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Old 03-07-2016, 07:48 AM   #1
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Wheel Bearing question

Any advice on greasing the wheel bearings would be appreciated. I have a 2016 29HFS i purchased back in october. I remember reading something about it northstar posted but cant find it. Something about spinning the wheels as you add the grease slowly. Thanks
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:55 AM   #2
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Do you have buddy bearings or does yours feed grease from the rear? But yes either way; I always spin the wheel slowly as you grease. Also quick note: have you checked your lugs on the wheels lately? Always remember:
Check lug nut torque before every trip.
this maintenance procedure to ensure proper torque has been applied to lug nuts before heading out on the road.
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I haven't checked the torques but will do that today. I'm going to get it and bring to the house today and will figure out what I have. Honestly I haven't looked yet. Any recommendations on the type of grease. Was gonna stop by advanced auto and see what they have.
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Lots of reading on it......

https://www.google.ca/search?q=wheel...LQB8vTeoG-mNgE
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:24 AM   #6
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U should be carefull when greasing bearing.. to much grease and u get it on the brakes.. u should check grease seals. depending travel, I pull mine yearly for brake pad check and grease seals. I have bearing buddy but I like to hand pack mine.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:42 AM   #7
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Bearings require grease but, not very much. I've always given them 1-2 pumps / year through the bearing buddies. Comments on too much getting past seals and into brake linings are valid. Unless you have been pulling through flooded areas, the repack shouldn't be needed nowhere near as often as the dealer would suggest. If you do repack, pull the wheels and clean and hand repack as others have stated and check your brakes. Also depends on how many miles you put on in a season
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:27 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info. Where is the best place to jack it up? Looked through the thin owners manual and found torques but nothing about jacking.
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What I am about to say has been cussed and discussed at length on many RV forums. The EZ Lube option (grease zerk in middle of axle) on many newer trailer axles causes more trouble than it's intended advantage. DO NOT use a pneumatic grease gun! Pull your wheels every couple of years, clean bearings, repack bearings, install new wheel seals, and look over your brakes while you're in there then enjoy RVing. The EZ Lube depends on 2 major circumstances to work. (1) The wheel off the ground being slowly rotated while you pump grease and (2) the entire cavity between the bearings being full of grease from the factory or dealership. The first circumstance is easy to make happen, the second isn't without possibly blowing grease past the rear wheel seal. I've had to SLOWLY pump nearly 2/3 a tube of grease into each wheel hub just to get enough grease in them to make grease start to push past the outer bearing on countless brake hub assemblies. This is simply because the factory nor the dealerships take the time to fill the cavity. Then you never really know if you blew some grease out past the rear seal and onto the brake shoes no matter how slowly you pump. 2-3 pumps twice a season does nothing except create a placebo of accomlishment in ones mind. Hand pack your bearings every couple of years ... sooner if you live on the road.
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