So, last time I pulled the camper, I noticed it was squeaking when we got home. So, today, I tore into the suspension. Pulled the wheel off, then removed the drum & wheel bearings. Cleaned & repacked with fresh syn grease. Jacked it up 1 side at a time, used my tall 12 ton jack stands with a 12" piece of 4x4 on the top & set the frame down on them. I was concerned because the pass side was reading 137*F & the d-side was reading 111*F on our last trip. I figured out why there was a difference. p-side castle nut did not line right up with the cotter pin hole, like it did on the d-side, so they tightened up to the next hole, which was a little too tight. So after I put the cotter pin in & bent it up, I loosened the castle nut a little bit. That seemed to do the trick. No slop, no play but not as tight as before.
Less than 2000 miles on the camper & the spring bolts & hanger/shackle bolts were all dry. No lube. Just rust & metal on metal shiny spots on the bolts. Took all 3 out, 1 at a time & greased them up & reinstalled. I had to use a 1/2" 24" breaker bar & another pipe on the breaker bar to get them off. My Ridgid 18v impact wouldn't even budge them. I thought there was a LOT of debris inside the drum & on the hub for as little as we have pulled it. Anyways, everything is clean & greased. Repacked the wheel bearings. Bearing Buddy's were doing their job. Everything is back together & good for another year or so. Definitely gonna upgrade my suspension components at some point.
Been looking at this stuff.
---these should last us the life of the camper.
---extra spare, for 2 total.
---an extra pair of leaf springs. with 500lbs more rating than stock leafs.
I will prob install all that stuff at once, when I get it. Maybe next fall ?