Originally Posted by travelin texans
IWow! Did you hit something or did some gorilla tighten that u-bolt? That definitely had to be replaced.
Bigpoppa, If yours looks like that, REPLACE it.
I might add while you have apart anyway, check all the spring & equalizer bushings.
You didn't state what year model of your rv, but if it's several years old you can order the axle with the entire brake/hub assembly already mounted, will save some work & get new brakes in the process.
It happened on I 40 near Kingman Arizona. I was on my way to Metor crater.
When at the campground setting up I noticed the rear tire on right side had worn a lot. See my picture to see what I found.
There were chuck holes in the freeway that was a large as a VW bug and about 4 inches deep with sharp edges. It appeared the last layer of asphalt was breaking loose.
Truck traffic was heavy so I was not able to miss the large chuck holes.
Trailer was still in warranty and Lippert replaced my axle at the campground.
Event happened on Good Friday and I was back on the road the following Tuesday. Great Service from Lippert.