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Old 03-12-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Surveyor wheel bearing grease

I am doing a little spring maintenance on my TT and was pretty sure what grease to use in the hubs for the bearings but called Forest River to verify I was correct. They confirmed my best guess and told me to use a Lithium complex #2 grease. Just though I would pass along the information if anyone is interested.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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I use Red & Tacky #2 by Lucas products. I checked all of the stats recommended by Lippert Axles, and this met or exceeded the number. My axles run nice and cool.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #3
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They confirmed my best guess
and told me to use a Lithium complex #2 grease.
yes we learn with time
paying just a little extra
is usually well worth the price
when we got a mechanic at work
that truly knew his stuff
from then on
the City only bought the quality grease
but
as I also noticed from
my experience as an equip tec
regarding some of our operators
any grease
is better than none
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:18 AM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up! That is an area that sometimes gets overlooked.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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Thanks for the heads up! That is an area that sometimes gets overlooked.
Yea, it gets overlooked until you are sitting on the side of the road with locked up wheel due to failure of the bearing. I've been there done that and don't want to do it again.

@ Mountainmanbob: I do agree that any grease is better than none but some types of grease don't really play well together and sometimes the wrong type will get you by but cause headaches later. I've been in industrial maintenance for 20+ years and this has got me a few times.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:54 PM   #7
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I'm sure there are tons of products out there that will do the job; but this is useful information. I've been using NAPA's best wheel bearing grease. Hubs are nice and cool; even on long, hot tows at freeway speeds. The big deal is "grease your hubs frequently".
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #8
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Mine has the grease zerks in the hubs... But the dealer said don't use them. He said they're having a lot of problems with the grease going where it shouldn't... into the brakes... yikes!!!

Anyone else know about this problem? Couldn't I just take the drum off and make sure when using the grease gun?
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Couldn't I just take the drum off and make sure when using the grease gun?
If you take the drum off, then you won't be greasing the bearings, as the bearings come off with the drum. Push grease through the zerk, and it is just gonna come out the holes in the back of the spindle.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #10
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I recently purchased a 2007 SV-235RS. I love the trailer, and have use it quite a bit in the last 4 months. Can anyone point me towards a step by step or how-to on repacking these bearings? It's been at least 13 years since I've had to do that on a trailer, and I'm a little foggy.

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Do you have the EZ-Lub hubs? If so, I'd just use those. It's a zerk in the middle of the hub. I've got approximately 25,000 miles on my Surveyor and that's all I ever do. The hubs run nice and cool.
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Where does one get the #2 Bearing grease mentioned above? I checked on the AutoZone site, and didn't see it. Maybe Napa?

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Where does one get the #2 Bearing grease mentioned above? I checked on the AutoZone site, and didn't see it. Maybe Napa?

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Ask for type 2 Lithium tube grease with a minimum 440 degree drop point.
Every auto store stocks a brand with these characteristics.

NAPA carries:
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:19 PM   #14
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Personal preference Lucas RedNTacky
Info at Products : Lucas Oil & http://www.lucasoil.com/images/media..._RedNTacky.pdf
This may help in understanding what to look for :
http://www.reliabilityweb.com/art04/..._of_grease.pdf
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