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Old 06-15-2021, 07:41 PM   #1
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Heritage Glen 272RL bad bearing and axle

On the road for less than an hour and bearing failure started on fire wheel fell off in parking lot at repair shop thankfully and not while going down the road. Seems like they are cutting it close with 4400# axles on a camper that over 9K loaded and also only 10" brakes. Had to leave it 8 hours from home till parts are available.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:55 AM   #2
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You can call it close, but 8800lbs on the axles computes to roughly 800-1,000lbs on the hitch, so you're not over 9,000lbs unless someone put rocks in your storage compartments. I suspect that hub/bearing was not serviced properly leading to failure.
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Old 06-16-2021, 02:07 PM   #3
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Bearings often fail due to lack of lube or improper adjustment rather than just being loaded to their max.

Manufacturers build in a fair safety margin when their rate an axle but will rarely, if ever, reveal that or people would just add more weight to their load.
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