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Old 09-06-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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"Hey Man, Your Wheel is on Fire!"

So I had our first major issue today as we were heading out for a weekend trip all excited as we have not been camping in a while. Get literaly a stop light from the entrance ramp and a guy pulls along side and lets me know my wheel is on fire....and it was!!! Just replaced this axle in April and the bearing had grenaded and come apart....luckly we didnt loose the wheel and we were close by a RV dealership. Able to turn it around and limp it there and start the repair provess...just a few miles from home.

Lets see if the repair shop that replaced the axle steps up....I will wait to post anything about who they are until this is settled.

Scared the crap out of my wife and it pays to have quick access to a fire extguisher!!!

Bummed we cant go out.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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I'm glad for you that it wasn't worse. Hope you get back out there real soon!!
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #4
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So I had our first major issue today as we were heading out for a weekend trip all excited as we have not been camping in a while. Get literaly a stop light from the entrance ramp and a guy pulls along side and lets me know my wheel is on fire....and it was!!! Just replaced this axle in April and the bearing had grenaded and come apart....luckly we didnt loose the wheel and we were close by a RV dealership. Able to turn it around and limp it there and start the repair provess...just a few miles from home.

Lets see if the repair shop that replaced the axle steps up....I will wait to post anything about who they are until this is settled.

Scared the crap out of my wife and it pays to have quick access to a fire extguisher!!!

Bummed we cant go out.
Yep that's the notice a RVer hopes he never gets. That and the one you get from a passing motorist
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Yikes. In a strange way, you were lucky!
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #6
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Glad you're all safe, and blessings to the guy who alerted you instead of being one of those that 'doesn't want to get involved'.

And that was great timing...if it had to happen, at least you weren't out on the freeway.
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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Yea it could have been much worse.....they guys at the shop we limped to said they never see one "still together"! Had the wheel came off.....it could have been much worse for not only me but others on the road as well.
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So I had our first major issue today as we were heading out for a weekend trip all excited as we have not been camping in a while. Get literaly a stop light from the entrance ramp and a guy pulls along side and lets me know my wheel is on fire....and it was!!! Just replaced this axle in April and the bearing had grenaded and come apart....luckly we didnt loose the wheel and we were close by a RV dealership. Able to turn it around and limp it there and start the repair provess...just a few miles from home.

Lets see if the repair shop that replaced the axle steps up....I will wait to post anything about who they are until this is settled.

Scared the crap out of my wife and it pays to have quick access to a fire extguisher!!!

Bummed we cant go out.
We have that same trailer except 2012. May I ask why the axle had been replaced. I am dealing with lippert about one of my axles
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:23 PM   #10
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Well...the long and short is the axle was bent to the point it wore the tires out within 500 miles or so. Negative camber that could not be corrected.
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