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Old 11-29-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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GREASE,GREASE and more GREASE

If anyone is having any problems with pulsating brakes or brakes locking up on trailers with Lippert Components and braking systems,check and see if your wheel bearing seals are leaking onto the braking system. My 2 month old trailer with less than a 1000 miles is at the dealership for the third time for faulty,pulsating brakes and now they are locking up on wet roadways. I have contacted Lippert right before Thanksgiving and waiting for a response. This condition is a huge safety issue and needs corrected. So if your having any brake issues similar to,mine. Check your brakes for grease. I hope they can fix it right before somebody gets hurt.. I have attached some photos so you can see what I am talking about.

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Old 11-29-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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Is that factory grease or has the TT been greased since purchased?
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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my silverback did the same thing. i picked it up new and was not happy with the brakes. i took it apart and found all four seals leaking. i picked up new seals and cleaned everything and it has been good for 2 seasons now.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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As sad as it may be it looks like some one will need to take Lippert to court before they do something....
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:11 PM   #5
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Was that as delivered or were the hubs pulled for some reason?
Did you have your dealer lube the hubs? Perhaps they used an air grease gun.

VERY odd for all 4 to leak.
One maybe, but four?
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:19 PM   #6
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The first dealership indicated that they found 3 out of the 4 hubs with grease on the brakes, but indicated that they found nothing wrong with the seals. They cleaned them up and when I was about 50 miles out on my next trip. They started to pulse. When i got to my destination I went to the dealership and they found 1 hub full of grease. These are the photos I posted. I think they should replace everything. Especially since it is a new. Trailer .
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:24 PM   #7
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This problem has been present since day 1. Along with other issues. I'm not enjoying my new purchase. 2 ppayments,I towed it 4 times, 3 were for repairs. I think I might also qualify for the lemon law????.
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Today I kicked up my trailer from the dealership after a complete replacement of the braking system,minus the drums. LIPPERT replaced the parts due to the defective inner grease seals letting in the wheel bearing grease. I'm scepital that this will solve the problem, but the service manager indicated that the seal is definitely different than the ones they took out. The brakes seem to work fine on the way home,which was a 40 mile drive. I guess we will see In the spring if the problem was corrected, since it is winter time now and its time for storage..
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Many new Columbus owners are experiencing the same thing. I am wondering of there are many more people with Lippert axle systems having the same problem. Might be time for those of us with the problem to "unite" somehow and get the cheap Chinese grease seals and bearing issue solved. We cannot get it done for tires but this may be different.
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Today I kicked up my trailer from the dealership after a complete replacement of the braking system,minus the drums. LIPPERT replaced the parts due to the defective inner grease seals letting in the wheel bearing grease. I'm scepital that this will solve the problem, but the service manager indicated that the seal is definitely different than the ones they took out. The brakes seem to work fine on the way home,which was a 40 mile drive. I guess we will see In the spring if the problem was corrected, since it is winter time now and its time for storage..
Sorry to hear about your brakes something needs to be done before someone gets hurt
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