better check the other 3Today, after a nights rest at an RV park, we hit the road. I always inspect the wheels, and while on short stops to feel for excess heat.
With a short drive this morning we stopped at a Walmart for supplies. And then got back on I-26 west.
As I was just pulling off the on ramp, a trucker (these guys know how to drive) tooted his horn, and pointed to my RV TT.
I look out my side mirror and see the smoke. Crap!
I immediately pulled off, and was lucky to have a grassy area to safely park out of the way.
I was lucky the wheel didn't fall off! Toasted crispy fried bearings.
But I am a mechanic, with tools, and spare parts. But the hub was so worn out no way to get a cap to stay on.
So we backed tracked, first NAPA, a dud. They pointed me to Hands on RV repair. But they didn't have what I needed, but pointed me to the right store, right off the shelf, they had the needed 10 inch hub with brake drum kit with greased bearings. Only $65 too.
So out in their parking lot, pulled the tire, slapped on the new hub, and after about 3 hours was fixed up and hit the road.
One of the things I miss is a compass in a truck. Drove all over with spotty cell connections and erroneous directions, finally got back on I-26, and found a site for the night. I think we drove a hundred miles to go 50 miles, sigh.
Hot, tired, man a cold beer never tasted so good.
We're going to spend a week in Independence, Missouri.
I'm going RV shopping!!!!!!!