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Old 11-17-2013, 12:00 AM   #71
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Well after two months at the dealership getting the brakes done my Columbus is home the brakes feel a bit better
2 months is ridiculous.

We had the same problem on our 5er... over greased bearings, leaking seals.

The trailer was at the dealer for less than a week. Dexter Fedex'd 4 complete replacement brake and hub assemblies to the dealer in Oregon and we were back on the road.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:03 AM   #72
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I found on my 320RS that the rear seals are fine but I had one front seal or dust cover as I always heard it referred to seeping around edges. Grease had dripped out onto the wheel as it has been sitting for three months. Found when I was checking air pressure and looking for rear seal problems before my trip south to Gulf Shores. Plenty of grease in bearings, maybe too much so will keep close eye on it. Any one else have similar thing happen? Have had since May and pulled about 3000 miles so far.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:10 AM   #73
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Lippert was trying to blame me as if its my fault for them using shoddy parts most of the two months was waiting for them to authorize the repairs
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:49 AM   #74
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Lippert was trying to blame me as if its my fault for them using shoddy parts most of the two months was waiting for them to authorize the repairs
Did your dealer help to get authorization from Lippert or did you have to contact Lippert yourself to get the authorization?
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It was a team effort they were hounding lippert on there end I was hounding them on my end
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:08 AM   #76
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It was a team effort they were hounding lippert on there end I was hounding them on my end
Sorry it took so long. I guess we got lucky having Dexter brake components instead of Lippert.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:18 AM   #77
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I thought lippert bought dexter
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:44 AM   #78
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I thought lippert bought dexter
I heard that...

but when we had our problem in June I was dealing directly with Dexter.

Did LCI buy Dexter recently?
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:14 AM   #79
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OK... did some Googling

Dexter is owned by the Sterling Group, a private equity firm based in Houston, TX.

Lippert (LCI) is owned by Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW)

I found no information regarding Lippert acquiring Dexter.
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Add me to the list of failed seals. I had one that totally failed and two that were leaking. Took to an independent repair shop to get it fixed. $340 to replace the three seals and repack all four bearings. Not sure if it is worth the hassle of going through Lippert. The independent is authorized to do warranty work for most brands. 2013 Columbus 365rl is out of warranty.
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