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Old 09-23-2022, 09:07 PM   #1
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Fluid on rear tires. Oh no!

1000 miles from home on Labor Day and I notice fluid on my rear tires. No way I was getting this fixed on a holiday. First I thought brake line, but fluid level was fine. Then I smelled it and definitely was diff fluid. Looked over and saw other wheel also had fluid on it. I thought it was strange to blow bearing/seal on BOTH wheels.

Looked for vent line on diff and the hose had a V style fitting on the end. I pulled it off and it sounded like an air compressor releasing pressure. Sure enough the V connector was completely plugged. I figure this happened on my last trip as I drove 4 days through rain. When I got back out west in the dry climate all that grime that was sucked in dried up and plugged fitting. 1000 miles home and no more leak 🥳

I recommend adding this as a check next time you service your RV. I can’t image what a shop would have charged me.
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Did you change out diff oil? I have seen this and spiders nests do this..
Good luck and keep us posted
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Did you change out diff oil?
Or at least check the diff fluid level.

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Old 09-24-2022, 09:45 PM   #4
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Yes.. I always check diff .. if I run through water.. you be surprised how many fail because of water in diff.. and re torque the axle bolts.. they can work loose.. but that is just me..
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Old 09-25-2022, 07:01 AM   #5
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Good catch! Maybe you can add some tubing and route it into a compartment for protection from insect plugs. Here in SC we have something that seals up keyholes with something similar to cosmoline.
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