RV Wheel Bearings
RV Wheel Bearings Maintenance
RV wheel bearings are an extremely critical component to your RV’s performance on the road. And while it may not be the cleanest of jobs to perform, RV wheel bearing maintenance is a fairly quick and easy preventative job that can ultimately save you hundreds on costly repairs later on down the road.
As the miles start to add up, the grease in your RV’s wheel bearings begins to break down. Heat produced by braking and extended driving help to expedite the process. Because the weight of the RV all rests on your wheel bearings, having them be properly lubricated and in tip top shape is of the utmost importance to the safety of your passengers and longevity of your RV.
Typically, you will have fair warning before any malfunctions of your RV wheel bearings. They will whine, grind and make unnatural sounds which will alert you to their declining performance.
If you are up for the task, RV wheel bearing maintenance is something almost anyone can do as it is not necessarily difficult nor does it require any special out of the ordinary tools. What thing that is for certain however, is that this maintenance job is messy!
Required Tools For RV Wheel Bearing Maintenance
- Trailer Jack
- Torque Wrench
- Wheel Bearing Grease
- New Grease Seals
- New Cotter Pins (Never Reuse)
- Paper Towels
- Hammer & Chisel
- Grease Gun
We highly recommend that you service your wheel bearings annually or every 10,000 miles to prevent any issues that can arise from faulty wheel bearings.
Give Benchmark RV a call today to setup an wheel bearing maintenance appointment!