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Old 08-07-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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wheel bearing problems

Have burned out two wheel bearings in nine months on Crusader 260RLD with Lippert axles. Lubed & packed iaw manual. Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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They should be adjusted so that there is a slight amount of play. Can you feel a little rocking when you push/pull on the tire? They do not get pre-loaded.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Yes, Lippert Axles - hot wheel bearings

On our first trip, ( Prime Time, Lacrosse / Lippert Axles) the bearings ran very hot, the dust covers came off 3 of the 4 bearings. I removed all four wheels, removed and cleaned all grease and hand packed with an Ultra Lube 4X wheel bearing grease called High Performance LMX "RED" Grease by Plews-LubriMatic ( www.Ultra-Lube.com) It was like day and night, all 4 bearings are now absolutely luke warm after 3 hours of running at 60MPH, compared to the factory grease which I couldn't touch the drum without burning a finger.
We just returned from the FROG Rally ( Forest River Owers Group) in Goshen Indiana, on the tour of the Prime Time plant we learned they are switching to DEXTER axles. We met other owners who had bearing burn out as well. But, it probally doesn't matter who makes the axle, they have to be packed properly with a high quality grease. I have been made a believer with this Ultra-Lube grease with a major difference in running temperature.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:26 PM   #4
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I repacked my bearings for my own peace of mind after reading forums.
I found one inner race slightly discolored from heat...Grrr....
The tires and hubs get warm to the touch - never hot - even when running in 90 degree temps through Bend, OR. Checked 'em on the way home today. After 5 minutes in the full sun, the left side tires and hubs were noticeably warmer than the side that was shaded by the TT.
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