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Old 01-28-2017, 03:45 PM   #1
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Ez lube on my Flagstaff 5th wheel.

What is the easiest way to do this? Do wheels need to be off the ground?Do they need to be spu ?
How? Where can I buy grease and gun? Thanks
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Old 01-28-2017, 04:11 PM   #2
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Prime Time has a EZ Lube video in their video library.

You can get a grease gun nearly anywhere. Walmart, HD, Lowe's, Harbor Freight, ANY AUTO PARTS STORE.
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I have my wheels off the ground and pump grease slowly while spinning the wheel, less chance to blow out a seal
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Old 01-29-2017, 07:01 AM   #4
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What is the easiest way to get one wheel at the time off the ground so it can be lived and turn at the same time?
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Old 01-29-2017, 07:46 AM   #6
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Be sure to add a grease that is compatible with the current grease in the bearings. Not all greases are compatible with each other!

PS- I have had very poor results with the Ez Lube system on my TT. I followed the instructions exactly and to my dismay, the rear seal blew out and I flooded my brake shoes and drum with grease. Last time using EZ lube for me. I now do the process I've used for many years, disassemble, clean out old grease, hand pack new grease into bearings and reassemble.
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If I was going to go to all the trouble of jacking the wheels off the ground I'd go ahead and remove them and the hubs. Inspect the bearings and hand pack them.
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Old 01-29-2017, 07:49 AM   #8
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Or.........get whats shown in the 1st picture...................... it does not work so well with a single axle trailer

In that case you need what is shown in the 2nd.
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Old 01-29-2017, 03:16 PM   #9
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Use exact same spec grease or dont do it at all.Allgrease is not the samr,look in your axle owners manual. Three or four pumps of grease onlt so you wont blow seals out.Do it once a year.
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If I was going to go to all the trouble of jacking the wheels off the ground I'd go ahead and remove them and the hubs. Inspect the bearings and hand pack them.
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I would not lube my axles in winter, wait until a hot day in summer. This will allow the grease to not be so hard and make it less likely to blow out a seal. Remove the hub cover & the rubber plug over the zerk fitting. Then connect gun hose to zerk, as you pump the gun spin the tires which will distribute the grease through out the hub. My first time, it took nearly half the tube for each side of a dual axle trailer. Manufacturers do not put much grease in the hubs! As soon as grease begins to push out stop, replace the rubber plug & hub cover. I lifted each tire with a floor jack from the under the axle, after pulling same side tire up on a block which reduces the amount of lift needed to clear the ground. An easy & neat procedure to take car of a necessary maintenance.
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If I was going to go to all the trouble of jacking the wheels off the ground I'd go ahead and remove them and the hubs. Inspect the bearings and hand pack them.
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Jack on the frame, not the axles, and rest the frame down on axle stands. If you use the E-Z Lube zerks, I suggest you have the bearings pulled and hand packed every other year as you'll want inspect both the bearings and the seals. When pumping bearing grease into the zerks, be sure to use a hand pump not a pneumatic pump. I agree with cseeger22 that the first time you pump grease in through the zerks it will take a lot. Have at least 3 tubes on hand to do all 4 wheels the first time.
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I got a question for those that are lubing their trailer hubs yearly. How often do you repack the hubs and bearings on the front of your tow vehicle. Why will the tow vehicle bearings last for 100,000 miles or more and your RV bearings only last for 5,000 miles or one season.
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I have used EZ lube without blowing out the rear seal. In the summer or warm weather put the tubes of grease out into the sun for while & in the winter put them under your elect blanket. Warm the grease, then slowly pump the grease while rotating the tire.
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I got a question for those that are lubing their trailer hubs yearly. How often do you repack the hubs and bearings on the front of your tow vehicle. Why will the tow vehicle bearings last for 100,000 miles or more and your RV bearings only last for 5,000 miles or one season.
Others here are much more knowledgeable on this than I am, but the bearings on most modern vehicles do not need to be serviced. They are manufactured as sealed units. Our trailers use old technology. Why? Other than maybe the cost, I have no idea. It would be nice if they came with sealed bearings ... and disc brakes, too.
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I got a question for those that are lubing their trailer hubs yearly. How often do you repack the hubs and bearings on the front of your tow vehicle. Why will the tow vehicle bearings last for 100,000 miles or more and your RV bearings only last for 5,000 miles or one season.
Like others have said, most passenger vehicles have sealed bearings, or in a 4wd, oil bath. I have a heavy duty flatbed gooseneck that also has oil bath. Would much prefer my fifth wheel to have oil bath also.

And there is nothing wrong with repacking bearings yearly. Very cheap insurance and like everything else, it depends on your usage. We put a lot of miles on ours every year, so yearly repacks work for me.
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