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Old 01-07-2012, 05:33 PM   #11
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I used the easy lube hubs to grease the bearing before the trip west. I did not realize that the rear seals were leaking grease until i got to the first large hill and had very little breaking power on the TT.
That is the main drawback of the easy lube system. That is why it is important to spin the wheel while applying the grease, and also use a hand grease gun so too much pressure is not applied. Also check to make sure about as much grease is coming out of the hub as you think is going in. There should be very little resistance to push the grease though the bearings, but if there is a problem and there is resistance, then the rear seal will leak. Even with all of that, there is no guarantee that the rear seal won't leak....but I have had good luck with mine.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:39 PM   #12
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I would say every couple of years have them broke down. I did mine last summer after 2 years and the pads where near shot. So, at minimum, do it before your long haul.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #13
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i was told you should inspect and re pack about every 1,000 to 1,500 by my dealer
but i think they are crazy, i do the EZ lube every two trips when we are doing small 400 mile trips, and i always carry extra grease
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Danimal, did your dealer also suggest that it should only be done by an "authorized service center", like them maybe? Your dealer is a moron, at best, and very possibly a scam artist.
When's the last time anyone had the wheel bearings in their car repacked? I know the new ones are mostly sealed bearings, but the older cars had repackable bearings, and few people EVER serviced them, and they would go for 100,000 miles!
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:21 PM   #15
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I would say every couple of years have them broke down. I did mine last summer after 2 years and the pads where near shot. So, at minimum, do it before your long haul.
i would agree with this. i believe the manufacturer recommends annually but that seems too often for me.
i would not depend on the ezlube to purge contaminants from the hubs. tare them down, clean completely, inspect, and replace the seals.
i did mine last year and the bearings were still good. had 2 seals that were bad. the year before, i had rebraked it and seals were good...did not replace them. now, if i disturb them, i replace them.

some of the seals are very close. i would take the old bearing and seal with me when i bought one. i now carry a spare set of bearings and a seal with me. hope i never need it.

breaking it down also gives u a chance to inspect the shoes and the bolts that hold the back plate to the axle.

the manufacture says rotating while injecting grease isn't nescessary. i don't have a problem with doing it and actually like the idea. when i'm getting ready to leave on a trip, i'm not going to take the time to jack the trailer and pump a couple squirts of grease. i usually just pump a couple squirts in each and leave.

i'm not at all comfortable with pumping grease until fresh is seen and called it repack. i don't believe there is an easy substitute for tare down, clean, and repack.
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Danimal, did your dealer also suggest that it should only be done by an "authorized service center", like them maybe? Your dealer is a moron, at best, and very possibly a scam artist.
When's the last time anyone had the wheel bearings in their car repacked? I know the new ones are mostly sealed bearings, but the older cars had repackable bearings, and few people EVER serviced them, and they would go for 100,000 miles!
you are right, i would never have the dealer do something i know i could do better, and i have seen some of the work my dealer has done on my camper, i am almost glad my warranty ran out, now i will fix the camper and anything i can up grade i will

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