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Old 08-07-2013, 07:15 AM   #161
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Herk, is there a link to that mod? That sounds like something I may want to look into.

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Old 08-07-2013, 08:28 AM   #162
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Here's what I found after a short Google search

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Old 08-07-2013, 10:35 AM   #163
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The self adjusting brakes might be something I'd change out next year, to be honest I didn't know a mod kit existed, but it sure sounds like a great upgrade. Thanks for posting the info Herk, and Mhartzel for the links, gives me something to ponder before next season.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:57 AM   #164
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Need an opinion!!! Did a brake inspection on our new unit and found two seals leaking grease down the back plate. Cleaned everything up, washed the bearings, repacked by hand and installed new seals. My question is should I run the next year or two with the hand packed bearings or should I grease each wheel thru the ez lube zurks till the grease runs out the front bearing. I'm an old guy from the old school, plan on 5k + miles this season.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:53 PM   #165
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I pumped the grease slowly until it came out the outer bearing. Hand packed mine also. Believe it is the only way to make sure old grease is completely removed. I also Pump a couple squirts in each axle before each pull. both.
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:36 PM   #166
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I like lucas heavy dudy equipment and farm grease, drop tem. of 560 deg. . used on are D7 and it work very well on it also
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:19 AM   #167
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I have a 2009 V-Lite TT after 4000 miles a wheel bearing went out had to replace the axle. Had it repaired at a Fleet Pride, Was ok the rest of that year. Next year I packed them myself, and was fine that year. This year I took it to a RV place and had it done, bearing went out after 300 miles. Replaced on the side of the road and replaced the others when I got home. I always keep plenty of grease in them. The last trip I took I left off wheel hubs so I could check the heat. My grease caps kept coming off could that be why my bearings are going so fast.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:46 AM   #168
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Beside the obvious, I would replace the dust caps and when you are hooked up and ready, take your trailer to a scale. Make sure its loaded like your going on a trip. Once at the scale weigh the trailer only to make sure you are not overweight. Also it is important that when your going down the road that the trailer is level when hooked up. If it is placing more weight on one axle this will cause the bearings to overheat, which means your overloading that particular axle. Good luck and I hope this helps out.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:56 AM   #169
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IMO, failed bearings are usually due to either being too tight or too loose more than overloading or lack of grease. Lack of grease is usually not the root cause of failures.
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Old 09-06-2014, 09:08 AM   #170
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Thanks for the info I will try all of the above

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