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Old 08-08-2011, 10:52 AM   #31
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enjoyed it herk. just trying to say it was hot here yesterday and expected to be another hot day today. My tires were anticipating the trip.

i kept trying to read in the the goomph's original post that he was talking abt his hubs being hot. it appears it is his tires. now i'm going with the other posters abt load. may even be normal. could be brakes taking additional load. believe goomph will find the answer to if the brakes are the cause. can't really think of anything else that would be common to both wheels on the same axle.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:59 PM   #32
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Herk had his landing gear down----------

HERK, had his landing gear down all the way back from NY. He has at least learned something from his flying days.


GEAR DOWN while flying, COOL!
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:26 PM   #33
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NOT the GEAR DOWN but his AIR Speed Brake.
Or maybe it was his cargo door left open.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:35 PM   #34
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Well, I have flown around with the cargo door open while sight seeing and looking for whales off the coast of CA and had to fly home with the gear chained down once (a six hour depressurized and VERY noisy, cold flight as I recall).

Trust me, driving a GMC 2500 while towing a camper is much easier.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:46 PM   #35
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Trailer has a VERY SLIGHT nose down attitude .... maybe an inch difference between the rear and front, I can't recall exactly.

The hubs/drums are hot .... not the tires .... I am measuring the drum temperature directly.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:48 PM   #36
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The bearings will be changed unconditionally at my next camping trip ....
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:11 PM   #37
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Well, just an update on this ...

I took the hubs out and changed the bearings and seals while I was at it, cheap insurance. The rear brakes were not braking properly if barely at all .... I adjusted all four brakes after installing the hubs back. It was fun stopping a few times every 20 miles and checking the hub temperatures. We made it back home with all four hubs being pretty much the equal temperature (except when they were directed to direct sunlight).

I was very worried that I would have messed something up during the bearing change but obviously I did good

Thanks for all the help and suggestions !
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