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Old 07-21-2015, 06:12 AM   #21
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well, those dust covers wont work with the zerks. interesting that the mfg ditched the zerks. question...if you add zerks, how will you know that the grease you add is compatible with the existing grease? better to just do a bearing pack and ditch the already known to be funky oem grease...
I just might do that since I like to mess with things like that any ways. Thanks.
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:14 AM   #22
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Thanks guys for all that great information. I love this place. I finally will have the next 3 days off and be able to work on it. I will keep you posted with my results.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:22 AM   #23
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Not necessarily. Some do. May be tight but some will fit. Measure twice...

new cap...2.49, new rubber plug....99. you could just dimple the metal cap...

By pumping in grease that is recommended by the axle's manufacturer.
lippert lists 5 different greases for their axles. i dont like to mix lubricants. i had 5 rental trailers with less than 5000 miles each on OEM bearing packs. lost 40% of the backing plates to grease like you see puddled in that dust cover...

edit...i use a driver on the new caps...they a awfully tight
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:11 AM   #24
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Oh oh, that doesn't sound good. I thought that puddle looked suspicious. do you think that's due to mixed grease? Also can you explain what does using a driver on the caps mean? Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:03 AM   #25
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the puddle is just prolly oem grease. the driver is a piece of pipe that drives on the flange of the cap. the replacement ive been getting are a little too large...
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:57 AM   #26
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so I finally looked at the sticker on the axle. From what I read it is not the super lube type even though it has the threaded hole in the middle. But still no sure. I went to LCI1.com and can't find the part number on the sticker 113266. here is the picture. Also a few of you mentioned the owners manual, well, it did not come with the camper. Kind of surprised how little literature cam with it. I will take the picture to napa to see if they can find me some parts and buy grease. It would be nice to know for sure what the manufacturer recommends for grease so not void any warranty which I don't even know that I may have. Next time I buy a camper I will be a whole lot smarter and know what to ask for
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:15 AM   #27
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It's your call, but if you use any good synthetic wheel bearing grease, such as Mobil 1 or AMSOIL I personally don't believe you can go wrong. It's what I used for over 20 years and only had 1 bearing ever go bad and I caught that early. I'm a believer in repacking bearings at least once a year and constantly check hub temps each time I stop. I either just feel along the center cap or most often use an IR gun.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:54 AM   #28
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20 years of real world test is good enough for me :-). Thanks for sharing that I actually have an IR camera which I plan on taking with me on my next trip. I will post the pictures on here if I find any thing interesting. I wish I would have done that on my 1st trip. Thanks Scotty.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:23 PM   #29
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Finally I'm done. I did find that the cap was a little loose compared to the other cups so maybe that's the issue. There was a little splatter of grease on the brake assembly so may be the seal was compromised. Not sure though. I didn't buy the bearings until I took the old one out first and took it to NAPA. There was a number on it that matched the number on the new one (L44649). Trailer Parts Pro BK2-100 bearing Kit. was around 16 bucks. I also bought and used a gasket seal RTV which I used one the seal. I included a picture of it. Another interesting thing that I was able to verify was that there is a quick lube port. I put a cert in and gave it a few pumps and saw grease came out of a hole right about where the inter (the bigger) bearing sits. The old bearing had some marks on it which I did take pictures of too. I did use a bearing packing tool which worked awesome. If you guys want to see it let me know and I will post it on here. Thanks for all your help. My advice to the next guy is to just do it. Take it apart and take the parts to a parts store. They will find the matching part. If you have any questions please ask. Thanks every one for your help. I will be going on my next trip in two weeks so look for a follow up results on here.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:27 PM   #30
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