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Old 08-08-2014, 07:57 PM   #11
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:30 PM   #12
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Noise from axles on Primetime LaCrosse

We'll, I thought my issues were over. As I arrived home yesterday , I unhooked and noticed the same wheel was extremely hot. As if a brake is dragging. When my mobile tech was at the campground, he checked all the wheels with the brakes on and off and they seemed to work okay. The trailer braked fine on the way home (only 90 mile from CG to home) and no noises or anything. But I can tell something's not right.

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:05 AM   #13
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I would pull that wheel off and check the bearings , race and brakes. On my old wilderness I had a bearing race that was spinning and getting hot. Ping the race and used lock tight to hold it in place.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:17 AM   #14
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...Ping the race and used lock tight to hold it in place.
Very doubtful he can "ping" the race (cup) as they are hardened. He can "ping" (dimple) the surface the outside of the race (cup)sets in and then use bearing lock on the outside of the race (cup).
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:22 AM   #15
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A hot bearing is usually the result of a castle nut being too tight.
A loose one will run "mostly" cold right up until it breaks and fails completely.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:31 AM   #16
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He can "ping" (dimple) the surface the outside of the race (cup)sets in and then use bearing lock on the outside of the race (cup).
Thats what I did to my wilderness. Guess I didn't explain it right.
I had that wheel off 3 times before I figured out it was a spun bearing race making it hot.
Anyway it fixed my problem.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:57 AM   #17
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With all of the squealing and issues before the repair, it might have been a good idea to just replace the bearings and races from the start. After a problem with bearings on the road, I carry a couple sets of bearings and the necessary tools to change them out if a problem comes up.
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I carry extra lug nuts & bolts but I never thought about extra bearings... I think I will add a couple sets to my TT tool kit since they are relatively small & inexpensive...
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I carry extra lug nuts & bolts but I never thought about extra bearings... I think I will add a couple sets to my TT tool kit since they are relatively small & inexpensive...
I have also added a brass drift punch 1/2 diameter and a good hammer to knock out the bearing race and a small tub of bearing grease. (Kendall Super Blu 427). I have a 1 ft square piece of plywood to work off of on the side of the road just for somewhat of a flat sturdy surface. Don't forget about the bearing seals if you are to add the wheel bearings to your toolbox.
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So an interesting thing happened. I contacted Primetime to determine which axles my trailer was equipped with because I decided to be safe and just replace everything (brakes, bearings, hub and drum.) I went to a trailer parts dealer close to home and got a whole assembly complete. Got the new parts home and everything seemed to match until I tried installing it. The bolt circle was different. So the parts person locally asked if I had 3500lb axles or 4400. No clue. He states the most popular we're the 3500 in which he sold me originally. After showing him what I had, he states call Dexter or your trailer manufacture to be sure. Roger from Primetime emailed me back quite quickly and said call Dexter immediately about my issue. I did so and after email exchanges for a few days Dexter said they will pay for the repair bill of the mobile tech AND will send me a new assembly for free via Fedex.

As much appreciative as I am for Dexter helping out (which they helped way more than I thought), is there underlying problems Dexter is aware of?



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