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Old 04-20-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Mounts but no shocks

Our used 2006 Denali 5er we just purchased has shock absorber mounts on all four tires but no shocks. Does anyone know if it should have shocks or are they optional for improved ride? Also; how do dealers generally check the bearings in the wheels? Do the tires need to be removed for this or can they check the bearings with the tires on? I know it does have easy lube hubs. I appreciate any and all input as I can find no information in the online owners manual I found.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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Just optional for the shocks.

As far as bearings, I pull the hubs and clean everything, adjust brakes, and look at the bearings. And don't use the easy lube hubs to replace regular bearing maintenance.
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Strange that they put shocks on cars but think they can get away with no shocks on trailers and fivers.
Put them on - all your fragile rv equipment will thank you for it.

As for bearings - jack the unit up and you can usually get an idea whether the free play is excessive - and if the brakes aren't rubbing you will be able to check for binding or rumble.

There is a school of thought that says if you pull everything apart too often you may actually introduce a problem where none would have existed if it had been left alone.
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Unbelievable, isn't it - some manufacturers still charge extra for shock absorbers! At least they gave you the mounts - put 'em on. They're worth it.

I'd recommend downloading the operating and maintenance manual for your axles and brakes from your axle manufacturer. I know Dexter has these available for download in pdf format.

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