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Old 05-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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Flagstaff MAC/LTD 205 wheel bearings

Does anybody know the generic wheel bearing numbers for this unit. I wanted to purchase a spare set of wheel bearings to take with me on trips. Thanks
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
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Sorry, can't help with the numbers. I do want to ask, if you loose a bearing, sometimes it also messes up the the race and the stub axle. Are you going to take enough tools to fix that on the side of the road? Also, read these forums, how big of a problem is loosing a wheel bearing while traveling? With proper maintenance, clean and repack yearly, you should never loos a wheel bearing while traveling. Awful messy replacing races and packing bearings on the side of the road. Your call.
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:45 AM   #3
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Sorry, can't help with the numbers. I do want to ask, if you loose a bearing, sometimes it also messes up the the race and the stub axle. Are you going to take enough tools to fix that on the side of the road? Also, read these forums, how big of a problem is loosing a wheel bearing while traveling? With proper maintenance, clean and repack yearly, you should never loos a wheel bearing while traveling. Awful messy replacing races and packing bearings on the side of the road. Your call.
I have known wheel bearings to go for various reasons. One big reason is water egress when van towed through low lying water. This is a common issue here for various reasons at various locations. The water will wash out the grease and destroy bearings quickly. If I have the spare (cheaply purchased) bearings I can atleast supply them for replacement at remote locations. We have plenty of those remote locations to contend with. I tow with a 4x4 that can handle some water crossings. My call I know. I have a huge Country here (Australia) to explore for the next 20 years (Adventure before dementure)
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One big reason is water egress when van towed through low lying water.
If you add "bearing buddies" (WelcomE to Bearingbuddy.com) or have "Ultra Lube" type flow through axles on your camper; water intrusion is darn near impossible since the hub is full of grease and water can not "push out" the grease between the rollers.

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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Thanks Lou, I will pull off a wheel and see what is in there. I have electric brakes and am just unsure of what system I have as there is a couple of different Al-Ko axles/systems in the handbook I got with the van and it is not noted which system I have on board my 205A (A mirror floor plan of the 205 made for our left hand drive road driving)
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The axle codes should be on the axle somewhere. It will tell you the manufacturer. If it is Al-Ko you can use my link.

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The axle codes should be on the axle somewhere. It will tell you the manufacturer. If it is Al-Ko you can use my link.

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It is an Al-Ko handbook Lou, I will get a wheel off and check it out. You are always very helpful. Thank you very much. You are probably right about not needing spare wheel bearings. I get a bit overcautious. Cheers!
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(Adventure before dementure)
Whatever dementure is.
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Figured as much, just wanted to rib you a bit, mate!
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