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Old 04-27-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Wheel bearing mpg

This is a technical question for someone who really knows their bearings. Will the gas mileage needed to pull a brand new trailer, with virgin bearings go up as the bearings are broke in? I imagine the larger tire sizes and the slower rpm will take longer but IF gas mileage goes up as they wear in how many miles do you need to get optimum performance?
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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I would think undetectable . . . .
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:31 PM   #3
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If adjusted properly, undetectable. They get very, very slightly smoother once worn in, but the energy needed to rotate the wheel is no different. It pales in comparison to sidewall flex and aerodynamics.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:32 PM   #4
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FIRST would be the aerodynamics and frontal area of the camper and second the trailer tires. ST tires are designed to have lower rolling friction and LT tires have more (since they are designed with a traction tread pattern).

By the time you get all the way down to bearings, you have already covered whether the truck's windows are up or down.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:43 PM   #5
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if your bearings are so tight they are affecting gas mileage, they will melt out of the hubs in no time at all
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:54 PM   #6
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if your bearings are so tight they are affecting gas mileage, they will melt out of the hubs in no time at all

Ain't that the truth!
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