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Old 04-20-2015, 06:43 AM   #11
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I have no option then to jack mine up. The center caps are not removable unless the wheel is removed. I just did mine last month. And it took 3 tubes of Grease to do all four wheels.

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Old 04-20-2015, 07:02 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by ColoradoRick View Post
When I took my wheel off the other day, I noticed a rubber thing over my axle...does that mean I have the EZ Lube on my Rocky?
Probably. Just remove one of the rubber caps and check to see if you
have either a grease zerk (little nipple thingie that a grease gun fits on) or
a threaded hole for a grease zerk. My last 2 trailers had the threaded hole
but no fitting. I had to supply my own. They were the tiny 1/16-27 threads.
I just took one fitting and moved it wheel to wheel as I turned and greased
Pump slowly- pump turn-pump turn. When you see any movement of grease
around the outside of the end you are looking at you are done.
IMO once hubs are filled you never need to add grease again at least until
you do a tear down and inspect/replace of bearings and seals.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:14 AM   #13
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can i grease bearings without lifting?

While it is most likely that the hubs are not filled with grease from the factory I would be just as concerned with the bearings being loose. Mine were very loose when I checked them after only about 500 miles. Luckily they were not damaged. I also found one rear seal leaking.
For these reasons I would remove the hubs,check the seals, clean and inspect bearings, grease, and properly torque the nut.

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Old 04-20-2015, 12:14 PM   #14
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Grease on wheels

I just did mine this weekend. I used the trailer-aid plus and still the wheel did not quite come off the ground still had about .5" to go. I jacked the axle up the remaining .5". I was able to spin the wheels and grease. Mine took about 1.5 14oz tubes of grease for four bearings. What I don't understand is if everyone knows that the manufacture does not put enough grease in the fittings (even the dealer) , then why when you spend $300 - $500 for a dealer prep charge don't they fill them as part of their PDI or even tell you about them being dry. If your buying your first unit you may not know that they are dry till the bearings seize up.
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:18 PM   #15
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Newbie Q.

I'm confused. If you can't put a jack under the frame and you can't jack under the axle, where do you lift from?
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:21 PM   #16
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The trailer-aid plus you drive up onto the ramp and it lifts the opposite wheel on the same axle. Then you can grease the bearing. Mine did not quite lift off the ground.

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Old 04-20-2015, 05:19 PM   #17
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Jack on the frame between the tires with a bottle jack.

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Old 04-20-2015, 05:27 PM   #18
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Mine's got about 12K miles on it. I replaced the seals this year and was going to replace the bearings. They looked good so I put them back after packing them and packing the hubs in between the bearings. Since then I have put another 3K miles on them and lifted the trailer and pumped in grease once... with no problems. I pump in grease at the beginning of the season one year, and do a tear down inspection with new seals the next.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:16 PM   #19
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When I worked part time in the service dept. for a dealership checking bearing grease was not on the prep list. That is until a bunch of new pups started coming in on wreckers. It seems the axel supplier failed to add grease to the bearings. After that we pulled the hubs and re-pacted as a part of the prep on all trailers. I now check it every time I get a new trailer.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:21 PM   #20
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Why is it a Nono to jack the axle to raise the tire? I have watched my dealer jack all four wheels using a floor jack, same at RV dealer in Meridian Ms last Oct. I have seen road service change a tire and use the axle to jack it up. Just doesn't seem logical to me. Some body explain?

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