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Old 03-12-2018, 07:55 PM   #1
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Oh Oh! Not Good!

I'm on an epic, two month, cross country trip. Left February 5 from Massachusetts....Took southern route to California by way of Texas, NM, AZ....6000 miles so far....

On my way back east today. Left Oakland CA this AM, got to Bakersfield CA and stopped for gas, did my usual trailer walk around.....UGH!

Blown wheel bearing. But as luck would have it, less than a mile away is a trailer fabrication business and they have a replacement axle, bearings, hub. Will be fixed first thing tomorrow am.

Always an adventure!

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Old 03-12-2018, 07:59 PM   #2
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OUCH!!!
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:03 PM   #3
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Tire pressure monitor gave you no indication of bearing failure?

I wouldíve thought the increase in temperature would increase the pressure significantly higher than others.

Just sayiní
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The most intriguing thing with the pic to me is the grease is splattered on the wheel at every lugnut.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:17 PM   #5
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Your luck is truly amazing! To have that in Bakersfield is terrible. But to have a travel trailer axle replacement bearings right there is amazing. Buy a lotto ticket. No! Buy two lotto tickets.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:39 PM   #6
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Terrible and great news all at the same time! Best of luck tomorrow.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:49 PM   #7
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Wow that's lucky and double lucky if you like oranges. There is a Fruit store, (actually a bunch of them), down there in Bakersfield. Stop by the California Fruit Depot and pick up the sweetest oranges you will ever eat. Even if you don't like Oranges, they have all kinds of fruits and nuts and free samples of them so you can taste before buying or just taste.

Did you happen to stay at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Oakland? If so, how was it. I heard they have some nice full hookup spots with quick access to downtown Oakland.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:16 PM   #8
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Tire pressure monitor gave you no indication of bearing failure?

I would’ve thought the increase in temperature would increase the pressure significantly higher than others.
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....

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Did you happen to stay at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Oakland? If so, how was it. I heard they have some nice full hookup spots with quick access to downtown Oakland.
Yes I did! Three nights at campsite #1. Fantastic. Lots of wildlife...Turkeys, Deer, Birds...Very close to Oakland. The views from the very high campground are fantastic!
But the easy, normal road to the campground is closed so you need to take a 7 mile round about way that includes hundreds of twisty, no guard-rail turns and a 12% long pull grade to get there....Yikes! That 12% needs to be dealt with to leave also...Thank God for my recently installed exhaust brake.
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As I look at the wheel and that strange grease pattern....I think it was caused by the hubcap.....before the hubcap was ejected.

The grease must have found an opening at each lug nut recess.
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That stinks!!!!!! But as said good thing you were close to a repair facility.
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