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Old 10-17-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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Go figure, the last trip of the season, 3 1/2hrs away from home and doesn't the left rear wheel bearing seize up. Burnt up everything: tire, melted the centre cap of the rim, melted the dust cap to the spindle. Now i'm waiting to hear if they are going to replace the rest of them b/c our trailer was delivered to us less then 6 months ago from the factory. Plus i'm fighting with crossroads to deliver it back to me. I shouldn't have to drive 3 1/2hrs each way to pick up a brand new trailer less then 6 months old for a problem that should not have happened.



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Old 10-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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Wow, thats not good. Do you suppose there was not enough grease in the hub? I guess they will inspect the others for you. Maybe your dealer will step in and deliver it for you. With the new 12 point promise, I would hope they look after you. keep us informed.
On the bright side, it didnt happen at the beginning of the season.
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Go figure, the last trip of the season, 3 1/2hrs away from home and doesn't the left rear wheel bearing seize up. Burnt up everything: tire, melted the centre cap of the rim, melted the dust cap to the spindle. Now i'm waiting to hear if they are going to replace the rest of them b/c our trailer was delivered to us less then 6 months ago from the factory. Plus i'm fighting with crossroads to deliver it back to me. I shouldn't have to drive 3 1/2hrs each way to pick up a brand new trailer less then 6 months old for a problem that should not have happened.



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Doesn't sound "crazy" to me, but with the way CR is doing things these days .......
Had pretty much the same prob, but caught mine before real damage was done, only had the rig for about six months too! CR helped out with the fix, new bearing and paid for re-packing all, potential fordisaster fer sure.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:25 PM   #4
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Chris I am sorry to hear of your problems. It seems daily the cheapening of Crossroads becomes apparent by the increasing number of quality issues and dealers lack of concern for owners on the forum and those are the ones we hear about. I guess the new "PROMISE" has not kicked in yet.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:13 AM   #5
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Hey 'thefabbros'..where did you get yours? I have a funny feeling mine never had the wheels off at the dealers before delivery ( there were no greasy fingerprints on tires or rims).Mine has about 7 hrs drive time from the dealer and on 1 trip. So far seems ok . i took the wheels off and had them balanced and turned the hubs and they seemed fine ...not to tight or too loose..will squirt some more grease in the spring anyways.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:50 PM   #6
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The problem I found on my axles is the only grease port is in the inside of the spindle. Behind the inside bearing. Unless you fill the hub with grease the outside bearing doesn't get lubed. Then you have a a hub full of grease that warms up and goes out the back seal and on to the brakes. Most boat trailors where this is common practice have a triple lip seal. If we truly want to solve this problem we need to spend the money and adapt the system use on semis of a hub that holds oil and has a site guage so you see that it has adaquate lub.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:21 AM   #7
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If you really want to solve this problem hand pack your bearings as soon as you get your camper home from the dealer. Lippert takes the bearings out of the box and I believe they are pregreased a little. As far as the grease fitting on the end of the axel they should take that off. I feel sorry for people who buy new and think things are all right. You do need a new axel and new bearings and the other bearings checked and greased.
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Ijust read your last post again. Slowly this time. They do make a wet kit for axles but in my opinion I would rather have grease.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:04 AM   #9
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I agree with cwit on both of his posts. The wet kit is fine on a semi, but I wouldn't want it on my RV.
Those things get to where they can start slinging oil around as they age.


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Old 11-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #10
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Thanks for everyone's input. We bought it at a place called Layzee Acres in orillia ontario. They were great to deal with when we bought it and crossroads kind of came through. They paid 1/2 of my gas bill to go back and pick it up. was not to happy, but it's better then nothing. The place that fixed it also got the Ok from crossroads to repack the other 3 bearings, so i'm happy about that.
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I had also bought mine thru Layzee Acres , great in the buy process , but am still wondering if they actually pulled the brake drums off and manually greased the bearings like the salesman said they always do?for piece of mind , I guess i will have to do it myself as I am 5 hrs away from them . I have no CR dealer near me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:46 PM   #12
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harley, there is a dealer in St. Thomas about 1.5hr away from you. it's a town south of london. I needed to get some warranty work done and they were really good to deal with.
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