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Old 03-18-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Spring tune up

I put my travel trailer in the heated shop. I built a mount and added 2 new 6 volt golf cart batteries instead of a single 12 volt so I can extend my dry camping time. I greased the front jack, oiled the stabilizer jacks, washed the windows, looked at the roof, cleaned the filter on the AC, turned the fire extinguisher upside down and pounded on the bottom of it to loosen the stuff in it, cleaned and reorganized the storage compartment, checked the escape hatch, and finally I replaced and packed all the wheel bearings. You can buy new ones for 15 bucks a wheel for the whole set including the seals, and since you wreck the seals and need to replace them when you pack them anyway it's just about as cheap to change them all out.

Now I just have to wait for spring. Wish it would hurry up and get here.

I also put new shocks on the rear of my pickup. One of the old ones had gone bad.

Have you done your spring tune up yet?

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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Flush the water heater?
Check water heater, furnace and refrigerator vents for insects?
Lube all key locks and hinges?
Replace all batteries in flashlights, remotes and electronics?
Check operation of all lights, appliances and electronics?
New registration stickers on vehicles?
Inspected and aired up tires?
Replaced Dryer sheets to ward off insects and rodents?
Sharpened all knives, kitchen and pocket?
Cleaned and oiled pistola?

No Spring Tune-up for me, I am a full timer and it's called routine maintenance.

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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How come you need new seals?

How are you removing them?

We seldom changed them in my gas station days...

There is a simple trick.

Leave tire on wheel, wheel on hub.

Remove cotter pin and nut.

Hold hand under bearing.

Hit side of tire and bearing will fly out into your hand.

Put nut back on a few turns, carefully slide wheel and watch the nut, should not touch, but guide it just past the race.

Now grab both sides of the tire and pull.

The nut, bearing and seal are resting on the axle, undamaged and ready to be cleaned for reuse.
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