Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,258
Quote:
Originally Posted by dustman_stx View Post
If you'll look back at my original post, you'll notice that I did include a disclaimer about a more expensive axle- it hadn't been mentioned before what type of axle was being discussed. If you'll go back and read my post, I also didn't include an extra wheel and tire- you may have mentioned this originally and I didn't catch it. I stand by my original statement that replacing 2 drums, hubs, bearings and some brakes at a cost of $3000 is outrageous.
Not hard to go back and check the post;
"I just had a single Dexter (6,000 lb) axle installed along with hubs/rims/tires. (including spare) for $2,500.00. Mind you I did go with load range "e" tires."
__________________

__________________
bakken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #32
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
Guys, this thread got totally off topic with the discussion on the Canadian vs. U.S. dollar. I moved those comments here: Canadian vs. U.S. Dollar
__________________

__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
caper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,973
I know that I got ripped off but when you are stuck in a large city with no other place to go you are at the mercy of the vultures. To add insult to injury the CG was charging us $75 for a site that was so small when I had my slides out I did not have room to extend my awning. That is why the say that BC Canada means BRING CASH. They did change everything but the axles.
__________________
Terry and Janet
2008 3001W Windjammer
2007 Ford F150
caper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 07:06 PM   #34
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by caper View Post
I know that I got ripped off but when you are stuck in a large city with no other place to go you are at the mercy of the vultures. To add insult to injury the CG was charging us $75 for a site that was so small when I had my slides out I did not have room to extend my awning. That is why the say that BC Canada means BRING CASH. They did change everything but the axles.
$75.00 bucks a night ?

Damn I get full hook ups in a state park with 800 deer a swimming pool and a bar within 2 miles and 75 feet from camper to camper for $18.00 a night !

Turbs
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 08:44 PM   #35
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
$75.00 bucks a night ?

Damn I get full hook ups in a state park with 800 deer a swimming pool and a bar within 2 miles and 75 feet from camper to camper for $18.00 a night !

Turbs
That's not a state park, it's what your wife charges you to park your camper in the back yard.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 09:13 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
caper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,973
I had all for hubs and brakes replaced and I agree it was too expensive. But when you are traveling and do not know were to go you take a change at service. The tech also found that the brakes on one side of the trailer were overheating because forest river wired the brakes at the driver side first and then jumped to the pass. side. Because of the wiring set up on side was getting full power while the other side got a lot less. I had brake pads on that had less then 4000 miles on them that were heat checked. What ever you do to one side of the axle you have to do to the other. They also rewired my brakes at the same time. As for the cost of the CG look up Camping in Burnaby/Vancouver. As I stated before BC Canada stand for BRING CASH and not British Columbia.
__________________
Terry and Janet
2008 3001W Windjammer
2007 Ford F150
caper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:04 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,413
Quote:
Originally Posted by bakken View Post
Not hard to go back and check the post;
"I just had a single Dexter (6,000 lb) axle installed along with hubs/rims/tires. (including spare) for $2,500.00. Mind you I did go with load range "e" tires."
Don't see anything there about torsion axles. And for the sake of the original argument of $3000 being too expensive for 2 axles, I didnt't address the spare since it was an additional cost outside of my original point.

Edit for the sake of clarification:

My original statement was that I could buy 2 complete axles, 4 wheels and 4 tires for less that $3000. I was rebutted with the $2500 post. I responded to that rebuttal by pointing out that a non-standard axle must have been used- which turned out to be a torsion axle. I also felt the extra purchases of the spare wheel and tire were out of bounds in a rebuttal directed toward me because that inflated the $2500 total (as did the load range e tires). I feel this discussion is going somewhat the wrong direction. I only intended to point out that the OP was taken advantage of- which he acknowledges above.
__________________
dustman_stx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:07 AM   #38
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,413
Quote:
Originally Posted by caper View Post
I know that I got ripped off but when you are stuck in a large city with no other place to go you are at the mercy of the vultures. To add insult to injury the CG was charging us $75 for a site that was so small when I had my slides out I did not have room to extend my awning. That is why the say that BC Canada means BRING CASH. They did change everything but the axles.
I definitely feel for you there. It seems like they just know when you are at their mercy and charge accordingly.
__________________
dustman_stx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:17 AM   #39
Winnipeg,Manitoba-Canada
 
pdchristensen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by dustman_stx View Post
Don't see anything there about torsion axles. And for the sake of the original argument of $3000 being too expensive for 2 axles, I didnt't address the spare since it was an additional cost outside of my original point.
I now realize that I must have spent way to much time debating this topic. I am quite willing to admit that you are quite correct in everything you have posted and I suggest that members disregard my posts. So sorry to have offended you. Please take this as the end of this debate
__________________
2015 Rockwood 2306 MiniLite
2012 Chevy Traverse
2011-2014 - 50 nights
Paul, Darcie, Li & Yan
pdchristensen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 09:47 AM   #40
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Road-King View Post
I agree, but after reading the thread, I checked mine for the first time. Bought the TT the end of June. There was very little grease in the hubs. It took what I considered form past experience a lot of grease.
Mine needed a complete flush as well. The bearings were hand packed and installed in the hubs with no additional filling of the ultralube hubs. In fact in my case two of the Zerks were rolling around in the dust cap as they were never tightened and fell off. They took a full tube to fill the 4 hubs the first time.

Now they get a squirt in each Zerk to put fresh grease between the rollers before we leave. That last bearing repack, the mechanic said the bearings looked brand new.
__________________

__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:15 PM.