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Old 07-27-2019, 03:46 PM   #1
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Well, THAT'S not good

2400 miles from home on the side of I40 about 70 miles west of Flagstaff, AZ and this happened.

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Old 07-27-2019, 03:49 PM   #2
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Oh crap... nope, not good.


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FLEX TAPE!

Sorry, not funny. That sucks.
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Old 07-27-2019, 04:13 PM   #5
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Old 07-27-2019, 04:17 PM   #6
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Great Googly Moogly.

It's what we all have nightmares over.

Man, I hope you get it figured out ok. Hope you are all safe.


BTW, unless they've fixed it, 40 miles west of Flagstaff is the worst road in all of America. And yes, I've driven them all. LOL. They don't fix it, they just put up signs that say "Rough Road Ahead".

Had a trucker in a truck stop tell me that if I am following a semi truck and he disappears out of sight, I should slow down.
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Old 07-27-2019, 04:35 PM   #7
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Who did your bearings? Who ever it was, don't use them ever again.
I've looked over the pic's for the slightest sign of grease. Looks like the outer bearing and nut just ground itself into powder.

How much of the outer bearing was still in the hub cover?


FWIW, I'm thinking this bearing was showing signs of failing long before it did. This is why I routinely check hub temps whenever I stop for any reason. Usually don't need anything fancy to notice a hot hub. At least one that's hotter than the others.

Sucks when this happens but gladly it didn't result in an accident. Those suck even more.
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Great Googly Moogly.

It's what we all have nightmares over.

Man, I hope you get it figured out ok. Hope you are all safe.


BTW, unless they've fixed it, 40 miles west of Flagstaff is the worst road in all of America. And yes, I've driven them all. LOL. They don't fix it, they just put up signs that say "Rough Road Ahead".

Had a trucker in a truck stop tell me that if I am following a semi truck and he disappears out of sight, I should slow down.
Sorry OP!

Not debating, but adding, the 90 from Lafayette, LA to New Orleans is awful too. We knick named it “the jack hammer” it is a near constant washboard.
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This is why I routinely check hub temps whenever I stop for any reason. Usually don't need anything fancy to notice a hot hub. At least one that's hotter than the others.

Sucks when this happens but gladly it didn't result in an accident. Those suck even more.
Absolutely, been doing that for many decades, especially when I was towing boat trailers...very good advice. It's part of my routine on every stop.
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:40 PM   #10
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TPS

Looks like you have a TPS sensor on the wheel. Was there any temperature indication before failure?

Looks like you had upgraded to Goodyear Endurance tires, that's my next upgrade.

Ouch to axle hanger crack.
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Looks like you have a TPS sensor on the wheel. Was there any temperature indication before failure?
My bet is that he would never notice the difference. I don't even notice much of a difference during heavy braking.
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2400 miles from home on the side of I40 about 70 miles west of Flagstaff, AZ and this happened.

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Been there, done that. Last year on I-90 about 16 miles from Rapid City. And you are right, not a good feeling.
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I may be wrong, but the bearings are the least of OPs worries. He has one totally disconnected spring hanger and a second that has failed.

Be there done that. I hope you are safe and have found someone that can help you.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:34 PM   #14
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We limped into the repair facility in Flagstaff on 3 wheels They have our trailer up on Jack stands and are allowing us to use the camper while they repair it Luckily, Flagstaff was our ultimate desination and we dont have to hit the road for a few days. Well go do the activities we had planned on doing while repairs are being done.
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Good to hear that you made it to town and you still have use of it. Now go to Black Bart’s for dinner and a show
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OP didn't mention when the hubs were last serviced/checked. I had made a post not to long ago about helping friend service his hubs and found that the bearings had grease on them but cavity of hubs were bone dry. This looks like the same situation. By the way they hubs were on a 2019 Puma not a year in use.
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I need a whole new axle. They also need to weld on new spring hangers. I also asked then to check and repack the other bearings so we can avoid this from happening again.

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OP didn't mention when the hubs were last serviced/checked. I had made a post not to long ago about helping friend service his hubs and found that the bearings had grease on them but cavity of hubs were bone dry. This looks like the same situation. By the way they hubs were on a 2019 Puma not a year in use.
I have hand packed bearings in all kinds of vehicles and equipment for the better part of 60 years never once filling the hub void/cavity with grease and without a single bearing failure.

A properly packed bearing doesn't rely on the grease in the hub void to keep it working.
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Which failed first? Bearings or frame?

Brings back bad memories of my last trip with the last TT...1000 miles from home looking for a weld shop.
Dealers wouldn’t touch the frame for liability reasons.
But, on a positive note, even in its 4th year Coachmen was still picking up the bill for my frame problems. You might want to call them.
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