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Old 01-29-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
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Grease Caps on Trailers

I was moving my Flagstaff 27RLWS over to the RV park before the snow storm hit us. When I arrived and got it parked and leveled, I noticed the right rear hub cap was missing. When I checked it out I found the grease (dust) cap had been rolling around inside the small hub (see picture below). I contacted my dealer (Northgate RV) and they sent someone out to remove the tire and replace the grease cover. When you look at the picture, the grease cap was damaged before the tire was installed. Since the unit is brand new, I would suggest everyone pull their hub caps and check the grease caps for damage. I will be pulling the remaining caps to check out the other 3 grease caps.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-29-2014, 07:57 PM   #2
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When I spoke to the mechanic who fixed the cap, he told me this is pretty common on all trailers. When the trailers are shipped to Forest River, the caps stick out, get banged around and often never replaced before the wheel is installed. The the unit is shipped. Who really checks these?
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:10 PM   #3
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This is irritating to me so I can only imagine how you must have felt. Thanks for sharing your experience with this.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:13 PM   #4
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Well I'm glad the dust cover knocked out the hub cap so I could discover it. It would have really been hairy on a 2000 mile trip, with bearing grease leaking out of the axle then locking up and causing a huge issue on the side of the road.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:17 PM   #5
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Many members have found the Grease Zerks rolling around inside the rubber caps. Youroo!!
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:20 PM   #6
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Oh wonderful. Just another thing to check when I pull the hub caps.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:21 PM   #7
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Worse yet here is a wheel on (Backwards) getting ready to leave the F/R plant to a Dealer! Youroo!!
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OMG. Does Forest River have any quality control? I imagine all manufacturers are about the same but really? A wheel on backwards? Must have been a new guy on a Monday morning hangover. We have done some crazy stuff over our years but I really can't wrap my head around installing a wheel the wrong way. That's a new one for me.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:36 PM   #9
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Someone posted the other day that his TT arrived with 16" tires on one side, and 15" on the other side. (SMH)
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there is absolutely nothing anyone could say or post about a new trailer that would surprise me anymore...

if someone took thier trailer off the lot and it transformed into optimus prime i MIGHT be a LITTLE surprised......maybe.....
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