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Old 12-04-2018, 01:19 PM   #1
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Bearing/Axle Meters?

Not sure what you call these. I see them on some of the tractor trailers for service time monitoring. What a smart idea! Do you think we could have them on our rv's to monitor how far we've traveled? Sure would solve a lot of guesswork on bearing maintenance in my opinion! What do you all think?
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They are called hub odometer. All truck part stores will have them, but they are tire size specific so get the right one. If I remember they are around50-75 bucks. Stemco is one brand name but there are others. Check amazon.
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Not worth worrying about, in my opinion. Commercial trailers get run a lot of miles and need someway to keep track of maintenance intervals for axles & tires, but a private RV trailer rarely runs enough miles to do anything on that basis. Do your bearings re-packs and tire replacement on a calendar basis and you should be fine.
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Yep,
I'd have to agree with Gary on this. Your coach already measures EVERY MILE you travel so, in my opinion, why overthink this? If you do your maintenance per your miles traveled and, a given time frame, you're golden. Unless you just want a gadget to goof around with. I found one at a truck stop that apparently fell off of a rig. I think it still works.
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I'd have to agree with Gary on this. Your coach already measures EVERY MILE you travel so, in my opinion, why overthink this? If you do your maintenance per your miles traveled and, a given time frame, you're golden. Unless you just want a gadget to goof around with. I found one at a truck stop that apparently fell off of a rig. I think it still works.
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A spiral note book for a travel log and a pen is cheep enough.
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A spiral note book for a travel log and a pen is cheep enough.

Yep, but it's much harder to misplace a huba duba obtometer....
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Right now I have only four pull trailers. I agree once a year is typical but sometimes that sounds easier than it is. I haven't got the time to just hand calculate every trip, especially when I detach and run my truck separately after I reach my destination. It would drive you crazy to document all miles traveled or not. And, sometimes I lend my trailers out. Although I mentioned rv at the beginning of my post, I was thinking generally for all my trailers. Was just brainstorming for a helper system.
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Right now I have only four pull trailers. I agree once a year is typical but sometimes that sounds easier than it is. I haven't got the time to just hand calculate every trip, especially when I detach and run my truck separately after I reach my destination. It would drive you crazy to document all miles traveled or not. And, sometimes I lend my trailers out. Although I mentioned rv at the beginning of my post, I was thinking generally for all my trailers. Was just brainstorming for a helper system.
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