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Old 08-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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Tire pressures and greasing axle bearing

I have a 30KQBSS I WANTED TO KNOW SHOULD I GO 5 LBS LESS THAN TIRE RATING OR LOWER, AND HOW MUCH FOR A SMOOTHER RIDE ON TIRE PRESSURE.ALSO HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GREASE THE AXLE BEARINGS. INQURING MINDS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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I have a 30KQBSS I WANTED TO KNOW SHOULD I GO 5 LBS LESS THAN TIRE RATING OR LOWER, AND HOW MUCH FOR A SMOOTHER RIDE ON TIRE PRESSURE.ALSO HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GREASE THE AXLE BEARINGS. INQURING MINDS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
I would inflate to max tire pressure and IF you know the wheel brgs are lubed properly now, I would give each wheel a pump or two once a year.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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Are your tires 'C' rated or are they D's?
If they are C's, keep the cold pressure at the max. If D's you have some leeway.
As for greasing, do you have the rubber caps and the grease zerks on the axle stub ends? If so, you could just give them a couple of squirts before every trip. If you are going on a long trip, I would psuh grease into them, slowly, until a fair bit of old grease came out. Then clean off the excess, and you should be good to go.
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...just give them a couple of squirts before every trip. If you are going on a long trip, I would push grease into them, slowly, until a fair bit of old grease came out. Then clean off the excess, and you should be good to go.
Just be careful pumping too much into the hubs. You take a chance in pushing grease out past the seal and getting it on the brakes and causing problems plus, it will get out on the outside of the wheels and make a mess. As I stated before, one or two pumps a year is plenty of grease. Wheel brgs on a car don't need this and trailers don't either. Just use a little common sense.
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Thanks to all. I cleared the grease from the factory and added a Mobil hi grade crease
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