Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-09-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
Seasonal Camper
 
ZT211RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 255
Question about rubber cap

What causes the rubber cap on the hub to expand like its pushing out?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20140809_140340.jpg (119.2 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg 20140809_140335.jpg (121.4 KB, 9 views)
__________________
Gary & Angela - Kilo & Sierra (K9s) Southwest Ohio
2000 GMC Sierra - 2014 Z1 ZT211RD
2015 - 28 Nights - 2248.4 miles.

2014 - 47 Nights - 1445.8 miles.
2013 - 44 Nights -
2154.8 miles.

ZT211RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 07:15 PM   #2
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,603
Is it that way all the time, or just after a trip?
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
Seasonal Camper
 
ZT211RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 255
Only ofter approx hour. Once we get to destination for awhile is returns to normal.

Same wheel for the last 3 trips.
__________________
Gary & Angela - Kilo & Sierra (K9s) Southwest Ohio
2000 GMC Sierra - 2014 Z1 ZT211RD
2015 - 28 Nights - 2248.4 miles.

2014 - 47 Nights - 1445.8 miles.
2013 - 44 Nights -
2154.8 miles.

ZT211RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 08:22 PM   #4
Site Team
 
mark5w's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 4,715
Looks like the heat of the hub and axle heats up, expands and pushes out the rubber cup. After it cools the pressure returns to normal.
I'd make sure the wheel bearings are packed properly and are not overheating.
__________________
Mark & Susan
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

'13 Cruiser Patriot 335SS - '13 Ford F150 SCREW - PullRite Superslide - Roadmaster Active Suspension
Member - "Northeast Adventures RV Rally Group" & "Mason-Dixon Bunch"
mark5w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 08:30 PM   #5
Seasonal Camper
 
ZT211RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 255
Its one of the wheel on the new axle that Lippert installed at this years factory rally. So I guess anything possible.

I was just wanting to ensure I was not going to be told it was "functioning as designed"
__________________
Gary & Angela - Kilo & Sierra (K9s) Southwest Ohio
2000 GMC Sierra - 2014 Z1 ZT211RD
2015 - 28 Nights - 2248.4 miles.

2014 - 47 Nights - 1445.8 miles.
2013 - 44 Nights -
2154.8 miles.

ZT211RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 06:39 AM   #6
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,603
I agree that there is probably pressure building up from heat causing it to expand. If it was me, I would pull that brake drum and inspect their grease job. Just for my own peace of mind.
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 06:39 PM   #7
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,390
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZT211RD View Post
Its one of the wheel on the new axle that Lippert installed at this years factory rally. So I guess anything possible.

I was just wanting to ensure I was not going to be told it was "functioning as designed"
Gary
I would call Lippert directly and ask them. I am sure they probably have a record of the work they did on your camper. Yours was the only one that had a axle change out at the rally.
__________________
Rosie & Tommy
Coatesville Pa.
2017 Ford F350 Lariat Power Stoke DW
2013 Cruiser Patriot 305 SKP

In God We Trust
A proud member of the one percent...Semper Fi
sleepyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 07:03 PM   #8
Seasonal Camper
 
ZT211RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 255
Ok I sent the pictures to Crossroads and Lippert.
Told them SleepyT sent me.
__________________
Gary & Angela - Kilo & Sierra (K9s) Southwest Ohio
2000 GMC Sierra - 2014 Z1 ZT211RD
2015 - 28 Nights - 2248.4 miles.

2014 - 47 Nights - 1445.8 miles.
2013 - 44 Nights -
2154.8 miles.

ZT211RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2014, 07:49 AM   #9
Full Time Camper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,390
Gary
Curious as to what Lippert had to say.. Did you hear anything from them yet??
__________________
Rosie & Tommy
Coatesville Pa.
2017 Ford F350 Lariat Power Stoke DW
2013 Cruiser Patriot 305 SKP

In God We Trust
A proud member of the one percent...Semper Fi
sleepyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2014, 08:47 AM   #10
Seasonal Camper
 
ZT211RD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 255
Crossroads responded right away - called me and they are going to let me know how they want to handle it.

Response from Lippert.
Description:
Entered on 08/11/2014 at 13:00:38 EDT (GMT-0400) by Gary Stillwell:
this is normal Gary. the nipple is to allow expansion of the warm grease and room for the grease zerk under it.
__________________
Gary & Angela - Kilo & Sierra (K9s) Southwest Ohio
2000 GMC Sierra - 2014 Z1 ZT211RD
2015 - 28 Nights - 2248.4 miles.

2014 - 47 Nights - 1445.8 miles.
2013 - 44 Nights -
2154.8 miles.

ZT211RD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.