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Nev-R-Lube bearing failure

Posted 08-03-2021 at 01:10 PM by rbs

Originally Posted by rbs View Post
Had the right rear (curb side) bearing totally fail in route home from a trip. Obvious damage to the drum/hub, brake assembly destroyed and most likely the spindle. Our Airstream is a 2015, with 100,000 miles on it, has the bearings and brakes checked annually at Airstream, more on that later. My question, if the repair would involve replacing the axle, should I just go ahead and replace them both? I was hoping the axle's spindle survived, but attempted to slide a new bearing onto the spindle and there's obviously a high spot that will not allow it to slide entirely on. Second question would be the best and fasted source for new axle(s)? We had left Airstream 7-21-21 after having all the brakes replaced and the bearings checked for excessive run-out. 400 miles later we experienced this. We knew something was going on, the trailer had a slight sway, the temp/pressure on the offending tire/wheel was going up and a good samaritan signaled us we had a problem, luckily we were within sight of a rest area. Infra red gun immediately found the source. We need to get it fixed asap, so any and all help appreciated. By the way, I have been in contact with Airstream and they're going to get back with me. I will follow this up with more details and pictures, but getting back in service is the most pressing thing now
let me clarify the 400 miles later. Actually we left Airstream drove 60 miles, 2 days later drove 150 miles, then several days later started for home and made it 200 miles before tragedy struck.
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  1. Old Comment
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    Inland. I would replace both axles with ez lube ones
    They are cheaper to replace than to buy new hubs and bearings
    Posted 08-03-2021 at 06:30 PM by tjdonahoe tjdonahoe is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Had the same happen to us (right front) after having Jackson Center check them this past November. They told us axels and bearings were good to go. Having both axels replaced and 3" lift kit installed now, but having to wait 6-8 weeks for axels to be built. Not a happy camper.
    Posted 08-10-2021 at 09:11 AM by Mamallison Mamallison is offline
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    I ordered two (2) Dexter Torflex axles through Richfield Trailer Supply in Flint, Michigan (excellent service). Dexter quoted the regular 6-8 weeks, I expected 8-10, and they were received in 12.
    Posted 08-15-2021 at 10:23 PM by TR Anderson TR Anderson is offline

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