Zendal from A’s RV Parts and Repair came out to our campground to diagnose our problem. Actually he came out twice yesterday. On the first visit he took off the tire but was then faced with a very large lug nut that holds the hub drum assembly on. So he had to go back to his shop to get the right size socket wrench. Once he got that off a spring fell out along with this other stuff that was all chewed up. (pictured above)
He was able to order a new backing plate assembly to be shipped overnight to him, though the hub drum assembly isn’t available at any of the major axle dealers in the Pacific North West. Apparently ours is fine to use, but it has some wear on it as a result of this that it shouldn’t. If the manufacturer can’t get it to us within the next 2 days we’ll have to wait until our appointment at Sutton in 3 weeks.
Zendal has really been there for us. If it wasn’t for him, we would have had to flat-bed it back to Seattle. Our first call was to another RV repair place in Wenatchee where things didn’t look very promising. So far A’s RV Parts has been amazing and I’m confident we won’t have to change our plans for labor day. YAY!!
A’s RV Parts and Repair
110 South Riverview Drive
East Wenatchee, WA
UPDATE: Dexter is over-nighting both the backing plate assembly and the hub drum to us. We’ll be fixed tomorrow!