Sunday, December 18, 2011


Thursday, December 15 – Paul had RV Mobile Lube of Houston out to the Elks Lodge RV Park this morning at 8 a.m. to change the motorhome oil, filter, and lubrication.


We've had this company before and you can read all about it HERE. We are very happy with their service and recommend them to anyone looking to have service done while in the Houston area.

While greasing of the chassis, the fellow looks everything over underneath the vehicle.


He found two items he called Paul's attention to that need further investigation. A minor one consisting of a wheel weight that is coming loose on the inside of a front tire. These are placed there when the tires are balanced. We were unable to remove it or hammer it back in place. The tire will have to be deflated for this and that's a job for a tire repair facility.

The other area needing attention is a little more serious. The last couple times we traveled, we noticed a propane smell when braking. We thought we had a propane leak and Paul sprayed soapy water on the lines but was unable to find a leak. He then searched on line and found a fellow that said to look for an oil leak dripping on the brakes. Sure enough, the service technician found it today. The seal on the front left tire bearing is leaking.


We filled the reservoir with bearing lube and will have to get this taken care of in the very near future.


We'll either find a front-end/suspension shop here in the Houston area to repair it or wait till we are in Mission, TX, to have the work completed. Paul knows what to watch and how to add additional oil if need.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya'll back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. Its a good thing he found it before it got worse.

  2. You don't want to leave wheel bearing leaks go too long as if the bearing starts to overheat. Wheel bearing fires are second only to refridgerater fires that destroy RVs each year.

    It's about time.

  3. There always seems to be something that needs to be fixed. It's good that you found these little things in time to get them fixed before they got worse.

  4. If your concerned or if the seal starts leaking too much, almost any truck repair facility should be able to replace the seal.

    It's not a real big job, but the hub does have to be removed.


  5. Doesn't it seem like there is ALWAYS something needing fixed on either rigs or vehicles? Good that you found the problem.

  6. We LOVE RV Mobile Lube, and have used them several times in various towns in Texas. So thorough and efficient! Glad they found your leak.

  7. Nice catch on that bearing leak. I'm sure you'll be able to get that seal fixed before any damage is done - long as you're not ripping down the hiway at 100+ mph!!

  8. yep we just had that exact thing repaired about a month ago... keep lube in it and if isn't leaking too fast you have plenty of time to get it repaired


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