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Old 08-26-2020, 05:30 PM   #1
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wheel bearing seizure melts off trailer axle

The origin appears to be from a passing utility trailer. Getting hit with a smoking 40mph hub, wheel and tire could have been tragic.
https://youtu.be/ZcaDz7oJmfE
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Old 08-26-2020, 06:53 PM   #2
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That is one for the Allstate hall of fame.
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Old 08-26-2020, 07:18 PM   #3
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Wow. I had a wheel bearing get so hot it fused the retaining nut onto the trailer spindle in 2019. Glad I stopped and saw it..

Crazy video.
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Old 08-31-2020, 12:08 PM   #4
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I carry a non-contact IR thermometer to check hubs at stops. Can save a burn if one is going bad.
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