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Old 04-28-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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We bought our first camper last Fall and took our first big trip a couple weeks ago. I had the trailer brakes checked and the bearings repacked by our RV Dealer before we left. I noticed this apparent wheel damage when we got back.

I called the RV service department today but they are closed until Monday. Any ideas on what this is?

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Old 04-28-2013, 12:54 AM   #2
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Looks like excess grease from when the axle was lubed.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:59 AM   #3
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Thanks. I'm not sure if it is clear from the picture but the rubber cap is punctured in the middle. Not sure how this happened.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:32 AM   #4
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That is your grease zerk sticking through rubber cap. They probably did it. Ask for a new one.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:18 AM   #5
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Did you pay for a "wheel bearing repack"? If so it sure doesn't look like they did it. (Disassemble, clean, inspect, replace inner seal and repack)

It looks to me what they done was use the ultralube fittings and pump a bunch of grease through the bearings. Sorry I don't call that a repack, I call that a purge. Just my opinion. Did you notice any change in your brakes? Is that the only wheel with grease on the rim? At least X2 what wyo said.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #6
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Thanks for al the help guys. I definitely asked for a repack, so I will be having a fun conversation with the service department tomorrow morning!

Let me know if anyone has any other thoughts on this.

Thanks again.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:07 AM   #7
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Next time you get serviced from dealer, I would put a mark (using permanent marker) on a nut and each wheel. If they have not removed the wheels you will be able to tell unless by chance they put the same nut on same wheel and torque to match lines.......just a though.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #8
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I did not notice any change in breaking and that is the only wheel with grease on it. I can't figure out what would cause the little rubber cap to be punctured like that.

I don't know enough about trailer wheels and bearings to ask the right questions of the service department so hopefully they are honest folks.
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Turns out the cotter pin had poked through the dust cap and shredded it. This caused some grease to leak out on the wheel.
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