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Old 09-01-2015, 12:19 AM   #1
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Axle bearings and slide out reservoir

Repacking axel bearings. I just bought a used 2014 Apex 249RBS. Trailer appears to be in excellent condition how often should I repack the bearings? How much does it cost?

Another item is their a reservoir that needs to be checked filled on the slide out?
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:20 AM   #2
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I have a schwintek system maybe no slide reservoir?
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Your bearings may be fine but I'd want to ascertain that. You'll need to pull the dust covers for the hubs and observe the quality and quantity of grease at the outer bearing. You'll also want to determine that the bearings have been tightened properly. Grasp the top of the tires and push/pull it in/out perpendicular to the axle. There should be very little relative movement and the wheel should rotate freely.

Suspect your TT has seen very little use. Many are purchased on a whim and sit for one or two years until the owner/s decide it's not for them.

I believe your slide is an electrically driven Schwintek. No reservoir for that.

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Old 09-01-2015, 12:46 PM   #4
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"Easy Lube axles"

What does this mean saw it on my invoice?
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What does this mean saw it on my invoice?
EZ Lube Axles
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:07 PM   #6
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Another question what should I torque my wheels to? manual has #s from 95lbs to 125lbs I think it is a generic Forest River manual?
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:34 PM   #7
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"Easy Lube axles"

Should mean they can be repacked with a grease gun. A lot of info on line !
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:12 PM   #8
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Axle Bearing Maintenance

My experience over the last 30 years is that I pull wheels ,check and repack bearings every second season. EXCEPTION.......if you have a high mile season, have a look in the spring before you hit the road. EZ Lube bearings technically mean, as stated above, you can fill them with a grease gun from the front. Downside is, it doesn't let you physically inspect the bearings and too much grease gun pressure can push grease through the back seal onto the brakes. Call me old fashioned but I'm a believer, for the time it takes ,to at least pull wheels every spring and look at your brake lining magnets etc. way more fun doing it in the comfort of home at your own pace rather than on the side of the road somewhere. Did ours this spring, put on 14000 KM this year so will have a look again this fall or in the spring before we roll. We have a 20000KM trip planned for next year.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:57 PM   #10
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A good rule of thumb is every 12000 miles or 2 years for wheel bearing pack.
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