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Old 03-12-2015, 08:16 PM   #3031
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Thanks for the info, will be ordering another bracket set when we are back home.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:14 PM   #3032
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Finally picked it up from my dealer. Found they left the furnace and bathroom lights on, burning out all my LP and killing four brand new 6V batteries dead.

RV World of Georgia sucks.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:24 PM   #3033
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Winterized in a Walmart parking lot in Blytheville AR.
We returned from Dallas area after a long week of freezing temps rain, ice, sleet and snow.
Stopped at Camping World in Little Rock and to pick up some antifreeze so I could winterized before returning home. They were sold out. WHAT, camping world without antifreeze?
We stayed at Tom Sawyer RV park in West Memphis ( right on the bank of the Mississippi River)
We found some antifreeze at the Walmart in Blytheville, so I winterized in the parking lot.
Got home to a foot of snow in the driveway with a 3 foot berm at the end and a 3 foot berm at the entrance to my trailer parking spot, what a mess. Took 2 hours to shovel enough to get the trailer and truck parked.

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Old 03-12-2015, 09:29 PM   #3034
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A guy would do just about anything, including tearing up a nice sodded yard, to take that first camping trip of the year.....got that 5th wheel Silverback out from the back drive.....maybe the rain that's falling tonight will wash some of that ugly stuff back together for me.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:32 PM   #3035
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:37 PM   #3036
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Found they left the furnace and bathroom lights on, burning out all my LP and killing four brand new 6V batteries dead.
That's awful, hope they make it right.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:43 PM   #3037
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That's awful, hope they make it right.
I'm going up there tomorrow demanding restitution, we'll see how this goes over.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:49 PM   #3038
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A guy would do just about anything, including tearing up a nice sodded yard, to take that first camping trip of the year.....got that 5th wheel Silverback out from the back drive.....maybe the rain that's falling tonight will wash some of that ugly stuff back together for me.
We hear you! Rain just started here, so guess the cleaned RV won't be so clean, but that's okay. At least we'll be outta here!!!
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Old 03-14-2015, 11:06 AM   #3039
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That is correct, especially after Gambrinus was shuttered around ~2012. Further, many of their boxed bearings with "Made in the USA" on them are not. They are assembled in the USA, but not completely made here. The housings/carriers are, but the bearings themselves are made overseas. Only the few still wearing "Timken" and "Made in the USA" on the housing/carrier are made entirely here and the number of those are dwindling. The vast majority of bearings are produced in China and India today.

Timken bearings were made in Japan many years ago. I have torn down stuff with factory Japan-Timken bearings years ago. IMHO buy a quality brand and use good grease and don't worry about where they were made. How many miles on your TV bearings and when was the last time they were "packed".
I figure the bulk of the bearing failures are for 2 reasons. 1- torque or lack of on the spindle. 2-lack or loss of lubricant. This ain't rocket science.


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A guy would do just about anything, including tearing up a nice sodded yard, to take that first camping trip of the year.....got that 5th wheel Silverback out from the back drive.....maybe the rain that's falling tonight will wash some of that ugly stuff back together for me.
I got stuck in the yard last April after getting home from a trip. I thought about taking pictures but I thought, why? Made me sick. Made a bigger mess getting out. I fixed that area after it dried out a little. Spread some crushed granite gravel and it is solid now.
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