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Old 05-30-2013, 12:01 PM   #141
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Where do you get rubber plug replacement parts from.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:13 PM   #142
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Where do you get rubber plug replacement parts from.
The Customer Service contact at Al-Ko will hook you up.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:22 PM   #143
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Still nerve rattling to have someone walking around while trying to work on it.
Not to sound like an ***** but thats what keys are for and why they should be in your pocket with the doors locked while you are working on the trailer.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:11 PM   #144
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Where do you get rubber plug replacement parts from.

They can be found at most any utility trailer sales place. Seems like they were less than 2 each.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:19 AM   #145
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I pushed new grease into my E-Z Lube hubs tonight but found one of them had a loose zerk fitting (actually it was completely off) and the same hub had what looked like a retainer ring that had gotten loose from behind the part that the zerk fitting screws into. Sorry, I don't have a picture to post.

Does the E-Z Lube system use a cotter pin that I might be seeing?

Looks like I need to take it into the local trailer shop before our trip to the east coast in a couple of weeks.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:00 AM   #146
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Mine have a cotter pin. Never looked closely enough to see what it is holding.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:15 AM   #147
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Yes, there is a cotter pin, like any other adjustable wheel bearing.
One thing I noticed when adjusting the bearings on my camper is that, because of the hole drilled through the centre of the spindle for the grease passage, the cotter pin goes through a hole that is offset to one side. This results in trying to push a straight cotter pin through a crooked hole. On a normal axle, it just goes straight through. That means a lot of extra care ad effort is required to get the pin in, and still results in a mangled pin.
Not the best design, but what else is new?
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:22 PM   #148
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Thanks. I figured there was a cotter pin but most of the exploded views of the E-Z Lube system don't show it. The exploded view of the Dexter axle hub does show it so I wasn't sure.

This is my 2nd year with the Roo so its due for a brake and bearing service from a pro anyways, so I've booked an appointment.
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Yes, there is a cotter pin, like any other adjustable wheel bearing.
One thing I noticed when adjusting the bearings on my camper is that, because of the hole drilled through the centre of the spindle for the grease passage, the cotter pin goes through a hole that is offset to one side. This results in trying to push a straight cotter pin through a crooked hole. On a normal axle, it just goes straight through. That means a lot of extra care ad effort is required to get the pin in, and still results in a mangled pin.
Not the best design, but what else is new?
Interesting - I haven't checked mine yet, but based upon what you say here about the cotter key hole being offset, could a piece of say .064 wire be used in place of a straight cotter key to better maneuver around the offset?

You could still get the locking effect with the wire by twisting the ends together, something like safety wiring a bolt.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #150
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The cotter keys, even when mangled, are pretty tough.
Substituting a wire for the key might be a bit risky, as you would never be sure of the wire's strength.
But with the correct wire, it does seem like a reasonable solution.
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