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Old 12-10-2010, 02:15 PM   #11
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The Prime Time is the first trailer I've had with grease fittings. How do I tell if it's full?
it will come back out of the bearings next to the Zerk.
seems like the manufacture recomends tearing them down and hand repacking them (i believe monthly...i know it is more often than every six mos). i know...who does that? makes u wonder why the Zerk.
if the seals are bad, it will go into ur brake area. add slowly.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:09 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info, I haven't even pulled the center caps off and looked at them yet.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:59 PM   #13
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i hate to say it, but i didn't pump grease or go into mine until this year (8 yrs). whoever had the job of packing mine did their job. reading some of the other comments, it doesn't always happen. by the way, change break to brake in my last post....
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I moved my post here and made it a "sticky":

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ures-9666.html
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:28 PM   #15
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Issue now at Forest River

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Thanks for the information, we take the emails seriously. This was not an item we were checking here regularly at our plant. There are a lot of components installed on the units and we too expect them to be correct and in working order. A lot of our vendors will come in and do periodic inspections on their products and we expect them to keep us informed. We are passing this information on to our vendor and we have started inspecting them.

The axles manufacture is AL-KO Kober and there is no recall on them.

Again thanks for the information.

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Old 12-21-2010, 05:40 PM   #16
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Their response follows:

Thanks for the information, we take the emails seriously. This was not an item we were checking here regularly at our plant. There are a lot of components installed on the units and we too expect them to be correct and in working order. A lot of our vendors will come in and do periodic inspections on their products and we expect them to keep us informed. We are passing this information on to our vendor and we have started inspecting them.

The axles manufacture is AL-KO Kober and there is no recall on them.

Again thanks for the information.

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Thanks for passing this issue on, Lou. It is apparent that FR needs the consumers input. We tend to be quick to blame FR when something goes wrong, but they are counting on their vendors to do a quality job also. Learned something today.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:53 AM   #17
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it will come back out of the bearings next to the Zerk.
seems like the manufacture recomends tearing them down and hand repacking them (i believe monthly...i know it is more often than every six mos). i know...who does that? makes u wonder why the Zerk.
if the seals are bad, it will go into ur brake area. add slowly.
One of the best ways I found to not blow the seals out is to raise the wheel off of the ground and spin it while you are pumping the grease. Helps if the DW doesn't mind giving you a hand. Just make sure she doesn't touch anything GREASY!!
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:49 AM   #18
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One of the best ways I found to not blow the seals out is to raise the wheel off of the ground and spin it while you are pumping the grease.
That is the way I do mine.

And don't use anything but a hand operated grease gun.
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Spin and only hand pump is mandated.



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Old 12-22-2010, 11:04 AM   #20
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i went back and reread akko's recommendations, they recommend inspecting seals and bearings every 12 mos or 12000 miles which ever comes first. they also say lifting wheel unescessary.
the way the system is made, u shouldn't be able to blow the seal unless the seal is bad. now the real world...i will rotate the wheels while pumping..can't harm anything.
alko owners manual.pdf

with that said, go slowly and rotate the wheel. better safe. if it leaks, just read the manual to it.
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