Originally Posted by travelingjw
I've seen people refer to taking the temperature of the wheel hub while traveling. A few questions.
1. I would think that you need to measure at the metal cap, not the plastic decoration cap on the hub.
2. What is an acceptable temperature of the hub.
3. Does it make any difference if you have two wheels on each side (I have four wheels on my Whitehawk 23MRB.
1. Best you can around the outer axle end/hub (where the outer bearings are). Same for backside (inner bearings). Its not that technical, if its hot- its hot and you will know it.
2. Hot to touch by hand. Do it a few times on a good set of bearings, you will get to know an OK warm feeling.
3. No difference on number of axles, A hot bearing is a hot bearing needing attention.
I have made it a habit to periodically at stops to wrap both hands around the outer axle end at/near the cap. Then reach around back inside and feel with 1 hand the axle about/around where the axle meets the brake plate.