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Old 04-03-2015, 12:44 AM   #181
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Yea I think we will take wheels off, main concern is the cold weather? Thought I had read not to do it when too cold? What is too cold? It would probably be about 40 or 50 degrees when we attempt.


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Its more about just being conferrable and being able to take one's time. Nobody want's to work in the cold on an unfamiliar project. The cold weather just freezes zerks sometimes due to moisture in the air during time when not in use...storage.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:23 PM   #182
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When to grease axles

We own a 2013 Rockwood Mini Lite camper. Is it recommended to grease the axle at the beginning of every season?
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:19 PM   #183
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We own a 2013 Rockwood Mini Lite camper. Is it recommended to grease the axle at the beginning of every season?
I'd suggest you have the bearings examined and repacked at the start of each season unless you don't put many miles on it. Then you can use the grease zerk and give it a few pumps once in a while throughout the season.
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:33 PM   #184
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Please forgive me if the answer has already been posted, but i couldn't find it. Has anyone used Bearing Buddies on the Ultra-lube axles. Would be interested in hearing your opinions regarding their use. Thanks
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:37 PM   #185
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Bearing Buddies are good for axles with no brakes, but not for an axle that does have brakes because if you happen to have a leaking seal, it will constantly force grease around the seal and onto the brake shoes.
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Makes perfect sense to me, thanks
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:34 PM   #187
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Lubricating the wheel bearings HELP! Oh boy, where do I start? I guess by telling everyone I am as far from being a mechanic as a sofa salesman can get. My Rockwood 8329ss was delivered in January 2014. Since then we have put about 7000 miles on it.
What are the chances I need to lubricate the wheel bearings?
I'm driving from Phoenix to Chicago starting Tomorrow and am scared I will break down.
How often in miles should the bearings be lubed? Any comment will be greatly appreciated.


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Old 04-28-2015, 07:28 PM   #188
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Lubricating the wheel bearings HELP! Oh boy, where do I start? I guess by telling everyone I am as far from being a mechanic as a sofa salesman can get. My Rockwood 8329ss was delivered in January 2014. Since then we have put about 7000 miles on it.
What are the chances I need to lubricate the wheel bearings?
I'm driving from Phoenix to Chicago starting Tomorrow and am scared I will break down.
How often in miles should the bearings be lubed? Any comment will be greatly appreciated.


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Wheel bearings need to be cleaned and inspected, then repacked every year according to the manual from Dexter, Lippert, and Al-Ko.

If you have "Ultra-Lube axles, you can lube your bearings before every trip by pumping (ALWAYS a hand pump; never air) grease into the Zerk fitting until fresh grease appears, Rotating the wheel as you pump ensures evenly distributed grease.
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Lubricating the wheel bearings HELP! Oh boy, where do I start? I guess by telling everyone I am as far from being a mechanic as a sofa salesman can get. My Rockwood 8329ss was delivered in January 2014. Since then we have put about 7000 miles on it.
What are the chances I need to lubricate the wheel bearings?
I'm driving from Phoenix to Chicago starting Tomorrow and am scared I will break down.
How often in miles should the bearings be lubed? Any comment will be greatly appreciated.
You would be wise to grease the bearings before you leave. Make sure you follow Herk's advise. Use Lucas Red "N" Tacky grease. You will need at least 2 tubes, better get 3 just in case. TAKE IT SLOW & EASY.
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Wheel bearings need to be cleaned and inspected, then repacked every year according to the manual from Dexter, Lippert, and Al-Ko.

If you have "Ultra-Lube axles, you can lube your bearings before every trip by pumping (ALWAYS a hand pump; never air) grease into the Zerk fitting until fresh grease appears, Rotating the wheel as you pump ensures evenly distributed grease.
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