Originally Posted by TexasBBQ
Lou - How do I figure out what axles I have. I'm certian they are the original. Is the load rating stamped somewhere? I've been looking at the etrailer.com site but not knowing what I have doesn't help in buying parts.
My info packet had the Al-Ko axle warranty info in it, but nothing else. The build sheet said it was a Dexter but the warranty card was Al-Ko.
I crawled under the camper to verify the serial numbers since somthing was obviously wrong.
The axles each had a manufacturer's plate with model and serial number located about in the center of the axle on my 5th wheel.
As to seal blow out with a hand pump, unless you are King Kong with the pump handle it is hard to push grease past a good rear seal. In my case one of my OEM Zerks was so clogged with dirt and dry grease I needed to replace it.
The mechanic who last inspected your brakes may not have put a new seal on when he pulled your hub, or he might have scratched the surface of the seal on the spindle threads sliding the hub back on. Both cases could have caused your leaker when using a hand pump to flush your hubs.
My guess is the are mechanics who service these things try to save a few bucks by not putting new rear seals on if they look OK when they do repacks and inspections.
Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
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