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cummins2014

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Posted: 06/18/20 05:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

But some of those molecules in the Timken steel could have migrated from China. [emoticon]


Along with the components that they make them with and stamp USA on them .[emoticon]

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We get the message!
Keep it up and you guys will get another thread closed. [emoticon]


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good one Barney [emoticon]

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But then we would have to give up a perfectly good "conspire against consumers" theory.


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Bring it over, I'll pull mine from the car port, $150 + parts.


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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.


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phillyg wrote:

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.
I read somewhere that the never adjust brakes were not able to get parts for them... Gotta buy the entire assembly. That may be why you got such a high price.


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Costs me about $155 for two axles in the Wichita, KS area.


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allen8106 wrote:

Costs me about $155 for two axles in the Wichita, KS area.
That is cheap. Too cheap.

That would be a price I would expect from a grease gun job.


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allen8106 wrote:

Costs me about $155 for two axles in the Wichita, KS area.
Was that just the labor, and you supplied all the parts and grease?


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