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Old 06-24-2020, 08:20 PM   #21
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I proved it in court. I took 50 picture of the old seals , dry bearing on each wheel and each step. They count rove they did anything.. I got my money back.
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Old 06-25-2020, 03:58 PM   #22
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I always get my seals at NAPA. Never had a problem getting the exact correct seal and no shipping/waiting. Every town has a NAPA, don't you?
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Old 06-25-2020, 07:39 PM   #23
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So when should you have them repacked, millage, time? Have a 2020 with disks.
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Old 06-25-2020, 08:34 PM   #24
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So when should you have them repacked, millage, time? Have a 2020 with disks.
With disks, every other year should work. For those with drums, once a year to look at brakes.
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Old 06-26-2020, 06:33 AM   #25
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Every time I see what RV dealers charge per hour and for a simple job like wheel bearing service, it almost convinces me that I should have gone into the RV service business instead of working for a living.


- Seals - ~10 bucks for a set of four unbranded that have proved to be as good as the over priced and completely identical Chinese made Dexter's
- Pound can of grease ~10 bucks or ~6 bucks/tube if I use the bearing packer.
- Roll of paper towels about a buck and a ha;f
- 8 to 12 Harbor Freight nitrile gloves 50 cents


This all totals to about $22 or so



Time - I'm retired, but even jacking the 5er up (no self leveilng), plus cleaning the tires and wheels, getting out then cleaning and replacing tools, maybe 2 to 3 hours if coffee breaks don't interfere too much.


I do understand that some folks just do not have the physical ability to do this job. I just don't like the time frames RV service places hint at to often do a half a@#$ job either. Luckily, I still can and my savings adds up to a few nights camping or several diesel fuel fill ups.


I do like the idea of hiring a neighbor teen (if you can tear him away from his phone) and teaching him how to do this mundane job. A few bucks pay will be even more enticing.
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I just finished doing mine. It took 4.5 hours plus another hour or so to get the parts. Hardest part by far is handling the tires - those sailuns weigh a ton and are not easy to take off or put on.

Like many others I would not mind paying to get it done but want it done right.

I compared the dollar value between 1970 and today. If your were paying $20 an hour for labor in 1970 it would be $132 an hour today. Prices are not unreasonable - a lot of us are showing our age.
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Old 06-26-2020, 11:58 AM   #27
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Mine was 200, they helped me out new bearings since it was already jacked up while they were working on correcting the alignment. They probably felt sorry for me lol. Even cleaned and adjusted the brakes that weee not correct....ugh this new fixer upper...
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Old 06-26-2020, 04:01 PM   #28
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For me, the wife always reminds me to figure in the cost of the hospital visit before I take a job on.
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Old 07-02-2020, 07:38 PM   #29
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Speaking of wheel bearings and seals, where can I find what seals I need for our 2011 3400RL with Dexter 7k axles before removing the wheel? I don't have room at home to work on it, so I need to be as expeditious as possible when I start the work in our storage area. Thanks!

If you go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/274058692984546/ the Montana Owners Facebook group there's a guy on there by the name of Richard Raeder who is the Dexter rep for Keystone sales. You can PM him or ask in the group. Take a picture of your axle tag or the serial number if the axle tag is missing. He can give you all the information you need on your axles. He was very helpful to me.
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Old 07-03-2020, 05:09 AM   #30
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For me, the wife always reminds me to figure in the cost of the hospital visit before I take a job on.
You obviously married a wise woman!
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