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Old 07-01-2014, 04:58 AM   #11
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Was a second year warranty from FR offered? Would this cover your problem?
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:55 AM   #12
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How do you know how much grease to add without pumping it into the brakes.

Just a couple of pumps?

Too much grease is not the problem; too much pressure is. ALWAYS use a hand grease gun (never air powered). If it is hard to pump; your Zerk fitting has failed and needs cleaning or replacement.

It should go in easy and excess spews out around the outer bearing.
Pump until the dirty grease becomes clean grease and you are done.

Every four or five trips you will get a much longer amount of dirty grease as the inner bearing's dirty grease meets the outer bearings dirty grease.

Normally, the 3 year repack occurs before this does, but if you camp a lot, you will notice it.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:04 AM   #13
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Was a second year warranty from FR offered? Would this cover your problem?
Bearing failures are nearly always caused by improper installation (should be covered by the shop who did it) or lack of maintenance (not covered at all).

Installing a bearing too loose can cause a bearing failure without accompanying bearing over temperature. (Happened to me because one failed about 500 miles after it was installed by the shop while on a trip. Caught it just as it failed and kept the wheel on) (Post Script - that is NOT me. That was the mechanic who installed my new break assemblies)

Installing too tight will cause one bearing to run much hotter than the others till failure.

Lack of lubrication (improper grease, hard caked OLD grease, or water intrusion) will also cause a bearing to run hot. Normally you will have 2 or 3 running hot. The hub should be cool to warm to the touch after several hours of high speed traveling. If it is too hot to touch you have a bearing problem.
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Herk, You've got to tell me how you add an image that is in motion? Wolf
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I I was informed this will not happen due to the 1 year warranty being up.

With that being said, what do I do?
Pay for your own repairs.

I had to replace all the seals, and tires and the pads, and the wiring. All I got is (it is over the 1 year so pack sand). even had the unit into the dealer 3 times for brake issues and every time all I got was (Nothing wrong) and the factory wanted nothing to do with it
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Herk, You've got to tell me how you add an image that is in motion? Wolf
I used an animated GIF file; not a JPG.
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What's the best wheel bearing grease to use?
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Back to your original post, I bought a 2013 Forest River Work and Play. It was 7 months old when I bought it. Forest River-Work and Play would not honor the 12 month warranty because I was not the original owner. Talk about not standing behind your product! I just signed up to vent a little when I saw your post.

I'd be curious too see if they do anything to help you out. Good luck!

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Wolfwhistle, I use a marine grade grease for the simple reason I already have some on hand for my boat trailer. While water submersion should not be an issue on an rv, you get a little extra protection that way too. Interested to hear if there is a better type though.
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