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Old 06-07-2015, 09:01 AM   #201
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Those rear lip seals work great. They will however fail, mostly from 3 reasons:

1) Heat - Overheated bearings can melt the lip seal allowing grease to run out
2) Pneumatic (air pressure) grease gun used on the Zerk fitting or using a "Zerk cleaning tool" to force dirt out of a bad Zerk. Replace or remove and clean a Zerk that won't take grease.
3) Ham fisted mechanic who damages the seal on the axle threads during hub install.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:02 AM   #202
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Question. Even if the seal is held in place with an interference fit, doesn't it back up and contact the brakes assembly's backing plate? So it cannot move in that direction? I'm asking, just curious.

Guess I could go check the two I have in my going to the dump pile of metal parts.
No, it should not touch anything except the id of the hub and the spindle itself.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:26 AM   #203
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I think we are talking about the grease coming out in the back.
The red is where I think you are talking about the grease coming out.
Also what grease are you using?

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That's not good ! You never want to see te grease come out in that red area. Around the zerk fitting is a rubber boot and that is where the old grease should come out.

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Old 06-07-2015, 10:18 AM   #204
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No, it should not touch anything except the id of the hub and the spindle itself.
Yep. Just went out and checked my old set, didn't realize that the hold in the backing plate is a lot larger then the outer diameter of the hub.
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So how do I identify what type of axle's are installed on my FR Sierra Sport ?
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So how do I identify what type of axle's are installed on my FR Sierra Sport ?
Should be a white tag on the back side of each axle providing the manufacture and weight capacity. If not, have your VIN handy and call FR they can tell you.
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So how do I identify what type of axle's are installed on my FR Sierra Sport ?
If all you want to know is the type look under the trailer. If you see leaf springs, like most cars, it is a spring axel. No springs showing then it would be a torsion style axel.

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Old 09-29-2015, 04:38 PM   #208
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My 2005 Serra Sport came equipped with Hays Axel Inc. T53-3 axels. I can't seem to find any information on them did "Al-Ko" but them out?
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:13 PM   #209
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My 2005 Serra Sport came equipped with Hays Axel Inc. T53-3 axels. I can't seem to find any information on them did "Al-Ko" but them out?
Have you tried here?

Al-Ko Kober replacement axles, parts.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:45 AM   #210
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When storing the RV for an extended time is it best to take the weight off the torsion axels having the swing arm in the unloaded position.
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