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RE: Nasty Bearing Failure

Not saying it's right, or advisable, but I ran my Komfort for 10 years before having the bearings done; maybe 10-11k total miles since I bought it new. They are EZ-Lubes and I'd give each one about a half-dozen shots of grease every year and check for play. As I was having some other work done on it at a shop, I just told them to replace them all, along with the seals and adjust the brakes. Had no (or minimal) grease past the seals and there was no appreciable wear on the bearings. Just my experience...Lyle Where did the grease go if it was not on your shoes? 6 pumps x 10 years=60 shots. That's a lot of grease in that bearing cavity. I do agree that people, myself included, may be over doing it on bearing maintenance. Properly greased and adjusted and bearings should last many years. Longer, IMO, that the brake shoes if one does a lot of traveling.
Charlie D. 09/01/15 06:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Recall - Just Passing this Along

OP-Please keep us informed of your progress.
Charlie D. 08/31/15 06:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Recall - Just Passing this Along

Ron,BFG had a recall on the Commercial T/A A/S in size LT235/85 R16 . 245/75R16LRE was also on that recall.
Charlie D. 08/31/15 06:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Recall - Just Passing this Along

They had a previous recall 18-24 months ago mostly in the 16" size. They refused to warranty the ones I had. I paid for 6 tires out of my pocket. Broken belt on one of my rear tires on my truck. They wouldn't warranty it because they said it was a road hazard. With 25,000 miles on the tires I replaced it and the other one on the rear. A few months later the recall happened but they said I had replaced the tires and no longer had them so no financial help. I had the original paperwork showing build dates and serial numbers. I had a BFG shred on my camper and 2 more with broken belts. They were not on the recall list but if you Google the correct web site in my sizes it appears that my issue was not uncommon. When I contacted BFG directly they denied any warranty because they were on my camper. Said that an LT tire is a misapplication and dangerous. :S. I am aware that there are others on this forum who have had successful adjustments on RV service-see RedRam's post above. I still have copies of the email correspondence.
Charlie D. 08/31/15 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Recall - Just Passing this Along

They had a previous recall 18-24 months ago mostly in the 16" size. They refused to warranty the ones I had. I paid for 6 tires out of my pocket.
Charlie D. 08/31/15 07:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What to do with VHS and Hi8 tapes?

They make a VCR/DVD combo set that allows copying to DVD.
Charlie D. 08/28/15 07:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Forest River Product

Forest River make 18 different brands of 5th wheel, which one are you talking about? 2015 Forest River Cherokee Midwest 245KS OP-I suggest that if they have the Darco fabric on the bottom of the slides that I would continue to look. Lot's of problems with them and FR denies that there is an issue. Many who have the wrap are now out of warranty. Ditto on going to the FR forums
Charlie D. 08/25/15 08:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire Failures

Had a BFG Commercial TA LT slip a tread a month ago and now just blew another a day ago. Dealer recommended changing the remaining three which I did. When he looked up recalls on the BFG they all the sizes but mine on the list, go figure. Treads on all tires where mint, maybe a 7000 miles on them BUT they have been on the trailer for 5 years Made in America to. There really should be an inquiry on why trailer tires don't last. And don't say they weren't maintained, covered, 303 protected and religious pressure monitoring. The only thing I did notice leading up to these failures was a temp difference (maybe 10 degrees) between slide side and non slide side, plus a few degrees difference between front and back. Now with basically 4 new tires they are more equal all around. Ron W. Seeing more and more threads about the BFG failures. I suggest you go to the NHTSA web site and report. Maybe they will eventually have a recall. Have you called BFG to see if they will assist with costs? Please report back if they do.
Charlie D. 08/25/15 07:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Army Rank, Korean War.

If his discharge is any type other than "dishonorable" he is entitled to a small cash payment and a marker for his family or grave. Go to "VA.gov" and at the top of the page go to "Burials and Memorials" It will guide you to the detail's. A funeral home should be able to help you apply for the marker. VA will ship to a provided address but will not pay for setting the marker. He is also entitled to a flag. Most states have a Veterans dept. that can also help.
Charlie D. 08/24/15 07:58am Around the Campfire
RE: DRV clear plastic slide in screen door

Check your local windshield place.
Charlie D. 08/22/15 01:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Say goodbye to mom-n-pop RV parts shops

Interesting article. Amazing how an RV manufacturer says that they have no control over a dealer if he refuses to repair your rig BUT Keystone says: "Keystone would not sell the part to Bailey because Brooking Harbor RV is not an “authorized” service center for Keystone RV. The manufacturer’s policy is that its RV dealers are the only firms that can sell the parts when warranty claims are involved.
Charlie D. 08/21/15 06:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Riding Mower

I like my 13 year old Gravely Zero Turn with a Kohler engine. They also make the Ariens mower which is a little cheaper. Cuts one acre. Steel deck in lieu of stamped deck. The stamped deck can rust out if you mow a lot with a wet yard and don't clean under the deck. Replace 1 belt, I believe that bearing failures of the blade spindles is one of the most common issues. I drilled a hole in each spindle and drove a non-threaded grease fitting into holes and filled with grease about 2 times a year. My previous Yardman 42" with Briggs engine was 10 years old when I gave it away . I had also drilled holes in the spindle and on it and one spindle had bad bearings when I gave it away. The Yardman or equal can be had for about a thousand dollars. Can't get much cheaper than that for a rider.
Charlie D. 08/20/15 07:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Prime time Sannibel fifth wheels

OOP double post.
Charlie D. 08/19/15 02:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Prime time Sannibel fifth wheels

Forest River has a Prime Time It seems that Prime Time is beginning to have issues with their builds. There are some success stories but many are having no response concerning issues. Although I believe this to be true with all brands Prime Time was thought to be making better than average units. It appears that that is no longer the case. Wear on the bottom of many slides is a huge issue and Prime Time has ignored repeats requests for help. They have finally developed a fix but has not come out publicly. Word of mouth from forum members has spread that news. That being said, I have not had any issues with mine with the exception of some wear on the bottom of the kitchen slide and shearing of the key on the rear stabilizers. A piece of plastic and double sided tape.The key is so small on the stabilizer that I won't justify buying a new gear and key to repair. I use a cordless drill to run them up and down. The Darco wrap on the bottom of those slides is a terrible material to use and will leak and wick water. They have gone away from that-while saying they have had no issues-to a different type.
Charlie D. 08/19/15 02:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: My first DIY oil change on an engine this size.

I bought my Fumoto from Amazon. I must have ordered the wrong one as it would not fit. I call Fumoto and they gave me a RA #. Shipped it to them and they shipped the correct one. No charge
Charlie D. 08/17/15 06:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Class A in storage 5 years

Send Blackstone labs a sample of the fuel and oil. They will tell you of the condition of both. IE: water in fuel, water in oil, etc,
Charlie D. 08/16/15 03:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 GMC 2500 DuraMax

Curious as to what they did for the 60,000 maint. My 2006 LBZ had 87,000 miles when I traded and the only thing my dealer did was replace 2 glow plugs. Did all the oil, fuel and transmission filters myself.
Charlie D. 08/13/15 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sign of the Times

I suspect that if they are installing an electric fence it would be one where a person or animal would receive an electric jolt and not a higher voltage. There could be a huge liability if someone was killed. It's all about protecting your property but with litigation attorneys looking for big bucks that would be a huge liability. Just my opinion.
Charlie D. 08/12/15 07:52am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Branson, Missouri for 2 weeks the beginning of Sept.

Go to a reunion every 3rd week in September with my unit from Viet Nam and have stayed at the city park-Lakeside. Good Sam discount and if you book 6 nights you get the 7th free. Sites face the door of you neighbor and most don't have a lot of room between them.We like it because it is almost in the older section of town and shopping nearby. Tried reservations as it has always been our stay at park last week and they could not accommodate a 36'. We did get reservations at Ozark Country for the first time. Ozark Country has a wide number discounts and are cheaper than Lakeside. It is also rated near the top on RVPark Reviews. We are arriving on 9/16. If you stay there look us up. We will have a Crusader with American and Texas flags flying. If you are currently or former military you are invited to our reunion.
Charlie D. 08/08/15 01:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need help with fluorescent fixture (one side does not work)

Replace the fixture with T8 fixture. Can often buy a new fixture for less money than a ballast. Also saves electricity.
Charlie D. 08/06/15 08:46am Around the Campfire
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