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Old 08-08-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
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A warning

Just a note of warning...After a fun camping trip, on the way home we were flagged off the road by a GREAT truck driver smoke coming out of our tire/bearing. It was so bad we are replacing the axial as well. This a costly venture..but we are all safe.My Comments to ALL of our camping friends on this forum is: Get you bearings checked and lubricated each year. We were lucky, and we don't want anyone to repeat what happened to us.

Great Caming to all, Denny in Minnesota
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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thanks. glad it was caught before it became catastrophic.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:57 AM   #3
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Glad to here everyone's OK.....and yes, As jimh said before it became bad situation !!

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Old 08-08-2011, 07:39 PM   #4
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Glad you and the family are all okay. Lubed mine before the last trip. Will do again when I put it away for the winter.

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Old 08-09-2011, 02:59 PM   #5
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Good that you are OK.

You all should check the lug nut tension with a proper torque wrench prior to moving your unit, and on long trips an intermediate check is appropriate too. There isn't anything like having your tire pass you, besides ending up in the ditch.

And, while you are at it, check the RV and tow rig tires for the proper pressure at the same time.

FYI: I carry a laser temp gauge and check my tires each time we stop!!! Side A, which is in the sun, will be hotter than B, in the shade. But, over the course of time you'll be able to dicern whether one or more tires are hot, which means improper inflation and/or problems. You will be able to address these issues if you know about them. You can buy one of these at most hardware stores at an inexpensive price.

Good luck,
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reminder! So glad you and your family are fine and what a nice trucker for caring enough to flag you down! God bless him!

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