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Old 04-01-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Our rockwood has the grease zerks and I add grease before all trips. Do I also need to pull the bearings and repack like I do on my utility trailer or is adding grease this way enough We are going on the fourth summer with our trailer

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:45 AM   #2
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I think you should pull and inspect all four sets of bearings. Grease has to go somewhere and it is likely that it is now on your brake shoes.


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Old 04-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #3
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I've struggled with this issue myself. According to Dexters info, the hubs are designed so the grease comes back towards you. If you watch while greasing the zerks, you can actually see grease seeping around the inside of the cup area if you understand what I mean. That being said, they do recommend you pull the hubs annually, though I've never done it. Be aware if you do pull the hubs, they also recommend you replace the seals.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:28 AM   #4
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before u buy the seals, i would recommend pulling one of the wheels and taking each of the bearings and the seal with u when u buy replacements. some of those seals are very close.
my bearings were good after 10 yrs but i carry a spare set of bearings and a seal.
the only other thing that i would add is to get the proper grease. make sure what ur putting in now and when u repack meet specification.
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