everyone would title their vehicles in the cheapest state, regardless of where they live. As an attorney I am surprised you didn't use the weasel word "generally" as I did. The OP indicated he was keeping the RV in MT, in other words, he was not looking to get one over on CA using, for example, a MT LLC. I know you know a person can own properties in multiple states, and live at those properties for various periods of time during the year, but remains a legal resident in only one state, in this case, CA. I'm presuming the OP is there most of the year unless he's travelling, receives his mail, pays taxes, is licensed to drive, has bank accounts, doctors, etc. Now, that's not to say he should be cavalier and ignore states' laws. If he were to bring that RV into CA, and garage it there for more than X days, or camp in it in CA for more than X days, he may well have CA come after him. WRT insurance, the OP should be upfront with his insurance company because they set their rates based on where the vehicle is titled and registered. WRT the "two out of three" rule, my recollection is that may have been correct years ago. I'd like to hear from just one person who's ever been arrested or charged because they're licensed in one state, stopped in another state, driving a vehicle registered in a third state.
phillyg 06/11/20 01:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: Out of state license and storage.

Vehicles are generally titled and registered in the state where they're garaged. If you do as you say, there is nothing wrong with titling and registering in MT. And, I don't see any need for you to co-own it with another person. If CA ever came after you for tax evasion, proof that the RV has never been in CA, has only been fueled and used in any state other than CA, inspected in MT and in compliance with all MT requirements, should be more than enough to stop CA from taking further action.
phillyg 06/09/20 05:21pm Beginning RVing
RE: Snowbirds In Limbo As Coronavirus Upends Travel Plans

There are German and British 'birds in my neighborhood. Some left already. Some stayed. They're mostly concerned about not overstaying their 6-month visas.
phillyg 04/01/20 05:05pm Snowbirds
Tire recall

This recall may affect some folks: NHTSA Recall ID Number : 20T007 Synopsis : Yokohama Tire Corporation (Yokohama Tire) is recalling certain Yokohama RY023 tires, size 255/70R22.5 16H (DOT date code 0320 and 0520 through 0620), RY023 tires, size 295/75R22.5 16H (DOT date codes 0320 through 0520), RY023 tires, size 285/75R24.5 14G (DOT date codes 0320 and 0520), RY617 tires, size 11R22.5 16H (DOT date code 0320), RY617 tires, size 11R24.5 16H (DOT date codes 0220 and 0420 through 0620), TY517 MC2 tires, size 295/75R22.5 14G (DOT date codes 0220 through 0620), TY517 MC2 tires, size 285/75R24.5 14G (DOT date codes 0420 through 0620), TY517 MC2 tires, size 11R22.5 16H (DOT date codes 0320 through 0620), TY527 tires, size 11R24.5 16H (DOT date code 0520), 712L tires, size 295/75R22.5 16H (DOT date codes 0420 through 0620), 712L tires, size 11R22.5 16H (DOT date codes 0620 and 0320 through 0420), 709ZL tires, size 285/75R24.5 14G (DOT date code 0420), 709ZL tires, size 11R24.5 14G (DOT date code 0220), LY053 tires, size 11R24.5 16H (DOT date codes 0320 through 0620), 109L tires, size 11R22.5 14G (DOT date codes 0220 and 0420 through 0620), 109L tires, size 285/75R24.5 14G (DOT date codes 0620 and 0320 through 0420), 109L tires, size 295/75R22.5 14G (DOT date code 0420), 108R tires, size 11R24.5 16H (DOT date codes 0320 and 0620), and 715R tires, size 295/75R22.5 16H (DOT date codes 0320 through 0420). Due to improper manufacturing, the tires tread or bead may detach, possibly resulting in loss of vehicle control. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires - Other than Passenger Cars." A sudden loss of vehicle control increases the risk of a crash. Yokohama will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2020. Owners may contact Yokohama customer
phillyg 03/21/20 11:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rear end ratios

Sticking my neck out a bit as I'm going from memory, but a 3.55 geared vehicle will have less pulling power than a 4.10. But good luck finding, let's say a new one ton vehicle, with more than 3.73 gearing. The reason is the newer vehicles compensate with up to 10-speed transmissions. Back in the day, a 4-speed tranny might have 4.10 gearing in a one ton. Bottom line is any of the newer one tons can handle most, if not all, truck campers sold today, especially if DRW.
phillyg 12/22/19 08:10am Truck Campers
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