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Old 05-11-2016, 06:23 PM   #1
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Easy lube bearings.

Looking for some info. I currently have a standard setup right now. To my knowledge. I am quite capable of tearing down and repackaged etc but wondering how much of an issue it would be to convert to this setup for simplicity sakes.


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Old 05-11-2016, 06:38 PM   #2
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Looking for some info. I currently have a standard setup right now. To my knowledge. I am quite capable of tearing down and repackaged etc but wondering how much of an issue it would be to convert to this setup for simplicity sakes.


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Each end of your Axles would need to be drilled! Youroo!!
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:07 PM   #3
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So essentially a pain in the ass a lot of unnecessary work. I'll stick to a few hours of playing around in the garage doing this. Thanks muchly.


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Old 05-11-2016, 07:08 PM   #4
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Would drilling them even do this? I would guess the hub would also already need to grease passages drilled or molded into the hub to force the grease to the rear of the hub and out the front.
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Would drilling them even do this? I would guess the hub would also already need to grease passages drilled or molded into the hub to force the grease to the rear of the hub and out the front.
These are done at the factory with tooling, and would be pretty hard to do by hand.
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I'd say that this hole was drilled before the lathe work.
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EZLube should stay on boat trailers. Believe me, even if you have EZLube, you should pack them by hand. If you don't, one day you will be cleaning up a mess and replacing brakes hoes.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:32 AM   #8
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I think we're talking about two different things here... There are Dexter Easy Lube bearings and Bearing Buddies.

Easy Lube are part of a Dexter axle and have a grease zerk under a rubber plug in the center of the axle axis. When you force grease into it it goes down a hole to be expelled inboard of the inboard bearing and oozes out through the two bearings until you see new grease around the zerk you are filling from.

Bearing Buddies are an add-on that replaces a regular bearing cap and is meant to have grease forced into the cap. but there is no exit for the grease except for out of the inboard seal and potentially onto the brake parts.

I don't think you can retrofit Easy Lube parts onto a non-Easy Lube axle.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:50 AM   #9
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Ok so what about repacking wheel bearings on these new RV's. How often do you check and repack them?????? What has been your experience with factory bearings and if they were packed correctly to begin with. I use to check mine every year and repack every 3 years. Anybody had any bearing failures ??????
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It's my understanding that pressure from the grease can force out the rear seal; when we're greasing our EZ-lube axles we spin the wheel periodically to distribute it. It does take a LOT of new grease to displace all of the old... almost a whole cartridge for each hub.
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