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Old 09-19-2014, 04:34 PM   #11
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You need to read the second thread down from this one. Good Luck
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:51 PM   #12
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As you can see, the grease is coming out the front (as it should), and many will pump the hub full and keep pumping until much or all of the old grease has come out the front, thus ensuring that only good new grease is in the hub. It's also not uncommon to pump half a tube into a new axle hub before seeing any grease come out the front. The rear seal is designed to withstand this pressure, but does sometimes fail. It's when the grease doesn't come out the front that there's problems. Lippert did purchase a division of Dexter, but I believe it was only their frame division, and the Dexter axle division is still independent of LIppert.
I will stand beside AquaMan on how much grease these take and how they are designed to be lubed! (BUT) I also stand by the statement about Bearing NOT needing this great amount of Lube for proper operation,most of the (Grease) in this layout is inside the HUB not the bearings! Youroo!!
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:59 PM   #13
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Old 09-19-2014, 05:43 PM   #14
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I grease mine before any big trip (but only 3x a season). You did get a little to much grease but that is a lot better than running it dry.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:04 PM   #15
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Here's a short video on greasing the bearings. I do mine every spring, but I don't pull many miles in a year, maybe 500 or so since we stay at a single CG for most of August.

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Old 09-20-2014, 09:35 PM   #16
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Awesome windy west, exactly what I was wondering. Thanks for taking the time to share the video.


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Awesome windy west, exactly what I was wondering. Thanks for taking the time to share the video.


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