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Author Topic: Ack! Blew my wheel bearing en route to Choo-Choo  (Read 6710 times)
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« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2011, 11:51:56 AM »

The guys working the phones and counter here have been VERY helpful, Motion will move parts between stores and can check inventory in every store,

3877 NORTH PALAFOX STREET
PENSACOLA, FL 32505
Phone: (850) 433-0021
Fax: (850) 432-8092
mike.mclamb@motion-ind.com


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I would start here:
Motion Industries Inc
3740 Powers Ct # 400
Chattanooga, TN 37416-3671
(423) 490-0852 ‎

Then here:
Dalton Bearing Services‎
601 South Glenwood Avenue
Dalton, GA 30721
(706) 278-2804

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« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2011, 07:50:01 AM »

Sean
I found a couple of bearings and seals I got from Neopart a couple years ago. I sent you an email with both the Neo# and the SKF#.
I am thinking these are for drive axle but cannot remember. They were for a Megaliner or George's Cityliner or whatever it was he had. If you need em' they are yours.
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« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2011, 05:14:45 PM »

and the results  of all these efforts were?

did u get to enjoy the rally, did u make it there, did Joel get the bearings checked/fixed?  Did you have to get them from europe?

so what happened?  Wink
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« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2011, 11:05:46 PM »

and the results  of all these efforts were?

did u get to enjoy the rally, did u make it there, did Joel get the bearings checked/fixed?  Did you have to get them from europe?

so what happened?  Wink

Tom -

Sean did make it to the rally - he parked next to Technomadia (Chris & Cherie) - there's a photo of his coach in the rally photos thread.

I suspect since the rally's wound down, Choo Choo's busy trying to solve the problem. . .

Like you, I'm waiting to read more about this latest saga from BusNut Extraordinaire too!

FWIW & HTH. . .

 Wink

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« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2011, 12:14:59 PM »

Sorry for the delay, folks.  I have been super busy since Atlanta and have not had enough free time to post.

Most of the rest of the saga is detailed in my latest blog post, along with a brief report from the rally, here:
http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-to-get-my-bearings-in.html

As I suspected, and notwithstanding several comments here to the contrary, the bearings are not available in North America.  They do not cross to anything domestic.  More than one bearing house told me they could get the direct replacements, but they would have to come from overseas.  As a product importation, they would be subject to duty and likely a three or four day delay in US customs.  One supplier said a $40 bearing could easily become a $400 bearing that way.

On top of that, the outer bearing was a Japanese item from Koyo, and it is so old that Koyo no longer has it in their computer nor do they have a spec sheet.  Presumably Mercedes switched suppliers at some point, and I will be interested in seeing if the replacement item is a FAG, who made the inner bearing.

I ended up ordering two bearing sets and four seals from my supplier in the UK.  He should have them tomorrow and will overnight them to me on DHL.  Unless they get hung up in customs I should have them Friday.  The bearing sets were around $600 for the pair and the seals are another $50 or so, before shipping.  I am guessing another $200 for shipping making the parts alone just shy of a "bus unit."  I'm going to have Joel repack the other three, and if he finds a marginal one we will have a replacement on hand.  In either case I will end up with a serviceable spare.

Thanks for all the help.  I'll be posting the progress pictures on the blog once we have the parts.


-Sean
http://OurOdyssey.BlogSpot.com
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« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2011, 01:03:33 PM »

You may have answered this in the past but I couldn't find it.

With all that you have been through with Odyssey, do you have any regrets over your choice of bus, and would you do it again?  Just curious if the end product is worth it to you.
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« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2011, 05:08:10 PM »

You may have answered this in the past but I couldn't find it.

With all that you have been through with Odyssey, do you have any regrets over your choice of bus, and would you do it again?  Just curious if the end product is worth it to you.

I have the same question.....

TOM
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