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Old 07-31-2016, 11:29 AM   #11
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I am fixing to order these center caps from Etrailer. As mention before it looks to be almost impossible to get rubber cover back on the hub through the little hole. For $9.00 bucks it looks like it will save a lot of time.

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Old 07-31-2016, 01:07 PM   #12
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Hate to hijack this but can bearing buddys but used on a TT
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:09 PM   #13
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yes,

still better to hand pack.
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:37 PM   #14
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Don't think they will work with ez lube hubs. The hubs already have grease fittings.
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:04 PM   #15
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Don't believe you can have both. And if you search for bearing buddies you will find many do not like them; whereas, the EZ-lube and Ultra-lube, many (like me) have had great experiences with them.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:06 PM   #16
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Don't think they will work with ez lube hubs. The hubs already have grease fittings.
My wildwood doesn't have ez lube type axles, just the old style. Wanting a quick way to lube an extra time during the season without taking apart.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:59 PM   #17
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Just did this on our 5th wheel. The problem with the cap was that you can't reach in to wipe the excess grease off the hub. That excess grease will spin out as you travel making an awful mess. Another issue is getting the rubber cap back on the hub after greasing. Do yourself a favor and take the time to take the wheels off and then grease.
Got it done this weekend. First attempt with white cover on was as described above. Although it can be done it is much easier with cover off. The rubber cap is almost impossible to get on with the white cap still on. Ended up doing both with wheel off.

Thanks for everyones advice. I got them greased and will do a proper repack when I have sufficient time in September.

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Old 08-02-2016, 11:36 AM   #18
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Did mine for first time this morning, took about an hour. I removed the wheels to get the white plastic cap off and to get to rubber hub cover, replacing them with center caps that go on the outside of wheel. Took one 14oz tube of bearing grease to get them both done. Dealer said they did it when I bought it last year, but now I have peace of mine knowing for sure it was done.
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still better to hand pack.


Totally agree. This ez-lube stuff is nonsense. It is inadequate and a total waste of lube. Can also cause seal and brake issues.

Without pulling the hub and inspecting, you don't know the condition of things.

A proper hand-pack will serve you well for A LOT of miles.


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Totally agree. This ez-lube stuff is nonsense. It is inadequate and a total waste of lube. Can also cause seal and brake issues.

Without pulling the hub and inspecting, you don't know the condition of things.

A proper hand-pack will serve you well for A LOT of miles.


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And I will disagree as someone who has had great success with the Ultra-lube system on the AL-KO axle. And personally, don't know anyone who has had a problem; if done correctly.

But we all have different opinions on this system and is starting to be like Ford vs. Chevy vs. Ram, etc.
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