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Old 04-26-2019, 01:26 AM   #1
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King Pins

I have a Thor Windsport when to get inspected in NY
They said the the need it to be change
At the tune of 1500.00 Dollars for those the in Know itís that the right Price
Or not
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:31 AM   #2
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Can you clarify what needs to be changed ?
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:51 AM   #3
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can you clarify what needs to be changed ?
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:18 AM   #4
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What year and how many miles? My 2016 F53 chassis class A went in for an alignment with 14,000 miles. The truck service center said it needed new king pins before it could be aligned. Said it would cost $1,800 including the alignment - about the same as your bid. I didnít believe it could possibly have worn out the king pins in so few miles. According to the owners manual it wasnít even due for its first chassis lube until 15,000 miles! So I took it to a Ford truck center and they said the king pins were fine and just needed lubrication. A short time later I had to take it to another ford dealer for an unrelated reason. While there I asked them to check the king pins and they also said they are fine. Bottom line, Iíd get another opinion! But the price might be about right if itís really needed. Good luck.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:21 AM   #5
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First I would be curious how many mile's you have on the RV because king pins aren't usually a low mile repair. As far as the cost, while it is not a technically difficult or high cost parts, there is a fair amount of labor involved in removing wheels, hubs, spindles and then reboring the king pin holes in the axle for the new oversized king pins (or bushings..) and reassembling everything. They may be including wheel bearing packing/replacing and a brake job, all of which would make sense if not done recently (assuming equivalent wear due to the milage also...).
I'm having to make a lot of assumptions without seeing the invoice.
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:43 AM   #6
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Get a second opinion. As others have stated king pins are pretty much good for several hundred thousand miles. For a 2015 to need replacements is very unusual. I can't recall anyone mentioning king pins going bad, ever. Wheel bearings, there was a few for model year 2017 or so. Rear sway bar bushings, 4 years is about average and they start to melt. King pins? Never.
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:13 AM   #7
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Get a second opinion. As others have stated king pins are pretty much good for several hundred thousand miles. For a 2015 to need replacements is very unusual. I can't recall anyone mentioning king pins going bad, ever. Wheel bearings, there was a few for model year 2017 or so. Rear sway bar bushings, 4 years is about average and they start to melt. King pins? Never.


Thatís a good point...I forgot to mention. When I asked my Ford dealer if the kingpins would have been covered under the warranty they assured me they would have been. Fortunately, I didnít need them anyway as Iím a couple of months over 3 years.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:01 AM   #8
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King Pins

Thank you for all the responses after doing a lot research
Seems like King pins should not need to be replace at 15k
So I will definitely getting a second Opinion
The only Problem was no sticker for the state of NY
Now I will be in Maine for the next 3 Months
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:58 AM   #9
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Thank you for all the responses after doing a lot research
Seems like King pins should not need to be replace at 15k
So I will definitely getting a second Opinion
The only Problem was no sticker for the state of NY
Now I will be in Maine for the next 3 Months
That's unfortunate. Worst case is a fix it ticket. No idea what's on the book in NY for the fine but usually twice or three times the cost of the inspection. Just get the coach in as soon as possible and limit you road time while in state. And never wait until the last minute to get the coach in for an inspection. Leaves no wiggle room for any service if needed. Cars that fail inspection are easy to get fixed, 10 tons of RV not so much.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:51 AM   #10
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Thank you for all the responses after doing a lot research
Seems like King pins should not need to be replace at 15k
So I will definitely getting a second Opinion
The only Problem was no sticker for the state of NY
Now I will be in Maine for the next 3 Months
Your KP ARE perfect they should last well over 100,000 miles if they were pulling on your tire front to bottom and felt slack the bearing pack is loose thereís no way your king pens are bad
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