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Old 09-18-2022, 09:47 PM   #1
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30 HFS5 wheel bearing toast

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Fried a wheel bearing on the way home from vacation today. Made it home luckily. Plan is to replace the entire unit—hub, bearing, brakes, etc. Anyone know what I should be ordering for this? Size of brakes, are these Dexter axles, etc. Anyone who’s been through this, I’d appreciate the advice. Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:40 AM   #2
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Best bet is to get under your trailer, find the axle tag or sticker and get the manufacturer and number. Then contact them with that information.
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Old 09-21-2022, 06:07 PM   #3
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Contacted my RV dealer today. Was told that “this axle is no longer made” and I’d need to order an entire new axle assembly, that there are no hubs/bearings/brakes available. I find it hard to believe that you can’t get parts for an eight-year-old axle. Anyone else have this problem? Any thoughts on how to proceed? It looks like etrailer lists the hub and bearing assembly for my camper, wondering if anyone has any experience with it...
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Contacted my RV dealer today. Was told that “this axle is no longer made” and I’d need to order an entire new axle assembly, that there are no hubs/bearings/brakes available. I find it hard to believe that you can’t get parts for an eight-year-old axle. Anyone else have this problem? Any thoughts on how to proceed? It looks like etrailer lists the hub and bearing assembly for my camper, wondering if anyone has any experience with it...
Like NMWildcat suggested find the info on the axle and contact the axle mfr.

Then contact the manufacturer of the axle (most likely Dexter) or a knowledgeable source like e-trailer.

The parts you mentioned are determined by the spindle attached to the axle and spindles haven't changed much over the years. Just axle beam/tube/mounts.

Dealer is either ignorant or is trying to oversell you.
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Old 09-21-2022, 08:12 PM   #5
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Dealers lying . I had a 2015 29hsf had dexter axles 4400 lbs would guess your 30 would be 5200 . should be a tag on axle like mentioned in other posts .
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Take both bearings to a trailer shop and they can more than likely hook you up.
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Odds are Autozone could fix you up if you have the axle # and an intact set of bearings. There are numbers on them.
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