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Old 04-18-2015, 09:49 PM   #1
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Can I grease bearings without lifting?

I have around 400 miles total on this camper since I purchased new in 2013. I'm leaving Friday for a 80 mile ride to seasonal site. I have not greased bearings since I purchased this. I don't have any equipment to lift camper. Is it possible to put some grease in fittings right before I leave while on ground? Or should my bearings still be good?
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:51 PM   #2
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I pumped some in last year with out lifting, this year I lifted it with a 8 ton jack, need a 12 ton minimum. They are about $45 bucks.
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:03 PM   #3
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Instructions say to lift, but doesn't tell you where to put a jack, and also tells you not to jack on the frames... I guess you could use one of those drive on jacks, but you would have to be hitched up and in an area that allows you to work on the rig.

Personally, I have always just pumped in Mobil1 synthetic grease through the EZ lube fittings. Never lifted and spun the wheel. Last camper (Tracer 230FSB) had over 8000 miles on the factory bearings.

I will say, that it does take several SLOW pumps to see any of the old grease start to move out, so be patient. And don't believe they are "fully greased at the factory" like the sales people tell you. You will agree with me on that one when you see how much grease it takes the first time.
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:42 PM   #4
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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?

This video says to lift the wheel so you can rotate it while squirting in the grease.

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Old 04-19-2015, 10:13 PM   #5
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Jacking on the axles is a no no. The factory jacked my trailer up on the frame between the axles. I did the same last week,


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Old 04-19-2015, 10:27 PM   #6
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my camper sat on seasonal site all last summer..then i drove it home 80 miles in October..then to dealer for winter storage... i am now gonna attempt to drive it 80 miles back to seasonal camp Friday morning... then in October drive it back to dealer for storage and i will have them redo the grease next spring when i pick it up.. hopefully the bearing grease is still good after two years and 600 miles.. I have two ways up to seasonal site, either i can stick to normal county roads that are curvy and 55 mph or i can jump on interstate at 65 mph and is straight driving..any idea what is harder on bearings?
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Your Bearing will NOT know which road you took! Youroo!!
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:00 PM   #8
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Your bearing grease should be good for several years & several thousand miles. Two years & 400 miles is nothing but it is your trailer..... I personally run mine a lot more miles & a lot more time & I pull / own five different trailers.



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Old 04-19-2015, 11:18 PM   #9
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My camper has Forward stopping adjusting brakes. Drive it up on some boards and lift one tire at a time off the ground. Check your brake tightness and adjust it looser if needed and then grease the spindle zert while turning the tire slowly.
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Drive it up on some boards and lift one tire at a time off the ground. Check your brake tightness and adjust it looser if needed and then grease the spindle zert while turning the tire slowly.
Works for me, but with the wide stance on my Lacrosse i still have to use a jack
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