During our bearing inspection, we took the time to take a good look at our brake shoes and 12 volt solenoid coils. Here is the way it looked with the hub removed.
A check of the brake drum showed the wear to be consistent with our towed miles. I was a bit worried about excessive brake shoe wear and heat damage to the brake drums because we had the brakes hotter than I like for them to get, while coming off of La Manga Pass in Colorado. La Manga Pass is a three thousand feet drop in five miles.
Cleaning and repacking the bearings was the next thing on our list.
After cleaning the spindle, I flushed the ez lube zerk and grease channel with fresh grease before reassembling the repacked bearings.