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Old 08-31-2016, 02:16 PM   #11
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I guess it balances itself but I try to be prepared. I do carry a torque wrench with me to check those hubs every so often.
But then this past April coming across northern Arizona we blew a left rear tire on the TT that shredded and tore out all the wiring to the rear of the coach along with the propane lines. No heat, no refidgerater, no hot water.
We survived with a shoebox sized electric heater, limped into Cortez Co & got 4 new tires, then limped into a cooperative Camping World in Colorado Springs to get it rewired.
Not fun and was xpen$ive but that's life!
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:45 PM   #12
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When the hassle and stress outweighs the fun and pleasure of owning/using your RV, it's time to hang it up for sure. Sorry to hear it's arrived for you, good luck!!!

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Old 08-31-2016, 03:10 PM   #13
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What hurts in these type of situations is that there is NOT A SOUL in the RV business that gives a quack. No one. Sometimes lip service but that is all. They got your money and that IS all they care about.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:39 PM   #14
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To add insult to injury, I was held hostage for $450 for 6 lug bolts and nuts and a packet of grease. And a half hour of labor. They charged 42.50 for the bolts, $60 for the call. The rest because instead of going to N RV dealer for bolts , the guy ran all over West Virginia looking !! So be warned, if you're in West Virginia in the area of Beckly or north, don't call jeffs towing. Very dishonest.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:37 PM   #15
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Being a retired mechanic.I would say the main reasons for wheel studs to break is overtightning.overtightning will stress the studs and cause them to break overzelous use of an airwrench is the most common way.nuts should be buzzed to snug then tightned with a torque wrench. Getting quality service seems to be a real problem with RVs
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:45 PM   #16
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Sorry to hear of your issues. Ya may be time to depart the RV world. BTW for all folks that take your campers in for this type of service make sure you check your lugs after they complete there work & tire pressure. Just a heads up. Later RJD
Just had new tires installed and asked what the wheels were torqued to. Answer was 65#. Told them to go back and make it 120. Drove home and checked after 10 miles. Just put 88 more miles on and will check again before the next trip and every trip along with air pressure. Anal? Maybe.
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:17 AM   #17
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I blame cell phones for this kind of mistake in the service department.
I have a shop myself and when working on anything at all, nothing can remove your mind from the task at hand like a phone call. When I hang up the phone, I say out loud. Now where was I?
Double check the lugs for sure after a few miles.
Even a visual check might spot a problem in time.
Im 62 and know how the skills and savvy are going away also.
Best of luck to all traveling.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:41 PM   #18
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I always watch the mechanic torque the tires on my vehicles and RV.....
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:53 PM   #19
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Now my bladder tells me when it's time to check the lugs.

I'm so snake bit I even checked them after it didn't move all night ! Lol
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:13 AM   #20
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And now for relaxation I'm sitting under the hitch of my camper having coffee and watching it rain. The race track told us to pull in our awnings and tie down loose items. Supposed to get up to 7". So a long story short, we had a bad trip to drive down to South Carolina to greet a hurricane ?

I'm thinking I won't be buying any lottery tickets soon. Lol
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