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Penta shaft repairs

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19 Jul 2019 @ 13:21:04 pm
Nick
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Hi all

 

My Penta wheel shafts needs to be repaired, apparently there is rubbers inside that wears out resulting in my tyres wearing off on the inside. Where can I have this repaired or must I replace the shaft?

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19 Jul 2019 @ 14:26:10 pm
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Alko in Vereeniging  

 

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19 Jul 2019 @ 18:13:17 pm
Leon
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Seams that you would have to replace the complete axle.

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19 Jul 2019 @ 19:58:24 pm
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I own a 1998 Jurgens Fleetline caravan which also developed cracks in the axle rubbers. I took the van to the Alko factory in Duncanville, Vereeniging at 8 am the morning after arranging for the axle repairs the day before. The axle was removed by the factory and new rubbers were pressed in. Simultaneously new wheel bearings, axle stubs, brake shoes and brake cables were fitted and the axle upgraded to 1600kg.  In the case of the Penta perhaps the axle should be upgraded to 1800kg. The repairs was completed the next morning at 11 am and I was on my home shortly thereafter. Alko have depots around the country which should also be able to do the same repairs. In my case the costs amounted to approximately R4500 plus vat. 

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20 Jul 2019 @ 10:44:34 am
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This is realy great news that ALKO can help with such work in a short space of time.  Even the upgrade is a big plus.  I have already seen a few caravans in resorts and on the road that would need a maintenance repair like this.  They were riding very low on the chassis.  If you take in consideration that the running maintenance on the caravan is very low apart from a re-sealing job R4500 for a suspension upgrade every 10 years should be in order.  This will probably then stop suspension lifts and things alike.

Compare the R4500 to the cost when you have your tow vehicle serviced one a year.  I think R4500 is nothing.

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20 Jul 2019 @ 16:02:10 pm
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I own a 1998 Jurgens Fleetline caravan which also developed cracks in the axle rubbers. I took the van to the Alko factory in Duncanville, Vereeniging at 8 am the morning after arranging for the axle repairs the day before. The axle was removed by the factory and new rubbers were pressed in. Simultaneously new wheel bearings, axle stubs, brake shoes and brake cables were fitted and the axle upgraded to 1600kg.  In the case of the Penta perhaps the axle should be upgraded to 1800kg. The repairs was completed the next morning at 11 am and I was on my home shortly thereafter. Alko have depots around the country which should also be able to do the same repairs. In my case the costs amounted to approximately R4500 plus vat. 

At this price, it is a bargain, especially the rest of the work also done.

This seems the right thing to do should your van show suspension drop signs.

Alko seems to be the go-to place.

I like the idea of the factory assisting with such maintenance and upgrade.

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21 Jul 2019 @ 10:30:43 am
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Sjoe en ek het verneem dat mens maande kan wag as jy jou as instuur om rubbers te vervang. Die koste is en bly 'n winskopie. Soos Leon noem as jou as pap lyk gaan hierdie roete. Dadelik ontstaan die vraag op Alko nie bv net bearings alleen sal doen vir diegene wat 'n plek soek om dit te laat doen.

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21 Jul 2019 @ 12:53:23 pm
Leon
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At this price, it is a bargain, especially the rest of the work also done.

This seems the right thing to do should your van show suspension drop signs.

Alko seems to be the go-to place.

I like the idea of the factory assisting with such maintenance and upgrade.

Yes this is a very big +.  If I new about this with my Penta I would have taken it to alko for a Suspension service atleast once every 5 years or if you notice the van riding low comparred to other caravans of the same model. 

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21 Jul 2019 @ 16:27:39 pm
Janneman
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Hi everybody.

Kindly note that the price mentioned by me does not include Vat. With Vat this would be slightly over R5 000.

In my case I also had the complete tow hitch replaced as it it was worn and the damper was defective. The casing of the hitch is made of cast iron  whilst the steel shaft that move to and thro when accellerating and braking cause the casing to become worn over time.

Kindly also remember that axles should not be upgraded to your whim. If the axles is upgraded too high the suspension will become too hard for the van and cause the van to become unstable on the road.

Somebody from Alko mentioned to me that the expected lifetime of the axle rubbers are approximately 10 years so it will be a good idea to inspect and check same every 10 years

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21 Jul 2019 @ 16:49:54 pm
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This is good information.

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