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Old 10-14-2015, 10:15 AM   #15
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I suggested the bearings because I had it happen and so did another member of the site. Of course most of the suggestions are something to consider. The bearing issue is easy to test in your driveway and relatively easy to fix.

In my case I did not replace the bearings with no ill after effects. I do carry a backup set of bearings with me when I travel.
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:35 AM   #16
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This was my tire.

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Old 10-14-2015, 01:17 PM   #17
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Thanks everybody. A lot of information there. I did check one side for loose berrings but already had the other side mounted. I discovered that I had two fresh water tanks on my last trip. When I left South Carolina go to West Virginia I only has water in one tank. Maybe that caused the lopsidedness. Coming back the fresh water black tanks were full. Next trip I'm going to run with empty tanks. Parkliner don't have great tanks correct?
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:01 PM   #18
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Another thought.... What was the rating for the tires you were using (ST?), what was the max PSI listed on the side wall, and what PSI did you have them set at. Some of these can lead to overheating and some of the issues you encountered.


BTW: IF your bearings are loose, and have been that way since new, it's time to replace them, not just adjust them. The races may be worn unevenly and the bearings may not seat correctly. Evan a few .001" of uneven wear will mess them up and new bearings are fairly inexpensive.
Good info from Bob as well, I would add that if there is bearing damage or deformation make sure you check that the spindle is not damaged as well. I remember my Dad showing me a damaged spindle from worn bearings when he had is auto repair shop. It had dug out a deep groove on the spindle weakening it significantly to the point it had to be replaced.
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:03 PM   #19
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Thanks everybody. A lot of information there. I did check one side for loose berrings but already had the other side mounted. I discovered that I had two fresh water tanks on my last trip. When I left South Carolina go to West Virginia I only has water in one tank. Maybe that caused the lopsidedness. Coming back the fresh water black tanks were full. Next trip I'm going to run with empty tanks. Parkliner don't have great tanks correct?
It's easier to check bearings with the wheel mounted. Just jack the wheel off the ground and see if the is any play by grabbing the front and back or top and bottom edges of the tire and pull in and out, if it moves, it's loose. If it is loose I'd have the hub pulled and the bearings inspected for damage.
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Old 10-15-2015, 12:35 PM   #20
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Looks over loaded
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:58 AM   #21
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I agree looks overloaded , or was overloaded in the past and bent the axle.
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:13 AM   #22
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Lots of possibilities as to cause.

I would add looking at the wheel well for black streaks, signs of tire rubbing. Some of the Parkliners had tire rubbing issues due to lack of clearance in the wheel well.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:39 PM   #23
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You might already have all the opinions you want but I will share anyway. If the axle / spindles is bent (from going too rough over a pot hole, etc.?) you will experience inside wear. Bottom line - seek professional advice.
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:26 AM   #24
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The new radials are running even so far.
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