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Old 07-21-2015, 06:58 AM   #1
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Wheel bearings and brakes

We have a 2012 Palomino with less than 10,000 miles on it. How often should the wheel bearings be packed and the brakes checked?
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:16 AM   #2
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Considering that those are probably two of the most important components on the camper, I have mine done annually. Just had mine done yesterday as we are leaving tomorrow for a couple of months.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:24 AM   #3
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I have mine checked and maintained once a year in the winter. I drop my trailer off to get whatever else done, including a state inspection and don't worry about how long it takes.

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Old 07-21-2015, 05:37 PM   #4
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I'm with the every two year crowd.
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:02 PM   #5
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Have used my trailer 3 yrs 8200 miles.....filled the axles when I took delivery with high temp grease.....brakes check on first roll of every pull....newly adjusted brakes for my rig require about 4.5 on the controller and still work fine as they wear have bumped controller up to about 5.5.....and still get proper braking....just put new tires on trailer and there is no wheel movement with a strong 10/2 grab and wiggle on or off ground. Use brakes very little I feel as truck brakes down when let of power....will adjust brakes if controller requires a higher number.....when 10k miles arrives will have brakes checked and new bearing all the way around.....don t forget about torque.....check the lugs as required.....good luck
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:10 PM   #6
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IMO you are due for a checkup
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:19 PM   #7
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three years and nearly 10,000s, way over due for inspection, grease repack and maybe just seals but probably new bearings and seals, to be safe. And most important of all be sure the person doing it KNOW WHAT THE HELL THEY ARE DOING. Not just any mechanic or tire shop SOMEONE WITH REAL RV experience. Just IMO
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:01 PM   #8
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Hmmm I'm in trouble.
5 yrs ........
Few pumps of grease annually. .

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Hmmm I'm in trouble.
5 yrs ........
Few pumps of grease annually. .

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X2, same boat here and not sinking yet.......
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