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Old 03-25-2015, 07:46 AM   #1
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Hi, I have a 2002 16 ft Shamrock that Had wheel bearings and brakes done 3 years ago. Since then have put about 4-5K on them. Planning a trip to Northern Minnesota in July from CT. Question I have is: Should I have them done again and in general how often should this be done?
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:55 AM   #2
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At minimum have them pulled and checked.
Brakes probably need adjusted anyway.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:59 AM   #3
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I would have no issue with 10k between grease jobs but others will have other opinions.
If the trip worries you, have them done. You might consider adjusting brakes if you
know how, it's pretty easy. While doing that be sure and give the tires a thorough
inspection. Look for any cracking between tread rows as well as on the side walls and
excessive tread wear. Look at all tires. Just because the first one you look at
is OK don't assume the others are OK!

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Old 03-25-2015, 08:14 AM   #4
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Thanks for the bearings/ Brake/tire info. Yes I was planning on replacing the tires. I will most certainly have the bearings and brakes checked. One further Question. This is the longest trip yet we are planning. My tow vehicle is a 6 cyl Acura MDX that has pulled well with no issues locally. Within a days drive in New England. Do you see any problems doing a 3 day trip pulling my 16 foot Shamrock?. Weight is just under 3K lbs unloaded. For example, installing a tranny cooler system etc. We love the MDX!
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Has the MDX have all of the (Trailer Towing Equip.Package) from the Factory? Youroo!!
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:44 AM   #6
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Smile Hello!

The MDX has a been set up with after market trailer hitch and an electric brake system set up. I have a weight distribution set up also which I have been using.
I am concerned about the wear on the TV engine and tranny.
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Transmission cooler is always a plus. If it has none, plan on getting one installed and also adhere to any 'extreme service' maintenance schedule in your owners manual. That may include more frequent oil\transmission fluid changes and brake\suspension checks etc. Good luck and have fun.
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Thanks, Yes I do keep it slow. Under 62 MPH on the highway. Amazing how everyone seems to be in such a hurry. Any thoughts on a sway bar for such a small trailer?
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Hi, I have a 2002 16 ft Shamrock that Had wheel bearings and brakes done 3 years ago. Since then have put about 4-5K on them. Planning a trip to Northern Minnesota in July from CT. Question I have is: Should I have them done again and in general how often should this be done?
Thanks for feedback
out of the book it calls for 12000 miles to change your bearings, and adjust the breaks ever 6 mos or as needed. Now that is for AL-KO. Nice people give them a call @ 800-349-3427 they will send you a manual on the axles and whole system and also parts list. I would get a tranny cooler installed.....
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