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Old 04-01-2015, 08:33 PM   #11
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The axle manual that came with our trailer has the "approved" grease that ALko recommends. I went with the Tacky as it met the same specs. as the suggested.
Amazing how thin the original grease seemed to be.
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The Lucas Tacky is pretty thin also compared to regular gun grease. I still prefer the old wheel bearing grease, but did use the Lucas.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:09 PM   #12
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We picked up our camper in late September and went on one short trip about an hour away then winterized, my question is do I have to do anything with the wheel bearings for this season? I'm thinking it's no different than sitting in the RV lot over the winter. I would appreciate any advise
When we picked up our 8289WS new from the dealer the first thing I did after I got it home was to pull the wheels and drums to ck bearings and brakes. Two of the four backing plates had grease that had leaked from the seals. I cleaned everything up, installed new seals and hand packed the bearings. After getting it all back together I pumped over three tubes of the Lucas red and tacky #2 into the axels and bearings. Torqued the axel nut to 50 #', rotate the wheels several times to seat the bearings, back off the nut, retighten hand tight and button it up. Also got rid of the china bombs that were on the RV and had Maxxis 8008 tires installed and balanced .
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If you happen to bend the hub cover taking it off, do go get a new one...the're about $ 2.00 a piece. Other-wise, you'll have a mess on the wheels as the grease gets warm and thins out. Those caps can be tuff to remove without damage. I made a tool for installing these that keeps from doing that..... took a hole saw, bored a hole in a 2x4 that rests against the rib on the cap and you can install them fairly straight or you could slightly taper the hub end with a file to ease the installation.
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So if you have EZ lube axles you STILL need bearing service? I thought the point of the EZ lube was to help avoid such things.
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So if you have EZ lube axles you STILL need bearing service? I thought the point of the EZ lube was to help avoid such things.
X2. I thought it eliminated the need to remove the bearings and repack.
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X2. I thought it eliminated the need to remove the bearings and repack.
It removes the need to remove to repack, but sure does not remove the need to inspect the bearings and seals and properly set the bearing clearances.
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It removes the need to remove to repack, but sure does not remove the need to inspect the bearings and seals and properly set the bearing clearances.
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OK, thanks. Not sure its ever been done on mine, will do so to ensure its OK.
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