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Old 05-30-2015, 07:48 PM   #1
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Lid supports

Finally got the new bearing kit from AL-KO. Good thing too. One of the outside small bearings was pitted pretty badly and the inner bearing was quite loose. Wound up replacing all of the bearings, races, and seals on both hubs. One inside race was a bear to remove. There was very little surface to use to drive it out. One of those - work on it a while - go away - do something else - come back later to it deals. Finally was able to "persuade" it out. : ) Did a mod today that I'm sure others have done. Bought three lid supports at Lowes for the dinette seat lids and couch seat lid. Now they will be supported in the open position when I need something in those compartments.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:07 PM   #2
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The next time you have the hubs off, remove the cups(races) and grind 1/4" wide grooves 180į apart so you have a place to put a punch to drive the cups out. Most automotive hubs have these reliefs cast in.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:14 PM   #3
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Good advice. The old Ford Mustang hubs and others had notches for that purpose. Fortunately, the new races are proud enough that it won't be a problem.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:30 PM   #4
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:07 PM   #5
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My 2514G is a 2007 model. I am the third owner. Don't know exactly what the previous owners did regarding maintenance.
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Old 05-31-2015, 04:41 PM   #6
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Like the lid support mod! Sure is helpful (third hand) when trying to get at something. When we picked ours up, there was this odd aluminum bar about 3/4 inch across and about 18 inches long or so with rubber endcaps on it. Took me some heavy thinking to figure out that this is what they meant it to be used for as there was no mention anywhere about it. Like the lid support much better though.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:01 PM   #7
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i love the idea Forest2514G - we do not like not having the lid unsupported when looking for something. It is simple but a great remedy for those storage lids. I will be picking up a couple to install myself. Thanks for sharing
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