Originally Posted by PopRichie77
If it was mine I would close it up and run it. I have ran cracked lining many times over the years and never had a problem. These are bonded lining and both pieces are bonded fast, unless one looks like it is lifting and not bonded well. You do what you are comfortable with doing.
Thanks, Rich. I decided to do exactly what you said. I checked to make sure there were no chips or chunks missing from the lining, inspected the drum, and put it all back together. Then I pulled the last wheel and inspected all the parts. Everything is A-OK, in fact, surprisingly good. The brake shoes look virtually new, other than the aforementioned crack on the right rear primary.
However, as I was crawling around on the ground, I looked over things in general, and see that the previous owner had duct taped the gray-water pipe up (for unknown reasons), and the tape is failing. I'm going to have to get up under there one more time and probably put a pipe hanger on the pipe. While I am at it, I might as well lube the guide rod and cables. Then on to the refrigerator "Sushidog Mod." Maybe one of these days we'll actually even go camping.
Did I mention that the ground has gotten harder and my joints less flexible. I'm not sure when all of that happened.