RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-01-2020, 03:53 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Valley Forge, PA
Posts: 137
Hub temps are all close to each other...except after braking?

Hi all,

Just going down the road, all 4 hubs are withing 5 degrees of each other. But after braking, the two on the left are quite a bit hotter than the two on the right.

The two left hubs are around the same temp to each other, but 20-25 degrees hotter than the two on the right (which are also within a few degrees of each other). Nothing over 140 degrees. This is all from braking from around 25-45mph.

I went in and and checked the brakes, bearings, etc. everything seems to be fine. They are Dexter Never-Adjust brakes, so I'm not doing any adjusting in there. Spindle nut not over-tight, no hanging or sticking brake shoes, hub drum spins pretty freely by hand.

Anybody have any ideas?


2014 Jayco Jayflight 264 BH
2009 Tundra 5.7 Crewmax w/ Tow Package
daveRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-01-2020, 04:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 279
Sounds like one side is getting power, while the other isn't, or poor ground.

hillbilly3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2020, 05:03 PM   #3
Senior Member
pointrow's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Cen Il.
Posts: 610
That could be caused by a lot of things. Could be loaded heavier on that side, breaks could be adjusted tighter.
If it isn’t pulling to one side during breaking I wouldn’t worry about it.
2014 Fleetwood Providence 42p
pointrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2020, 06:52 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 12,293
Although they are 'self adjusting' they do need to be properly set up/initially adjusted

Sounds like left side are tighter then right side brakes
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2020, 06:53 PM   #5
Senior Member
keymastr's Avatar
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,239
The side the sun is on always runs 20 degrees hotter on mine. I would not worry about such a small difference. Use the manual trailer break bar to apply some brakes while you drive for a half mile before stopping to check. That should tell you how even they are. Typically they should get hot enough that you would not be able to keep your hand on them. If one is cool enough to keep your hand on but the others are too hot for that then you have found a brake that is not working. First thing to check is the wire going to that wheel.

You can check basic operation by jacking each wheel and pulling the break-away pin to see if you can turn the wheel. Don't leave the pin out though as it will run your battery down rapidly.
2020 F28 RKS Titanium
2017 Creekside 23 RBS
2016 F250 Super Crew XLT
keymastr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2020, 04:43 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: NC
Posts: 160
To see if power is getting to the brakes hold a compass (no, not your phone) to the wheel and have someone apply the brakes. The needle will move when the magnet energizes. Nobody to help? Pull the emergency lanyard, just remember to put it back in and don't leave it out too long.
This doesn't mean the brake on that wheel is working, it just means that the magnet is getting power and should be applying the brake. Key word should.
17 year member on that other RV forum.
2005 Cummins 2500 2014 Blue Ridge 3025RL
Toby Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2020, 09:25 AM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Valley Forge, PA
Posts: 137
Thanks for the replies...I know its getting juice because I can hear when my daughter steps the break. Plus, a wrench stuck to the magnet while she was braking as well.

2014 Jayco Jayflight 264 BH
2009 Tundra 5.7 Crewmax w/ Tow Package
daveRG is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Storage Doors are too close to each other Tanuya Class A Motorhome Discussions 2 07-23-2016 06:17 AM
Lets help one another not attack each other. micki49 iRV2.com General Discussion 58 10-22-2013 07:10 PM
two slides-opposite each other? sCarycary Class A Motorhome Discussions 18 02-08-2012 11:40 AM
Generator & Engine don't like each other Ted III Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 43 08-03-2007 05:11 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.