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 Post subject: Ran into Jarhead today
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:15 pm 
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While Julie and I were driving the Blacktail Plateau Road in Yellowstone NP we pulled over so a white Dodge dually could pass. I saw the Open Range decal and chase was on. Couldn't catch until the Tower Jct. service station. Great to see Dave and Mary and grand daughter. The reason we're around the park is yesterday we had a wheel bearing coming down Bozeman Pass. We're in Livingston at least until tomorrow; longer if the spindle is damaged. All is good, lots of smoke, but no fire.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:24 pm 
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If the spindle is damaged, it can't be replaced. Requires an axle replacement. Ask me how I know.

Met Dave at CHR last year. Good dude.

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BCM wrote:
If the spindle is damaged, it can't be replaced. Requires an axle replacement. Ask me how I know.

Met Dave at CHR last year. Good dude.

Mark, how did you know your spindle was damaged? When repacking the wheel bearings last night I noticed some discoloration on the lower side of the spindle on a few of them indicating heat damage I would suspect. Not sure why as I religiously repack them but we do have 20K on the rig. Curious as to your thoughts?

Oh, and so I don't completely hi-jack the thread... that's awesome that you ran into Dave, Mary, and Savannah! Wish I was out there travelling with you! :-)

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It was great running into Mike and Julia today. Our friends said something about you taking a Colorado trip next year. When is that going to be? We have one starting in Colorado Springs on 15 July 2017 with Fantasy RV. Thanks Mark.Dave

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Dan... When I had the bad tire wear my local guy said that the spindle was bent probably because of a pothole. They then said they had to order the whole axle because the spindle can't just be repaired or replaced because of alignment of it... the time and effort costs just as much as replacing the axle, so I got a new axle. Once the old axle was off, it was determined that the axle itself was bent... it lost its arc, that the spindle wasn't the cause of the wear. However, the spindle did have some damage to it which may have contributed to the wear.

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I want to go to Colorado too.

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Well here's the latest. We've been sitting in Livingston, MT since Saturday and now are waiting for a new axel to come from Seattle. We left the RV park yesterday and limped into the shop hoping for it to be the wheel bearing. If we are lucky we might be on the road Wednesday afternoon. Really didn't want to be out in the Labor Day traffic.

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That's pretty quick for an axle. It was almost two weeks before my dealer got mine. Expedited shipping wasn't option either.

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Glad to hear, hope all goes well and you're on the road soon.Dave

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Well, UPS forgot the axel needed to be in Livingston, MT not Sheridan, WY. So, another day here instead on the way home. Hopefully it will get here tomorrow.

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