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Lynnmor

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Posted: 07/12/20 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mhsmith wrote:



Better quality, but sadly made in China also. They moved from Ohio to China mid 05-06


I have USA Timken bearings, check Summit, Amazon and below.
https://www.southwestwheel.com/c-822-timken-bearings.aspx?pagenum=2

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Posted: 07/12/20 08:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The TIMKEN Bearings I've bought over the last year are marked USA like the ones above.

* This post was edited 07/13/20 07:16am by deltabravo *


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mhsmith wrote:

the e-man wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

Your spindle looks fine.
I would replace the bearings with Timkens and go camping..... But first tell CW to take a hike.


Appreciating everyone’s feedback.

Can you tell me what makes Timkens special?


Better quality, but sadly made in China also. They moved from Ohio to China mid 05-06


Not entirely true. There is a Timken bearing plant about 10 miles from here in Iron Station NC. We used them at Getrag at one time, and GKN later on.


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lane hog

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Posted: 07/17/20 01:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know the OP fixed their issue already, but there's a recall listed on the Grand Design website for axles. Might be worth looking to see if your trailer is one of those included.



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the e-man

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Hi All.

Thanks again for the assistance with my question regarding the hubs and axles on my camper. As promised, here is an update.

After declining the axle replacement, I was charged significantly over the quoted price for the repack to get my trailer out of the shop. They said the extra was for shop supplies like rags and protective gear along with four bearing seals.

I took the advice of the group and got a second opinion. Interestingly, they found that the repack had not been performed properly. The bearings had not been cleaned and there were two types of grease visible. And they found that the axles were in good shape - no replacement needed.

I had put up the first pictures on my travel web site. I updated that post with pictures of the repack after the first shop completed their work and the repack after the second shop. I tried to capture some lessons learned from this experience.

If you want to see the additional pictures, they are at Hub Axle Question

Thanks again.


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Posted: 07/25/20 02:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my worthless opinion, an absolutely correct hub service is done rarely. There are many YouTube videos done by folks that think they are doing a great job, but I wouldn't let them near my stuff. Here in PA, we are to get trailers inspected annually where they pull two hubs and mess up so bad that I redo the work immediately after getting home. I could write a book about Pennsylvania state inspections.
I see no new photos.

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Lynnmor wrote:

the e-man wrote:

Not sure how to add images here. I just put up a temporary page with the pictures at: Hub Axle Pictures


Absolutely normal, run from the crooks!


x2 on this. local truck shop or trailer shop is your best bet

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