"major brake" every 10k for discs...?
i don't think so.
the oem disc brake pads on my unit were replace at ~55,000 PLUS miles, just because....(plenty of pad left...)
see posts #58-65 here...
Originally Posted by nickmeloy
...Why isn't a daily check of the wheel bearing temperature, when using the unit, an adequate check, along with an annual inspection of the brake pad thickness?...
since the bearing pack is simply REPLACED for time/wear or issues,
on this newer/dexter running gear...
your focus really does become the braking system.
brake CONTROLLER, actuator, reservoir, hydraulic LINES, brake fluid, pad thinkness, rotor wear/deposits and so on...
essentially what's done on MOST automobiles or trucks with disc brakes.
then INCLUDE the brains and bits that are related to activating the disc system.
how often one inspects or checks depends on USAGE...
if parked and rusting, it would seem INSPECTION would be more frequent.
if in use, rolling and so on, wear is more the issue than rust.
or ANY change in normal performance noted while in use.
the trailer tires SHOULD be rotated periodically and that is a great time to INSPECT the brake bits.
and quickly check the hubs for issues.
i rotate the trailer tires every 10k which is about every 6-8 months.
and ALL the brake bits get checked at the same time.
daily "temp" checks reads like a good thing but how/when/where the temp is checked matters.
since adding a tpms that ALSO reports temps i've been satisfied that this MINUTE BY MINUTE data is more useful...
(( or falsely REassuring and deceiving))
than grabbing the infra thermo gun...