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Old 09-19-2015, 02:52 PM   #1
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Grease wheel bearings yearly - Really???

TT and 5th wheel forums are filled with advice affirming the need to grease wheel bearings. But, since Class A's are a whole different breed, and since greasing the wheel bearings looks to be $250-$500, and since this is not a DIY project, and since it's supposed to be done yearly according to the generic MH owner's manual, it seems odd that the manufacturer would expect to owners to regularly spend this much on one maintenance item. So, why would FR stipulate yearly re-greasing? If it's that critical (which it is) why re-grease the old ones? Shouldn't they have said "replace" bearings yearly? Thoughts?

PS - if I'm going to pay this much, what else should I pay to have done to the chassis?

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Old 09-19-2015, 03:18 PM   #2
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I would refer to the chassis manufactures site, I would think every 75,000- 100,000 miles would be more accurate.

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Old 09-22-2015, 03:32 PM   #3
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I own Two little utility trailers and I do my wheel bearings every year
I think they are talking about Trailers in general
Them little wheels are spinning away back there
Your motorhome wheels are like you car or truck
I never saw a Hearse towing a Trailer
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:17 PM   #4
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If it's available based on the chassis switch to oil filled hubs and synthetic gear lube or semi fluid synthetic grease

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Old 09-28-2015, 09:44 PM   #5
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I would go by the chassis manual for a MH but there is no need to grease / pack trailer bearings annually unless they are pulled many many miles annually....


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Old 09-29-2015, 12:55 AM   #6
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Convert to wet hubs and service is as easy as removing a drain plug and then refilling with fresh gear oil through a rubber plug in the center. As long as the oil is clean and has no shiny metallic to it your bearings are good.
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