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Old 11-17-2018, 05:36 PM   #41
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Sad how these things turn to debates and categorization name calling.
Simply take it to a shop and get it done if you can't. Or pay your neighbor who's always tinkering with motors and cars and jeeps. (Like me).
I'm no pro but before I was married girls called me a "motorhead". But they never complained when I fixed their car or truck.
If one is disabled or unskilled or too old to do the work, it's not a bad thing. It's part of life. If I had an older or disabled neighbor that needed a auto fix, I'd do it for the satisfaction of helping a neighbor and doing the Lords work. But the capable young kids today can't even change a tire or do an oil change and that's just sad.
I was disabled for 6 months with a broken back a few years ago. I hated needing help but those free brake jobs, and bearing repacks, and oil changes I did in the past brought people out of the woodwork to help me. The helplessness was more painful than my physical injuries.
Bottom line is, if you can't do it, find someone who can and that's just the way it is. Bake your neighbor a cake and watch the world turn.
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:03 PM   #42
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Sad how these things turn to debates and categorization name calling.
Simply take it to a shop and get it done if you can't. Or pay your neighbor who's always tinkering with motors and cars and jeeps. (Like me).
I'm no pro but before I was married girls called me a "motorhead". But they never complained when I fixed their car or truck.
If one is disabled or unskilled or too old to do the work, it's not a bad thing. It's part of life. If I had an older or disabled neighbor that needed a auto fix, I'd do it for the satisfaction of helping a neighbor and doing the Lords work. But the capable young kids today can't even change a tire or do an oil change and that's just sad.
I was disabled for 6 months with a broken back a few years ago. I hated needing help but those free brake jobs, and bearing repacks, and oil changes I did in the past brought people out of the woodwork to help me. The helplessness was more painful than my physical injuries.
Bottom line is, if you can't do it, find someone who can and that's just the way it is. Bake your neighbor a cake and watch the world turn.

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Old 11-17-2018, 07:44 PM   #43
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X3 I have gotten so many plates of Peanut Butter Chocolate chip cookies for the deeds! Many a neighbor has been the recipient of emergency fixes i have lost count. Pay it forward.

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Old 11-19-2018, 08:01 PM   #44
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Same problem

I had a flagstaff fifth wheel about 5 years ago,it was only a year old and the same thing happened with mine...
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:05 AM   #45
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Chiming in here follow up to TitanMike and wabakami. I learned long ago driving wheat truck for my grandpa on a freshly minted drivers license. Always check tires etc. I too do the walk around checking tires, hubs, lights, doors, etc. etc. Most recently Me, 200 miles from dealer, took delivery of my BRAND NEW 5er rear passenger hub hot on a dinner stop headed home. Call to dealer, hooked up with repair shop a nervous 10 minute SLOW drive, stopping, driving, stopping driving away, found passenger rear brake came apart, ate drum, bent backing plate, tore liner off shoes, ground nearly half of adjustment screw off, other small parts, springs, keepers ground up or gone. Mechanic, owner of shop, checked other hubs while he was at it, only had “assembly” quantity of grease on bearings. By no means what you put on with a good hand pack. Lug nut torque anywhere from not much to his 400 lb-ft fairly new SnapOn battery impact wrench struggled!
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:09 AM   #46
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Oh yeah, sticker under front overhang on passenger side said all lug nuts checked to 100 lb-ft. I begged to differ after the brake repair!!
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:13 AM   #47
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Oh yeah, sticker on fifth wheel said all lug nuts checked to 100 lb-ft. Yeah sure!!
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:29 AM   #48
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Three tire checks

My old habit at rest stops is a walk around look at everything and I touch each tire then each hub checking for high temps. Then a foot shove on the tops of the tires to check for loose bearing or lugs. Just an old guy habit. Watch the 18 wheelers thump the top of each tire with a piece of pipe to listen for low pressure.
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Old 11-20-2018, 08:03 AM   #49
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hmmm

Not trying to be ugly. But how could you "Not think much of it" when you see a tire rolling down the highway in your rearview?
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