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Brad & Jacolyn

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We were driving along today minding our own business and just having a grand ole time about 30 miles south of Myrtle Beach SC. when a couple of bikers went by and waved at the rig. Jacolyn pulled over and I could see a little smoke on the passenger side. When I got back there I discovered and a bearing pack in the rear wheel and failed and one of our wheels and departed by way of the back of the living room slide and the rear cap of the rig. We were able the retrieve the wheel and tire about a 1/2 mile back and taped up some of the damage. I pumped up the remaining tire to max pressure and started limping toward Camping World in Myrtle Beach. An hour later we pulled in and they started an estimate to get it rolling again. I have not been contacted yet by the adjuster but I except that tomorrow. We have maintained our sense of humor. We are safe, no one was hurt, we get the wheel back and we are staying in Myrtle beach until it is repaired.


Brad

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TPMS will show blank when it does its refresh but no press loss no immediate alarm.

 

They transmit a new press signal about every 2 min. It's good for a leak. It does transmit immediate signal in case of total press loss like a blowout.

 

Glad no fire Brad. Good no one hit hr with the wheel. Bet those bikers wee not impressed ?

 

Good luck on repairs.

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Stories like this put in perspective the bad week we're having so far after we accidentally backed our RV bike rack into a utility steel cable (stupid, we realize). I hope Camping World treats you all well... good luck. Glad to hear y'all are keeping an upbeat mentality. That isn't easy to do when this is your livelihood.

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Brad, what type of bearings are you running ? I am sorry to hear of your problem but i applaud your positive attitude. Do you know if the spindle or hub is damaged beyond repair ? It sounds like you guys are making the best of it. Enjoy your unplanned stop and be safe. Charlie

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Believe it is the Neverlubes.(sealed)

Howdy Brad

 

Sorry to hear you are having issues & applaud your coping skills.

 

If indeed the bearing is a Nevr'Lube, how many lugs 6 or 8?

 

If 6 they would be the 42mm bearing and the wheels need to be zero offset. Our manufacturer was installing 10mm offset rims and it lead to huge issues. Once I upgraded to zero offset and replaced all the bearings there were no more issues. We experienced 6 failures in one trip out west to send us to Ohio for the new rims

 

If you have the 8 lug axles then all should be good once repaired & the others are checked for play.

 

Good Luck!

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TPMS never sounded because there was no pressure loss. I would have thought that there would have been a loss of signal alarm when I got 1/2 mile away. Now we wait.

 

Brad

 

I have a TST system. I drive away from my trailer every day and never get an alarm from signal loss, don't think you're supposed to. The alarm should sound upon rapid loss of pressure, heat rise above a preset point, gradual loss of pressure below a preset point, pressure above a preset point, or low battery.

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COPY CAT!!!!

 

First you copy by blowing up your idler on the fan belt 2 weeks ago, I did mine during the ECR. Now the trailer wheel, I did the same thing last summer. Why you trying to be like me???

 

Seriously, glad you are both ok. Also think about replacing the tire left behind. I had to do about 25 miles on mine and I did not exceed 20mph trying to keep the heat down in/on the tire. Still in the end wound up being too much weight for the single tire and it started showing signs of coming apart. Luckily I saw it before it actually did come apart.

 

Hope you are back on the road quickly.

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I have a TST system. I drive away from my trailer every day and never get an alarm from signal loss, don't think you're supposed to. The alarm should sound upon rapid loss of pressure, heat rise above a preset point, gradual loss of pressure below a preset point, pressure above a preset point, or low battery.

I have a Pressure Pro and it beeps constantly on a signal loss. Takes it a few to cycle and notice but it will let you know.

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The adjuster was just here and took videos of the BOO BOOs. I told camping world to order the parts and not wait for the final approval from the insurance company. I figured we need the parts no matter who pays for them. I found the invoice for the wheels and tires so they know exactly what to order and where.

Rickw Please let us know what you are going to break next so we can get it repaired before we are on the road. Fortunately it is on the light side of the trailer and I can only hope it is not damaged. What will be will be. Did you have 17.5" tires?

Charlie the bearing are Never lubes. The entire axle assembly will have to be replaced so I imagine it will come complete with all the parts. The spindle was damaged along with the missing bearings, rotor, broken hub etc. I also told them to order 2 more new bearing packs so everything gets replaced.

SCclockdoc we have 8 lug wheels.

 

We learned when we started full timing that the first thing to pack is your sense of humor. We need it this week. But all is well and now we wait.

 

Brad

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Jack that sounds like a VERY bad day.

 

MrSeas the spindle nut is the only thing that DID NOT come of the axle. The bearing came apart and everything went right off the end of the axle (after it beat the living #$%&^% out of everything else on the way off). They say I need an entire new axle assembly because the splindle is damaged. Plus everything that was on the end of the axle except some brake brackets are gone. The wheel is ruined and the tire scuffed up pretty good. Never did find the rotor but it was probably ruined anyway.

Sure glad I got the rear brakes on the HDT done in Hutch last year because that was all the brakes I had left.

 

Brad

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Hmmm.... wonder what a Moryde IS replacement difference would be? One half of the removal is done.

X 2, with the front of the truck feeling like it is falling off when I hit a pothole or bridges access, at least the trailer isn't taking a pounding as well.

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Rickw Please let us know what you are going to break next so we can get it repaired before we are on the road. Fortunately it is on the light side of the trailer and I can only hope it is not damaged. What will be will be. Did you have 17.5" tires?

 

Brad

Hopefully you are still copying, so far no problems this trip for us (except the weather). I still have 16" but I am running "G" rating tires.

 

As for future repairs/failures, I think it is time for you to lead. It would be nice to fix prior to being on the road ....

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