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Old 06-01-2015, 09:38 PM   #1
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Georgetown 270 wheel bearing failure

We just bought a Goergetown 270 in Fliorida and we were driving it back to Alaska and the front left wheel bearing failed. According to the Ford Truck dealer in Nashville the bearing had almost no grease. It is burn out and the spindle is toast. We waited two days to get the diagnosis. Now we have to wait two to three days to wait for the parts to come in. We are five days behing schedule getting back to Alaska. Has anyone run into this before with Ford chasis RV's?
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:24 PM   #2
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Is it a new coach?? If low mileage, may have just been lack of grease from the factory....


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Old 06-01-2015, 11:25 PM   #3
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I've been in this forum for many years and your Georgetown is the first I have heard of losing a front bearing. Actually the first of any bearing on the Ford chassis. How many miles did you have on the rig and what year?
Where are you? Canada or Alaska or in between?
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:07 AM   #4
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Georgtown 270

The RV is new. We were driving from Orlando and starting noticing at first the RV did not handle very well. Since it was the first time I was driving it I was not to happy. Little did I know how unhappy I was going to be. We drove into Nashville on Saturday afternoon and had a Monday appointment at the local Ford truck dealer. When the mechanic looked at the bearing it had almost no grease. I spoke to the service manager and he said he had not seen this in a while. He said it was a problem from the factory. Quality is not exactly a priority at Ford. Who knows, maybe it was worked on a Monday by an extremely hung over worker. Whatever, all I know is I am in day 3 of waiting to get my RV fixed. Another Ford supposed improvement is that parts cannot be overnighted. They first have to go to one their centers (1-2 days) then shipped to their destination (an additional day). I offered to pay for overnight shipping but he said that would not be the Ford process so I unfortunately would just have to wait. The good news is the folks at Mid Tenn Ford have been great. Extremly friendly and helpfull. If anyone needs their Ford RV worked on, they are awesome!
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:22 PM   #5
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I have a 2013 Georgetown XL 352, and find the Ford Chassis/Frame to be excellent. No issues with the Ford portion of the motorhome. Has 11,800 miles. However i find the auto leveling system to be junk, and use the manual function every time with a simple bubble level. I frequently have to reset the red flag circuit breaker under the steps when using the hydraulic system to retract the leveling system.
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I have a 2013 Georgetown XL 352, and find the Ford Chassis/Frame to be excellent. No issues with the Ford portion of the motorhome. Has 11,800 miles. However i find the auto leveling system to be junk, and use the manual function every time with a simple bubble level. I frequently have to reset the red flag circuit breaker under the steps when using the hydraulic system to retract the leveling system.
SUGGESTION to stop tripping 100 amp DC breaker when leveling and or retracting or extending slides.
The red flag circuit breaker trips usually because of low or weak battery power. Try keeping the engine running while leveling or plug into shore power before you level and put out the slides.
I have found this helps as the shore power battery charger or the engine charger helps keep the battery voltage up.
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