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Old 06-20-2021, 08:48 PM   #1
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Brakes and bearings......

I got a Fleetwood Flaire 30H 2001
And I feel nobody touch breaks and bearings, the driver front wheel gots real hot, 285F.
I have the feeling that I have to do some maintenance.

Please let me know if you have done this before, I have many questions, and how to proceed I never done it before.

It seems to me that is a procedure to check the bearings
I appreciate it any help.
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Old 06-21-2021, 04:18 AM   #2
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I do not know what chassis you have. Take it to a truck service center and have them check it out. I take our coach in every fall for complete service after we are done traveling. I am a good DIY guy on some things but not well versed on trucks and there unique requirements.
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When you buy an RV that is 20 years old it is very good ideal to have everything checked by a qualified mechanic, all fluids, belts, & hoses replaced. Check the brakes and the shocks as well. Without knowing what chassis you have, that is about all the advice that I can offer.
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:28 AM   #4
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Unfortunately in my area nobody wants to touch an RV and the RV guys are 6 months behind charging you unbelievable to work on it, yes I'll have to check it everything, but I'm going to be the mechanic unfortunately

And I will be needed any help that I can get.

My chassis is a P30 GM 454 2000

I appreciate any inputs, and by the way I'm not a mechanic
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P30 GM 2000

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I got a Fleetwood Flaire 30H 2001
And I feel nobody touch breaks and bearings, the driver front wheel gots real hot, 285F.
I have the feeling that I have to do some maintenance.

Please let me know if you have done this before, I have many questions, and how to proceed I never done it before.

It seems to me that is a procedure to check the bearings
I appreciate it any help.
Thanks to respond my thread.
P30 chassis GM 454 2000
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Old 06-21-2021, 09:14 AM   #7
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If you've never done brakes and bearings you need get in line with a competent mechanic or find someone local who is competent to supervise you.

They are critical components and it would be nearly impossible to supervise someone who's never worked on either in how to do them over the internet. You also need tools most people won't have, beginning with jacks and stands and the knowledge of how to place both to work safely.

The worse part, I'd bet you'd still have problems after you were done, someone needs to be with you to show, not just explain.
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Use U Tube for video guidance.

Don't just use one, cross reference what you see with other videos.
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Check with local High Schools and Jr. Collages, they often have shops looking for vehicles to use for training. They also have students looking to make spending money. Contact the instructors.

You may want to enroll for a little training yourself.

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I completely agree with you, since I don't have anybody I'm better off to do not touch it, I'm going to keep searching for a mechanic at least could supervise my work.
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I got a mechanic to help me

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I got a Fleetwood Flaire 30H 2001
And I feel nobody touch breaks and bearings, the driver front wheel gots real hot, 285F.
I have the feeling that I have to do some maintenance.

Please let me know if you have done this before, I have many questions, and how to proceed I never done it before.

It seems to me that is a procedure to check the bearings
I appreciate it any help.
Thanks to respond my thread.
Anybody could help me to find better and best brand s parts ?
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Buy Temkin Bearings. The others will not last very long. That is the voice from experience with trailer bearings.
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Most Timken bearings are now made in China.
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I got a Fleetwood Flaire 30H 2001
And I feel nobody touch breaks and bearings, the driver front wheel gots real hot, 285F.
I have the feeling that I have to do some maintenance.

Please let me know if you have done this before, I have many questions, and how to proceed I never done it before.

It seems to me that is a procedure to check the bearings
I appreciate it any help.
Thanks to respond my thread.
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