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    I'll toss another log on the Bearing fire as well as alignment. If you have a rubber spring axle. Check those when doing the bearings. Also, I would guess you are very close to max GVW.
    Oh yes and it could be the belts slipping in the tire (As above crap tire comment)
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    Maxxis M8008 10 ply 225/75R15 ordered.
    new drums with bearings ordered. (easier than dealing with races)

    Throw money at it and hope for the best.
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    Agreed. I've done races. It sucks.
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    Although your bearings might not be shot, might just need adjusting the slop in the nut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Although your bearings might not be shot, might just need adjusting the slop in the nut.
    I have yet to find a good quantifiable method for setting the axle nut which makes me think it's not that sensitive. No slop and somewhat free spinning and you're good to go.
    I'm open to suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b3d3g1 View Post
    I have yet to find a good quantifiable method for setting the axle nut which makes me think it's not that sensitive. No slop and somewhat free spinning and you're good to go.
    I'm open to suggestions.
    What I do is torque the wheel nut to 50 lbs to preload the bearing then back off a 1/4 turn. No second guessing on if all 4 are correct. After the first trip check again, you should be fine. Depending on the tire the "COLD" psi is where you want to set it to, always check before every trip, and like Emilio said, even 5 psi either way will make a difference. Always replace every 5 years even if the look ok, trailer tire will rot before they wear out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 48yota View Post
    What I do is torque the wheel nut to 50 lbs to preload the bearing then back off a 1/4 turn. No second guessing on if all 4 are correct. After the first trip check again, you should be fine.
    Torque While spinning the wheel too. That is very important!
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