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Old 05-16-2011, 10:45 PM   #71
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I have a quick question on this subject. I greased mine this past weekend to get ready for an upcoming trip. My question involves the section that I think is called the grease cap. The area between the grease zert and the rubber dust cap. Is this area supposed to be filled with grease of left dry? I was thinking left dry so when I greased mine I wiped most of the grease out of this area which is the area where the old grease comes out when your pumping the new in. Am I right in wiping this area clean or is it supposed to be filled with grease also?
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:38 AM   #72
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Wiped clean (well wiped anyway).
It is "used" grease anyway.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:45 AM   #73
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Hey Lou, do I need to spin the wheels to do this "zerking" with fresh grease?

I guess what I am asking is if I can do this while it's parked in my drive way?

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Old 05-17-2011, 01:14 PM   #74
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Hey Lou, do I need to spin the wheels to do this "zerking" with fresh grease?

I guess what I am asking is if I can do this while it's parked in my drive way?

Thanks.
I push out the "used" grease sitting in the driveway, but carry the greasgun with me. At the campground, I push a few pumps in before I head home. Purists will jack up each axle and spin the wheel while pumping. This only needs to be done once or twice a year and a full teardown and inspection once a year (per Al-Ko).
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:33 PM   #75
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Looks like--------------

Looks like the axle adjustment, greasing bearings, changing zerk fittings is good education for keeping your RV running gear well maintained.

I know when I first found my problem with the axles out of adjustment until now has been an education.

From what I read, a lot of owners know a lot more about their TT, 5ver, Roo, toy hauler ETC from this forum

VERY GOOD FORUM
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X2 - like having an RV encyclopedia.

Extraordinary.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:20 PM   #77
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I was suprised at how hard it was to find grease with a dropping point above 400 degrees! After several stops I found my grease at NAPA. It is called Sta-Plex by CRC and has a dropping point of 500 degrees. Each axel took about 1/2 a tube.
While I had the tires off the ground I decided to check the brakes. The first one I checked was ok but the other three were badly out of adjustment. They needed between 6 and 10 turns of the adjusting wheel before the shoes made contact. Glad I took the time to check them!
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:42 PM   #78
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I used red grease on my previous trailers. Once a year I took the hubs off to inspect the bearings. If the grease was black, that indicated problems. So I did a complete repack with bearing inspection. If the grease still looked nice and red, I pushed a little grease into the bearings with my fingers and reassembled the wheel. This worked well for many years. The grease I am using is Mystic JT-6 by Citco Petroleum Corp. Now on my 2011 traier I have Ultrulube. It does have black grease, so its hard to tell if this is wear or not. After my first repack it will be red again.
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As for finding grease, I used Amsoil #2 on three of mine and it has a drop point of 560 or 580 I think. I ran out after three and since I have to order it and wasn't waiting I went to auto zone and got a tube of Lucas red and tacky #2. It has the same drop point as the amsoil and is available at almost any auto store. I used to use it for everything and then I heard so much good stuff about amsoil that I thought I would give them a try but I really don't think they two greases are much different.
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As for finding grease, I used Amsoil #2 on three of mine and it has a drop point of 560 or 580 I think. I ran out after three and since I have to order it and wasn't waiting I went to auto zone and got a tube of Lucas red and tacky #2. It has the same drop point as the amsoil and is available at almost any auto store. I used to use it for everything and then I heard so much good stuff about amsoil that I thought I would give them a try but I really don't think they two greases are much different.

I prefer to use AMSOIL Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease NGLI #2

Does very well on the following tests which are good for bearing life:


Dropping point, (F[C]) - 550 [288]
Four ball wear test (mm scar) - 0.40
Timken load test (lbs) - 50
Water washout (%) - 1.8
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