Wheel bearing help please
General question on wheel bearings. I have a 2017 whitehawk 28dsbh, purchased new in 2017. I have 7000kms in it.
On my last trip I noticed irregular tire wear on driver side rear axle, inside of the tire worn badly, no tread left.
I lifted it and realized I had some play in the wheel (if I grabbed the tire, I can feel play when I push/pull), leading me to wheel bearing issues.
I took the wheel and hub off. When I removed the cotter pin on the crown nut (Lippert 3500lb axle), the nut was finger right.
Inspecting the bearings - they look new , no scoring, discolouring or any sign of damage. Same with the bearing races.
Could this simply be poor assembly? Iím sure I could have indexed the crown nut one more notch tighter and likely remove the play. Is this ever something we need to do as routine maintenance?
Or should I just replace the bearing anyway?
Thanks folks, this is a first for me.