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Old 02-18-2014, 08:31 PM   #41
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Doug, make sure to lube your wheel bearings. It took 2 tubes of grease in mine just to see it start coming around the front bearing
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:28 AM   #42
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Doug, make sure to lube your wheel bearings. It took 2 tubes of grease in mine just to see it start coming around the front bearing
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I cant believe that they are not greased before leaving factory or dealership. I brought mine home 700 miles one way and after reading it on this forum. checked my axles. No grease and one didnt even have a zirc in it! Today is the first of March. Hope your caper showed up on time and your PDI goes well.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:53 AM   #43
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I cant believe that they are not greased before leaving factory or dealership. I brought mine home 700 miles one way and after reading it on this forum. checked my axles. No grease and one didnt even have a zirc in it! Today is the first of March. Hope your caper showed up on time and your PDI goes well.
These axles are assembled and greased from the axle manufacturer "ready to go" and the wheel bearings are just packed much like older car bearings whereas you pack the bearing and not the whole hub.

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:26 PM   #44
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These axles are assembled and greased from the axle manufacturer "ready to go" and the wheel bearings are just packed much like older car bearings whereas you pack the bearing and not the whole hub.

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exactly no wheel bearing would last 700 miles without lube!
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Has anyone added a hitch to pull their boat or small trailer behind their columbus?? Is of can you post picture of how you mounted the additional hitch.

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Mike or anyone else that knows,

As you were building your hitch for the Columbus, what was the measurement from Frame to Frame??
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:18 AM   #46
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66.5" inside the bumper support tubes


I had went to the dealer and measured a stock unit when i had built mine.

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Thanks for the measurement, this is what I was looking at getting since I do not have a machine shop to make one.

CURT Manufacturing - CURT RV Trailer Hitch #13703 | CURT Manufacturing
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There is no one in the area that can make one? I'm sure it will be half the price..

2- 2" 1/4 wall sq tubes- 66" long
2- 4" 1/4 12" flat stock
2 2"x 18" 1/16 thick sheet metal
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Is towing (2) things (Triple Towing)? Youroo!!
triple towing is the correct terminology , why but when I talked to several states out west they even called it triple towing. which confused the #$%^#$ outa me at first because I pull doubles for a living.
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