Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Tuesday, January 31 – Paul took the motor home to the repair shop this morning to have the leaking front wheel bearing seal replaced.


If you read our blog regularly, you'll remember on our way to the Rio Grande Valley in December, we had to stop frequently to check the wheel bearing oil and add oil several times.

Upon inspection, the repair shop decided to go ahead and replace both front seals. We had this work done at Remy Truck & Auto Repair.  They were recommended by several people here at the RV Park.


The work was well done with the only problem being the long wait for parts to be delivered to the shop. Why don't they give the customer the option to run to the warehouse and pick-up these parts? Paul is not a very patient person and sitting for hours waiting for parts to be delivered drives him crazy.

He arrived at the repair facility about 8:30 a.m. After checking part numbers and looking over the problem parts were ordered. That was about 9:30. Parts were finally delivered at 2:30 p.m....JEESH!!!

Using an extension on the socket wrench to remove the time.4-tire

A jack is placed under the motor home before the wheel is removed.5-under-mh

Holding the heavy wheel in place while bearings are removed, and oil is drained.7-cleaning

The old oil is drained from the wheel.8-draining

Here is the axle spindle after the wheel and bearings are removed. You can see the brake shoes.10-wheel

Here the serviceman carefully taps the seal into place11a

Seal in place a wheel is ready to be placed back on spindle.11-tire-off

These are the bearings that allow the wheel to spin on the axle.12-seal-apart

Seal is in place. It is the inner ring and holds the bearing in the wheel hub.13-inside-wheel

Preparing the outer bearing and placing them inside the wheel.14-tire-back

The wheel lug nuts are hand torqued with an extension on the wrench.15-tork

The work was completed at 5:00 p.m., and Paul wanted to drive the MH for awhile to check the repairs and to exercise the engine and generator after sitting here at Hidden Valley Ranch for a month. So it was almost 6:00 by the time he returned to the RV Park. We got all hooked-up and finished setting-up just before dark......CRIPES!

Marsha and Bella were homeless all day waiting for Paul to get home with the MH. Marsha visited with some friends that stopped over, and Bella wondered what happened to her home....LOL

Where is my home? (Not so good a picture. Marsha had to take it with her outdated phone.)

Poor thing. She had such a rough day!bella-after-a-long-day

All-in-all, things worked-out, and we hope that takes care of the leaking bearing seals.

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


  1. I take lots of photos with my outdated phone too. I could buy another one but I'm too cheap.

  2. Bella looked so sad without her home to go to. That's the one thing I really hate about our lives - having to give up our homes for repairs. And Jim feels the same way about getting parts - let him go get them!!

  3. That was a long day and I hate waiting around for something that should not take that long.

  4. poor bella...bless her little heart....glad thats done and over with..and I hear you about the waiting...wonder why they don't let customers go get the parts at the warehouse....

  5. When you see how those things are put together, it is amazing they work at all:)

  6. Great job on documenting the seal replacement. That was some job to take off and then tighten the lug nuts - quite the wrench!


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