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The type of keepers on my axles don't always allow me to lock the nut exactly where I want it and I had to lock one nut a little tighter than the others. Sure as heck, that one was 118 and the other three were 114, when I checked them. My back likes the IR gun, I don't need to bend over as far! BTW, I didn't buy an IR gun til long after I retired from 45 years of hvacr work... There were too many places that the IR was impractical and strapped on TCs worked way better, plus I didn't trust the IR guns. Craig

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I, too, use an IR gun and TST. I look for inconsistency in temperatures. Even when one side is warmer from sun or load, those two tires/wheels should be close, or they will need closer monitoring/inspection.

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UUUUUUH, back to the OP.

I would suspect brake adjustment issues.

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Edd505 wrote:

Commercial drivers at thought to hold you hand at the hub and if you can touch them your good to go. Those guys drive 10-12 thousand miles a MONTH so if it's OK for them why all the heat guns stuff? Most RVs are weekenders and a couple weeks vacation way less than a week on a commercial truck.


I set up a system for a local DOT that "looked" at the temperature of truck wheel hubs as they went through the weigh station. Any guess on how many had no heat on them at all? Probably not much of an issue on an RV, but many truckers have failed trailer brakes where one hub or two have no heat on them at all. Looking for heat is a good way to find overheated but also failed and no heat.

By the way, the truck drivers were very happy to get pulled over for failing trailer brakes. They didn't want to go down the road with brake issues. Often they don't own the trailer. The reason the DOT started the program was because lots of truck drivers rely on their trailer brakes to slow them down, taking stress off the truck brakes.

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On another forum a man said not to let them use the IR thermometers on your forehead when entering a business as they are removing your memory . His wife sent him to the store for bread and eggs , he came out with ice cream and a snickers .

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On another forum a man said not to let them use the IR thermometers on your forehead when entering a business as they are removing your memory . His wife sent him to the store for bread and eggs , he came out with ice cream and a snickers .


He did ok in my book!


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Thermoguy wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

Commercial drivers at thought to hold you hand at the hub and if you can touch them your good to go. Those guys drive 10-12 thousand miles a MONTH so if it's OK for them why all the heat guns stuff? Most RVs are weekenders and a couple weeks vacation way less than a week on a commercial truck.


I set up a system for a local DOT that "looked" at the temperature of truck wheel hubs as they went through the weigh station. Any guess on how many had no heat on them at all? Probably not much of an issue on an RV, but many truckers have failed trailer brakes where one hub or two have no heat on them at all. Looking for heat is a good way to find overheated but also failed and no heat.

By the way, the truck drivers were very happy to get pulled over for failing trailer brakes. They didn't want to go down the road with brake issues. Often they don't own the trailer. The reason the DOT started the program was because lots of truck drivers rely on their trailer brakes to slow them down, taking stress off the truck brakes.

Technology has really advanced, was that the Fife scale? I was O/O leased to a large company so watched equipment closely as time is money. Company drivers, well that's another story. But we digress PM on this, been off the road a few years.


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Edd505 wrote:

Thermoguy wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

Commercial drivers at thought to hold you hand at the hub and if you can touch them your good to go. Those guys drive 10-12 thousand miles a MONTH so if it's OK for them why all the heat guns stuff? Most RVs are weekenders and a couple weeks vacation way less than a week on a commercial truck.


I set up a system for a local DOT that "looked" at the temperature of truck wheel hubs as they went through the weigh station. Any guess on how many had no heat on them at all? Probably not much of an issue on an RV, but many truckers have failed trailer brakes where one hub or two have no heat on them at all. Looking for heat is a good way to find overheated but also failed and no heat.

By the way, the truck drivers were very happy to get pulled over for failing trailer brakes. They didn't want to go down the road with brake issues. Often they don't own the trailer. The reason the DOT started the program was because lots of truck drivers rely on their trailer brakes to slow them down, taking stress off the truck brakes.

Technology has really advanced, was that the Fife scale? I was O/O leased to a large company so watched equipment closely as time is money. Company drivers, well that's another story. But we digress PM on this, been off the road a few years.


We did some work at the Fife scale, but they actually did the final install at the Dupont scale.

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I check the hub and tire temp when ever I pull over during a trip. I dont use my heat gun, just my hand.

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StirCrazy wrote:

I check the hub and tire temp when ever I pull over during a trip. I dont use my heat gun, just my hand.

Steve


Im woth you , i feel the hubs and tires. Heat guns aee good but they aren't perfect eaither. Plus i dont need batteries.


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