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Old 03-13-2018, 07:29 AM   #11
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Maybe they wanted to be "mag" wheels?

Happy for you that it ended safe!
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:45 AM   #12
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If the spring broke, the shoes were dragging your temperature on the TPS
should have gone up. I watch mine close, if the temp exceeds 20 on any tire
above any of the other tires. I start looking for a problem of what is causing
the TEMP rise.

This method has saved my tail twice just this last summer with bad wheel bearings.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:18 AM   #13
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Agreed about the temp. should have been abnormally higher than the others and a big red flag to stop and see what is going on. You were very lucky.

Had the same thing happen to me after I went over the Smoky Mountains. Burned my brakes/bearing/hub/axle up coming down the mountain. Tire fell off when we were stopped by a passing car that said we were 'on fire'.. and was able to strap the axle up and 'walk' the camper about eight miles to a CW.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:40 AM   #14
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I have a TPMS with temp sensor. Default temp is 158 degrees and it never sounded. It appears a spring broke, the brakes deployed and boiled the grease out and destroyed the bearings. The brake pads are nearly gone on one shoe.
Interesting how the grease was displayed on the wheel....
It may not have got to the default temperature to alarm but I bet the temperature of that wheel was way hotter than the rest. That damage had been going on for some time and didn't happen in just a couple of miles.

Best of luck to you getting it repaired and back on the road.
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I would buy a lottery ticket if I were you, that could have been a LOT worse. Best of luck on the rest of your trip. Stay safe.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:41 AM   #16
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Trailer is now in the shop having new axle installed and other axle inspected and serviced/replaced as needed.

Trailer has less than 15,000 miles and bearings were checked and regreased in January........Just bad luck..
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It is sad that this happened but it was great that you found it at fuel stop and not the harder way of traveling down the highway. This is a very good example of why walk around inspections or so very important. Each fuel and or rest stop.
Good luck to you on the repair and to the rest of your adventure.
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Though I have TPMS (a 507), I use it to tell my inflation pressures. I use the temp readouts to tell me the OAT, and which side the sun is coming from.

Given their position, externally, I wouldn't put too much stock in reading a temperature rise of the hub bearings, the rims, or even the internal air temps in the tires.

Remember, that the sensors are simply spinning in ambient air while underway, and that's about all they will reflect, temp-wise.

I have no quarrel with those who expect more, I just don't see much value in TPMS temperature readings.

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Though I have TPMS (a 507), I use it to tell my inflation pressures. I use the temp readouts to tell me the OAT, and which side the sun is coming from.

Given their position, externally, I wouldn't put too much stock in reading a temperature rise of the hub bearings, the rims, or even the internal air temps in the tires.

Remember, that the sensors are simply spinning in ambient air while underway, and that's about all they will reflect, temp-wise.

I have no quarrel with those who expect more, I just don't see much value in TPMS temperature readings.

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Have to disagree with you on that. Had a brake dragging heating up a wheel which caused an alarm. We were about a 1/2 hr from the campground so we let it cool down and continued on to the campsite. I could watch that tire heat up as we went down the road and would stop before it got too hot and let it cool and then continued on till we got to the campsite.
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I bought a cheep IR temperature hand held sensor/meter at Harbor Freight Tool. I check axle temps 5r/TV just about every time I stop, so far 5r within +/- 10 degrees. Nope, I don't remember temps from last fall and didn't write anything down. Disc/drum brakes after a long hill will also heat up bearings but they should be about equal.
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