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Old 06-08-2016, 02:11 PM   #11
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Tow your trailer for 30 miles, then try pumping in new grease.

The old greasy gets warm and flows way easier so less pressure is needed to push out the old grease
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:17 PM   #12
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Please do not take a short cut with the Dexter easy lub hubs and just pump in the grease without turning the wheel at the same time. Also do not use a automatic type grease gun it will blow out the rear seal. Use a hand pumped grease gun while turning the wheel and you will be find. Dexter says to use the easy lub feature every year and repack the bearing every two years.
When new my unit had minimal grease in the hubs so I had to do the easy lub mant. the first year, glad that I did.
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:18 PM   #13
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I am going to do an every other year cycle. We bought our camper last June new, so this year I just pumped new grease through them while turning the hubs. Next year, I'll pull it all apart and repack by hand.
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Trailer shop down the road said they recommended every other year. But they only charged a few bucks for the packing so it was just safer than sorry.
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Have read two manuals on these hubs....both different.......one says spin wheel slowly, other one said not necessary.....go to a parts store and take a look at the plastic (nylon) style cone shaped packers used for cars....no need to spin anything to repack bearings...these axle/spindles are the same thing.......manual grease gun required. If you pack by hand, and don't want a mess, put some grease in a zip-lock bag and work from outside forcing grease into bearing.
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:02 PM   #16
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Please do not take a short cut with the Dexter easy lub hubs and just pump in the grease without turning the wheel at the same time. Also do not use a automatic type grease gun it will blow out the rear seal. Use a hand pumped grease gun while turning the wheel and you will be find. Dexter says to use the easy lub feature every year and repack the bearing every two years.
When new my unit had minimal grease in the hubs so I had to do the easy lub mant. the first year, glad that I did.
Confused, "Please do not take...and just pump in the grease without turning the wheel...Use a hand pumped grease gun while turning the wheel..."

Do you recommend turning the wheel or not? I turn mine while hand pumping grease.
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:28 PM   #17
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You read the 'Monday' manual, I read the 'Tuesday' one.....
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:34 PM   #18
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You read the 'Monday' manual, I read the 'Tuesday' one.....
It appears clr doesn't know whether he spins the wheels or not.
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Yes guys I turn the wheel while pumping the grease in. Sorry for the confusion.
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