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Old 12-04-2018, 03:33 PM
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Bearing/Axle Meters?

Not sure what you call these. I see them on some of the tractor trailers axles for service time monitoring. What a smart idea! Do you think we could have them on our rv's to monitor how far we've traveled? Sure would solve a lot of guesswork on bearing maintenance in my opinion! What do you all think?
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:03 PM
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I'd say for a lot of casual trailer owners, they know pretty close how far they went each trip and season, and the old "once-a-year" repack is probably just fine. If you travel further, or lend your trailer out, or use it for business, I could see the use the axle meters.
 
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:13 AM
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I keep track of trailer mileage using the truck's trailer selection. So far, I'm tracking three different trailers.
 
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Old 12-09-2018, 12:32 PM
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Trailers don't have odometers. This could be beneficial for resale? Just sayin....
 
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I keep track of trailer mileage using the truck's trailer selection. So far, I'm tracking three different trailers.
You're a better man than I, Gunga Din! I tried tracking my three personal campers but messed it all up. I obviously don't intend to track the campers I deliver, so never select a trailer when I hook up to one of those. Apparently my truck would select a camper at random and add miles to a camper actually sitting at home.
Anyway, I gave up on tracking any trailers, and simply deleted them all.
 
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You're a better man than I, Gunga Din! I tried tracking my three personal campers but messed it all up. I obviously don't intend to track the campers I deliver, so never select a trailer when I hook up to one of those. Apparently my truck would select a camper at random and add miles to a camper actually sitting at home.
Anyway, I gave up on tracking any trailers, and simply deleted them all.
It's pretty easy to forget to pick the right trailer. I've only done it two or three or four times. I believe you can reset - or set - the mileage for a specific trailer. I haven't cared enough to do that.
 


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