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Old 05-28-2014, 04:14 PM   #1
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Wheel Bearing Issues again?

If you might remember, last year about this time I lost my Left Rear Wheel bearing, Hub, Brake backing plate and almost the wheel. I had paid a shop to install an axle the april before...so this makes this all the more frustrating.

Today after traveling home about 2 hours, after unloading the rig i decided to hit the hubs with the temp gun. What do ya know....the Left Rear is 20-25F higher in temp than the other three. I would assume this is reason for concern but wanted to get the opinion of others here before I tear into this myself.

Also, FYI the shop I used just went back with a generaic hub, and never even put the zerk in the EZ lube. Should I replace the cap with the correct one as well as the zerk?
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:19 PM   #2
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Zerk fitting is always nice if you have the shaft for it.

If you have more heat on your rear I suspect you have too much weight on the rear axle and not enough on the front axles. How balances is your rig when attached to truck? is your trailer nose up , level or down?
It just seems too many issues with the same after effect.
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Would suspect a dragging brake if only on one wheel.
Jack it up and try spinning the wheel.
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Weight balance is good..right side no high temp. I agree that it's odd and likely a reason for this. Could the new axle be bad? Tires are wearing ok so could it be the actual spindle possibly out of spec?
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Coot...never thought of this. I'll check when I get back to the storage lot. This is the brand new brake assembly
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"It just seems too many issues with the same after effect."
Yeah. I looked at the floor plan and I'll bet that the TT is heavy in that corner even when dry and empty.
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If you are loading the pantry and fridge full and also using the bunk areas for storage then there could be quite a lot of weight back there.
Plus there is the weight of the bathroom - and holding tanks - and the outside storage -
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Left rear is the problem as you are sitting in the driver seat of TV.

Guess I should say "road side".

I could see your point however if it were on the other side. That hub is the same as the front axle. 100-104f
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"It just seems too many issues with the same after effect." Yeah. I looked at the floor plan and I'll bet that the TT is heavy in that corner even when dry and empty. If you are loading the pantry and fridge full and also using the bunk areas for storage then there could be quite a lot of weight back there.
Plus there is the weight of the bathroom - and holding tanks - and the outside storage -
It's not that much different than our 8528RKWS as far as loading. I suspect a dragging brake more than any loading and it should heat both of the tires/wheels on that side. JMO
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brakes too tight or a bearing adjusted a touch too tight
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sorry - nevermind
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