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Old 02-01-2018, 10:09 PM   #1
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RV Service Question...

So we have owned our Wildwood for just about three years now. I've kept on top of a lot of things. We keep the inside of the trailer very clean. I am very anal about keeping the tanks sanitary and clean, we have winterized faithfully. I've put new tires on. I wash and wax 3-4 times a year, and continually work to keep mold off the awning. I've washed the roof twice each season, caulk seals each season, and have kept on top of making sure that the butyl tape on the seams fills the gaps.

My question is this. What (if anything) should I take the trailer into a dealer to have them service at this point and time? We want the trailer to last so I have been pretty aggressive in keeping it clean and looking as close to what it looked like the day we took delivery. Just trying to get a clue of what else we would need to do. Comments and feedback are welcome and encouraged.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:24 PM   #2
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Check Brakes and Lube wheel bearings/replace grease seals! Youroo!!
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:42 PM   #3
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no need to go near the dealer for anything.
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Check Brakes and Lube wheel bearings/replace grease seals! Youroo!!

Thanks, I knew there was probably something that I should enlist a dealer for. Any idea what the typical lifespan would be for brakes? I am at three years with roughly 8000 miles towed but since this is the only trailer I have ever owned, I have not frame of reference.
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Thanks, I knew there was probably something that I should enlist a dealer for. Any idea what the typical lifespan would be for brakes? I am at three years with roughly 8000 miles towed but since this is the only trailer I have ever owned, I have not frame of reference.
Cheaper and faster to go to your auto manic.
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Cheaper and faster to go to your auto manic.
Only prob with that, 99% of the mechanics here don't have the space to accommodate a 30 foot trailer on their lot.
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Thanks, I knew there was probably something that I should enlist a dealer for. Any idea what the typical lifespan would be for brakes? I am at three years with roughly 8000 miles towed but since this is the only trailer I have ever owned, I have not frame of reference.
This operation all runs together,removal of drums for bearing/seal service is the time for Visual inspection of Brake components! Youroo!!
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Thanks, I knew there was probably something that I should enlist a dealer for. Any idea what the typical lifespan would be for brakes? I am at three years with roughly 8000 miles towed but since this is the only trailer I have ever owned, I have not frame of reference.
I greased the bearings, replaced the seals and adjusted the brakes about every 6 years (when I changed tires). I never had to replace any brake parts but did replace 1 wheel bearing as it was showing a little scoring. That was over 19 years of ownership and probably 30k miles.

As I recall, Les Schwab (if you have them where you live) does it for $69/axle.
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One more thing I would like to through in is...and this is for me as much as anyone else...the roof i believe has a 10 or 12 year warranty...but I believe you need to get if certified yearly to keep the warranty in affect ...
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