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    Default Time for Some Mid Season Maintenance

    So I made a trip down to Ninilchik Saturday. On the trip down I came across 5 boats alongside the road from Turnagain to Sterling. One of which looked like it had lost both tires off the trailer and was drug on the frame long enough to require a flatbed trip home. The others appeared to be bearing or suspension related and only one I thought was tire related.

    So as a quick reminder...do the extra walk around. Check your lights, check your bearings and check your tires. Be safe out there.

    On edit: If you have not been that way yet this season the road is rough....I think there was a plan to have the dirt section paved this coming week.

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    Be sure to check the torques on the wheel studs too.


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    One easy ck is after driving a few miles is stop and feel the wheel bearings while you have time to turn around and make simple repairs . Not replacing a spindle or a axle. When coming out from a trip is the time to grease the hubs not when going after the water has set in there for ever how long and started to rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bend View Post
    One easy ck is after driving a few miles is stop and feel the wheel bearings while you have time to turn around and make simple repairs . Not replacing a spindle or a axle. When coming out from a trip is the time to grease the hubs not when going after the water has set in there for ever how long and started to rust.
    I carry a cheap laser temp checker and shoot the wheel bearings any time we stop. Its much better to catch a problem early than try and fix it on the side of the road.
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