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Old 09-24-2019, 07:27 AM   #4733
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Lesson learned on my part. I have all new matched sets of Timken bearings and races on the way, and a project for this weekend.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:39 AM   #4734
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Lesson learned on my part. I have all new matched sets of Timken bearings and races on the way, and a project for this weekend.
Don't forget to pick up new inner grease seals, they won't be re-useable once you remove them to get the inner races out.
We have a bearing place here where you can just bring in a bearing or a seal and they will match it up.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:42 PM   #4735
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I have the new seals on hand. I got them when I just planned to repack the existing bearings. I do appreciate the advice from experience on this thread.
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:02 PM   #4736
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Bill, give us a report when you finish. When we get back from our current camping trip (Possum Kingdom State Park Texas) I'm going to replace the bushings in our Minnie with Never Fail Bushings. It has nearly 10,000 miles on it and I'm sure I need to. I did the same job on our previous 2101DS starting about post 220.
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:44 PM   #4737
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Slide system

I have not purchased a new travel trailer yet...Even after driving many miles to buy a 2401rg back in May.. A demon in my head suggested I pass after hearing about a new model coming soon ( 2202rbs )... Holding off to see if it has a new slide system... ie...Hoping the Schwintek will not be on it which enables one to dump the pos sofa along with the doubly pos mattress....Is anyone privy ?.... So no online videos found...HoweverI like the floor plan..
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Old 09-26-2019, 03:45 PM   #4738
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Update on slide system

I was able to find a Winnebago virtual tour ( their famous finger pinch ) ...I noticed it does have carpet under the sofa an options are a few choices for what furniture one may choose.. So I seriously doubt it has the above floor Schwintek slide system..... ..Hey guys I found a honest and for real dealer in Rockford Iíll.. The dealership is Called Winnebago Motor Homes... A really small family owned ( over 50 years )... Their prices are fair .. absolutely no dealer fees or bs charges ... They probably keep 20 travel trailers and 15 motor homes in stock.. Anyway I am impressed enough that I will travel from south Florida to Illinois to buy ! .....Their phone number is 866-964-5591... The owners name is Terry...
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Photos when you get it.
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:09 PM   #4740
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Got all new Timken bearings (USA!) and races installed today. Put my spare on in place of the tire with the flat spot while I get a new tire for the good looking rim. It tried to rain on me a little bit - I guess the weather didn’t get the message there was no rain in the forecast - but thankfully didn’t last long. Went pretty smoothly. Taking my time and adjusting the brakes too, it was about 45 min per wheel. The races were pretty easy to get out and back in. A hammer and a punch working your way around the back of the race it slowly but steadily comes out. I got a race setting tool noted below for putting the new ones in, made it really easy.

Thanks bigb56 and Bigbird65 for the advice. I followed bigb56’s preload procedure and it worked well.

I’m going to list out the parts and tools I used in case anyone else has their camper stored away from their house and has to bring everything.

Next week I’m headed to see fall in Vermont for a week. It’s nice to go knowing the Minnie is in good shape.

Parts
  • Grease - I used Mobile 1 red synthetic
  • Shop towels - lots of them
  • Disposable medical gloves - at least 1 pair per wheel
  • 4x Inner bearings - Timken Set 17 - L68149 and L68111 - $6/ea (bearing and race) on Amazon
  • 4x Outer bearings - Timken Set 4 - L44649 and L44610 - $6/ea (bearing and race) on Amazon
  • 4x Seals - Lippert 333960 - $7 for a pair on Amazon
  • Brake cleaner
  • 4x cotter pins - pick up from NAPA

Tools
  • 3/4 in lug wrench or socket
  • Torque wrench
  • Bottle jack tall enough to reach trailer frame
  • Blocks of 2x4s - one for between jack and frame and 4 for holding the hub off the ground while you hammer in the new races
  • Pry tool or claw hammer for removing old seals
  • Rubber mallet
  • Channel locks for castle nut
  • Flat screwdriver for removing dust caps
  • Pliers for cotter pins
  • Hammer for removing and replacing races
  • Punch for removing races
  • Tarp or something to sit on
  • Bearing race setting tool - I got this from etrailer, has different sizes to exactly fit each race. Made it really easy. https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories.../PTW83020.html
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Photos when you get it.
Will do...The W 2202 is probably a copy of the Imagine 2150rb...I like the Imagine 2250rk... This year GD upgraded a few models including the 2250rk, the glass cabinet faces are gone and it appears the interior is better also I think the outside fiberglass has improved....Still not 100% which... Rockwood has a white exterior and a few models like the 2608 that could be a choice too...
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Good work on the bearings Bill, I knew you could do it!
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Bill, congratulations on a job well done. Thanks for listing all of the parts and part numbers. I'm sure this will make you feel really confident on your up coming trip.
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I don't know if you have thought about replacing the suspension bushings on your Micro Minnie or Minnie. The white nylon bushings are good for about 10,000 to 15,000 miles before they start to have metal to metal contact. Some of you have replaced with wet bushings. I chose the Never Fail Bushings sold by Amazon, etrailer and others. I replaced the bushings the first time in our 2014 2101DS (page #220) and this time in our 2250DS. I think you will find the information in the photos. If I can clear up things then ask.





























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If you wait too long to upgrade your bushings this can happen.



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Old 10-10-2019, 06:53 AM   #4746
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Great photos with notes of the bushing install. I did mine about a year ago following your posts from your older Minnie. These will no doubt help others doing the job. Removing the splined bolts and old bushings was difficult, but once done it’s one less thing to worry about. Hopefully the Neverfail units are as good as they say.
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