Update on the bearings. I was able to get into the dealer within a week. The bearings were covered under the warranty. After their inspection I was assured nothing was wrong with the bearings. A week later was our trip. I bought a temp gun to monitor the temps of the hub. The highest temp recorded over the 1000 mile journey was 131.
Not sure if something was "fixed" while at the dealer, but the hub never got as hot to the touch as when I initially took it in. Overall good trip with no hiccups.