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Old 06-29-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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How hot do your hubs get?

Curious, after coming off the highway today I felt my hubs and they were pretty hot. I could grip them but they were hot. My tandem trailer gvwr is 9950. Dry is 7750. Last weighed it was in the low 9xxx range. It was 87deg today. Just another data point, I know after checking the jetski hubs under similar circumstances they were just warm. Any experience or rule of thumb on this?
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:15 PM   #2
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Electric brakes on trailer??????....if yes, equals increased heat--actual temps, not sure but easily over a 100. Compare left to right with infra-red to see if different. Also need to ensure brakes are not dragging--ie, jack up wheel and ensure wheels turn freely.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:51 PM   #3
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If they are all the same temp, I wouldn't be too concerned since braking produces a lot of heat when you are stopping. Maybe find a deserted stretch of road to coast to a stop after driving a while and see how warm they are without much braking.
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Ahhh, forgot about the brakes adding heat. Yes, temps all the same. Netxt time out I will check w/pyrometer. Also noticed both wheels of rear axle had a slight amount if play. Coincidence?
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:49 PM   #5
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I carry an IR gun and shoot my tires every stop. Front brakes were at 315 degrees coming down Donner Pass on I80 in California this past week. I've seen them at 500 degrees once after a very long, steep downhill run in Idaho.

I suggest you get an IR gun..$35 to $60...and keep an eye out for things overheating.
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If you can grab them, and hold on to them, I doubt you have anything to worry about.
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Ahhh, forgot about the brakes adding heat. Yes, temps all the same. Netxt time out I will check w/pyrometer. Also noticed both wheels of rear axle had a slight amount if play. Coincidence?
I would for sure check the bearings for lube and proper adjustment... Personally I wouldn't want to feel any play in wheels... Monkey
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If you can touch them and leave your hand there you are good to go especially if they are all about the same temp. Hubs with problems will get so hot they will melt metal and you wouldn't be able to touch them for more than an instant without melting something. I had a brake dragging on my trip to Key West last Xmas. The wheel and hub got really hot compared to the others. I couldn't even touch them, but they were a long ways from failure. I backed the brake off a bit and was good to go. BTW, if it smoking don't touch it. :-)
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As I understand it and just for calibration if you can put a finger on it and let it stay there it is under around 120 deg F. Most people will find somewhere in the 120-125 range too hot to hold.
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Don't know about that. I sit in a 160 degree Finnish sauna for quite a while. :-)
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