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Old 05-02-2014, 05:40 PM   #11
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Bearing Buddy's DO NOT BELONG on trailers with brakes. They will push grease past the seals onto the brakes. Ez Lube axles do not do this, the excess grease comes out the front.
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:06 PM   #12
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How do I know which axles I have?

I bought my 2006 Shamrock 23SS used and it came with no paperwork. Which do I have or how can I tell? I want to do maintenance before heading out later in June.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:18 PM   #13
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I bought my 2006 Shamrock 23SS used and it came with no paperwork. Which do I have or how can I tell? I want to do maintenance before heading out later in June.
Is there a metal data plate or sticker with manufacture and part number on your axle?
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:37 PM   #14
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I bought my 2006 Shamrock 23SS used and it came with no paperwork. Which do I have or how can I tell? I want to do maintenance before heading out later in June.
Pull the hubcaps and look. If you see a rubber cap, pull it and you will see a zerk. If you see a full metal cap, you will have to pull it, and take the hub off to grease.
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I bought my 2006 Shamrock 23SS used and it came with no paperwork. Which do I have or how can I tell? I want to do maintenance before heading out later in June.
I would think that you had al-ko axles. Do you have a black rubber plug over them? If so they are. You will have zerk fitting behind that if you do, Pump some 400 degree grease from napa in them until it comes out, then just wipe the excess off and you are done. Buy Red Lukas. it meets the specs.
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gljurczyk and OldCoot,

Thanks for the assist. I am new at this so I really appreciate the help. Concerning the other reply....informative and obnoxious all at the same time. Impressive!

Okay, that came out a little over the top but I couldn't resist.
Just having fun.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:59 PM   #17
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I just got a quote from my local RV retailer for repacking my bearings. The cost would be $240 plus tax or $60/wheel. Seems that's reasonable. I'll likely have the brake pads/calipers checked out while they're in there.
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I just got a quote from my local RV retailer for repacking my bearings. The cost would be $240 plus tax or $60/wheel. Seems that's reasonable. I'll likely have the brake pads/calipers checked out while they're in there.
That's a very important task, and if not performed well can ruin your day. Why not get a quote from a local shop that specializes in brakes and bearings? There's a couple of chains. Would give me piece of mind, I'm sure you also.
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Good idea! Places like Goodyear and Gateway I've found don't like to deal with anything they can't put on a rack. I will check a couple out.

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I just got a quote from my local RV retailer for repacking my bearings. The cost would be $240 plus tax or $60/wheel. Seems that's reasonable. I'll likely have the brake pads/calipers checked out while they're in there.
That really is not a bad price to do. I don't think you will get it cheaper anywhere. That's only $60.00 bucks an hour my dealer will charge $90.00 per hour. Should take about an hour a wheel or so to do it right. And you are correct have them check everything while they are off and also have them adjust them if they are not the self adjusting type......I would go for it.......
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