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Old 04-11-2016, 02:39 PM   #1
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Repack bearings?

Hi to all, We just got a used 2010 Kodiak 24RBSL. It has 2 newer tires on it one is dated 2014, the other 2015. The spare and the other 2 are dated 2010 all the same brand. I assume they are original from when the camper was new. The axles have the EZ grease axles. We are going to replace the 2 older tires. My question is does anyone think I should have all the bearings removed and repacked and all breaks adjusted? Or just use the EZ grease axle thing and pump it in myself? I have no idea if the last owner did any maint. on the axles. Thank you for any help and insights.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:17 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

If it were me, I would replace all 4 tires.

Yes, you should re&re the brearings, they probably need the end play to be adjusted anyway. The EZ lube axles are fine to use to add grease during a long trip, but are no substitue for a regular inspection and pack.

Because the maintenance record is unknow I would want to know where I am starting from.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:23 PM   #3
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Ditto to the above and I would give the brakes a check since it appears most of our trailers have brakes that don't adjust on their own.
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Since you don't know anything about the other owner, and its already 6 years old, I would go thru everything, and like above, replace all the tires, Tires on Trailers don't last more then 5 years anyway....unless he jacked the trailer up off the ground, then the tires last maybe another year.....You will feel alot better...
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I prefer to wait until the wheel locks up on the way to the campground, that way I have something to do besides drink all weekend.
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You crack me up dawniewest!
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:25 PM   #8
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I did have to redo a wheel bearing at a park in Utah. It was on my very first RV a tent trailer. This was back in the 80's. Now a days they sure wouldn't allow you to work on your RV in a park. Besides I'm a few years older and not something I would enjoy doing.
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I prefer to wait until the wheel locks up on the way to the campground, that way I have something to do besides drink all weekend.
Works for me! Unless the freaking thing locks up on the freeway during rush hour on the way to the campground and makes me late for Happy Hour.

Seriously... replace all tires, repack all bearings and adjust/replace brakes. Then you KNOW everything is fine, no guess work on what is going to fail next.

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Old 04-12-2016, 10:36 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone for your input. I can only afford the 2 tires and a repack/break adjustment at this time but when I can I will be getting the other 2 tires. I love the snarky comments from dawniewest who has a brand new trailer and a drinking problem. Please keep them coming. I bet his trailer does not need any maintenance or new tires?? Hey dawniewest got get yourself another cocktail enjoy!!
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