What do you actually check on a pre-trip inspection?

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  1. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Need to check inside the axle.

    That means sticking your head down in there. Or looking from the other side.
     
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  3. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

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    you should be able to look at that cap and see oil inside the hub, that's how you check the level.
     
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  4. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    That particular hub looks grease packed. I don't see the oil level if it has oil in it? I had those exact same hubs on a trailer but they were factory grease packed.
     
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  5. expedite_it

    expedite_it Road Train Member

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    Do you notice that your post contradicts Crude Trucking's answer to my question? What do you have to say about that?
     
  6. expedite_it

    expedite_it Road Train Member

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    Yesterday Crude Trucking told me that he can tell from the photograph of the outside of my trailer axle that my hub is oil packed. So why would I need to check inside the axle? Please advise.
     
  7. expedite_it

    expedite_it Road Train Member

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    There is no sight glass on it.
     
  8. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

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    Screenshot_20231005_061605_Chrome.jpg That clear ish plastic in the middle is or would be your sight glass. I'm also now thinking those are grease packed hubs. if they were oil you should be able to see the oil and I think it would have a oil level indicator on it
     
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    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Yeah I saw that. I saw the same thing lester did. There's no visible oil level and those opaque sight windows don't have the "low", "full" marks that are normally on the clear (not opaque like yours in the pic) sight glasses of typical oil bath hub caps. You can have either oil bath or grease packed behind those type hubcaps but that one just appears to be grease packed imo.
     
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  10. Last Call

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    It's grease filled .. why do you have to make a huge production over the simplest things ..For somebody thats been in a truck as long as you say you have .. you would think that would be pretty easy to figure out .. but being the drama queen you are you have to drag it out for 20 pages
     
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  11. expedite_it

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    What the heck is the "clearish plastic in the middle"? I don't see anything even remotely clearish on the wheel hub in the photograph. All I see is a red thing in the middle and other parts of the hub that are gray/silver colored. I don't know what you are writing about.
     
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