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Old 09-02-2019
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right you are... The photos were small and I thought I was looking at a dark, plastic end-cap. The drive axle is a big job for someone who's never tackled it. Easy for a mobile road mechanic. My guess is that the paper flange gasket under the end cap is leaking.
I thought the same thig Shane,i looked again because he had said "drive axle"


But now Moh,lets muddy the water,i have seen a hub with a small hole in it that leaked fluid,so 3 options.


Next thing we need from you is a pic of the brakes and the back side of the drum.
You may be able to see that stuff from the other side of the coach,looking under.


Down in the area your in we have a couple of owners,Bill Lott is down there,he may know a road angel that can do the job.


Getting the high hat off is your problem,if you decide to try the job.
We may be able to talk you through the axle gasket fix,but if the hub has to come off its a not a job for a beginner.
The axle will not come through the hole in the high hat!
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Lets hope its the outer seal, any decent shop should be able to handle fixing the inner or outer. Hopefully someone knows some shops in that area...
Yep,a good honest shop can do the axle seal in an hour or so.
2 hours for the axle seal.
I had to have one done on the road last year (i never pay to have work done!!) dut i had to that time,i think they charged 200 bucks to do an inner seal,that included the seal!
Deal!
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RV Doctor in Panama Beach, web site says 24/7 mobile repair. 850-276-0019 just in case.
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I too had this issue but with less oil. I had both my rear wheels pulled and thoroughly checked. It was the outer axle hub gasket seeping. There are minor imperfections in the surfaces that can cause it to leak. They put some RTV sealant on it. When unsure, I would always check the inner wheel seal and brake as others have suggested with good advice.
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RV Doctor in Panama Beach, web site says 24/7 mobile repair. 850-276-0019 just in case.
The RV doctor may be ok,but i prefer a truck guy to work on truck stuff.
RV guys,well,they ,err,well,may not be the right guys to call...
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I had Empire Truck in Pensacola do some work for us last year.
If I remember there were a half dozen class a diesels on the shop floor including another Bird. Worth giving them a call.
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Amen to Randy saying get a truck guy. This is a truck part. Some RV guys are, er, well, ah, never mind.
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Moh click on the Service Center link in my signature and you'll see the contact details for the shop that Paul mentioned.
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Also can check https://www.truckdown.com/
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We called around and found a place, Fleet Maintenance in Fort Walton Beach, that said they can take care of it on Monday. Should I just tell them to use sealant instead of finding a new gasket?

I was not able to get under the bus this week to see anything.
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