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Old 04-10-2015, 08:10 PM   #1
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Ok I have another question for you,on my 2015 228,what grease do u use for the 2 grease fitting's on the main tubes under the camper that the winch cable runs though.The book didn't say what type.I want to pick some up so I have it and going to get some bearing grease 2..
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:37 PM   #2
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I asked the owner/head tech at Roberts where I purchased the 228 and he said the same as I use on my axles and said that synthetic is ok. Just need to be greased. So, I use Royal Purple Ultra Performance....


Now, for worm gear and worm (in the powerwinch housing) I use an extreme pressure lithium complex grease with a NLGI #2 thickness rating. And I add grease through the hole about twice a year, or more often if it looks low.

After two years; no problems.
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I think that almost any auto grease would perform well for what is needed on a pop up. There really is nothing that is too demanding. You just want something that will provide some lubrication to the parts.

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I think that almost any auto grease would perform well for what is needed on a pop up. There really is nothing that is too demanding. You just want something that will provide some lubrication to the parts.

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I have to disagree, I bought two tubes of High Temp axle grease one was red and the other black colored.

The red one leached out of the tube before I could put it in the grease gun.

The black colored one leaked out of the grease gun under pressure.

Both tubes were bought at Auto zone.

I would not use either on my unit.
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Then use any automotive grease....
But the worm gear grease is noted and specific. But....
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I have to disagree, I bought two tubes of High Temp axle grease one was red and the other black colored.

The red one leached out of the tube before I could put it in the grease gun.

The black colored one leaked out of the grease gun under pressure.

Both tubes were bought at Auto zone.

I would not use either on my unit.
Is there a name for that scientific test?

I've bought hundreds of tubes of grease for grease guns, even bulk grease and it all leaches out of either the tube or the gun itself over time. Oil even leached out of the old paper containers years ago.
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I ended up with Mystik JT-6 Hi Temp NLGI #2 from tractor supply for the wheel bearings and a Lithium complex NLGI grade 2 hi temp extreme pressure for the tubes for the cables. Going to open her up tomorrow and grease her up and do the lift posts also..don't think the factory did much of greasing it up cause one lift post drops after lowering down and makes a noise and after reading what everybody says on here it's common when dry...So we went camping for the first time last weekend and loved it until that middle section drop and I was like what the hell it's falling apart already.
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I'm with Vinmaker. Expensive synthetic grease is simply overkill for this application. Regular bearing grease will work fine.
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Is there a name for that scientific test?

I've bought hundreds of tubes of grease for grease guns, even bulk grease and it all leaches out of either the tube or the gun itself over time. Oil even leached out of the old paper containers years ago.
Test?
No test has been conducted.
Perhaps you need to take a siesta.

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