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Old 01-29-2014, 10:45 AM   #11
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Thanks for the comments on the greasing so far. I will welcome more suggestions. When you are out enjoying camping it is like out of sight out of mind until something comes up and it's to late.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:55 PM   #12
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I am a FIRM believer in Schaeffers products. IMO best there is. #2 grease and go. I think it's called #2 ultra
IF you can find a rep, Schaeffer is excellent stuff! And they have a wide variety of products. Schaeffer Oil | Synthetic Motor Oils, Engine Oils, Diesel Fuel Additives, Industrial Lubricants Manufacturer

IF you look in the Lippert trailer axle operation and service manual, it states on page 7.......


Recommended Wheel Bearing Lubrication Specifications
Grease:
Thickener Type .................................................. ............ Lithium Complex
Dropping Point .................................................. . 230C (446F) minimum
Consistency .................................................. .......................... NLGI No. 2
Additives .......................................... EP, Corrosion & Oxidation Inhibitors
Base Oil .................................................. .. Solvent Refined Petroleum Oil
Base Oil Viscosity .........................@40C (104F) 150cSt(695 SUS) Min.
Viscosity Index .................................................. .................... 80 Minimum
Pour Point .................................................. ........... -10C (14F) Minimum
Approved Sources:
Mobil Oil .................................................. ........................ Mobilgrease HP
Exxon/Standard .................................................. ..................... Ronex MP
Kendall Refining Co. .................................................. .........Kendall L-427
Ashland Oil Co. .......................................... Valvoline Val-plex EP Grease
Pennzoil Prod. Co. ....................... Premium Wheel Bearing Grease 707L
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:45 AM   #13
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Has anyone used the Red Line CV 2 grease? What are your thoughts and where to get it?
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:37 AM   #14
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I've always greased through the zerk with no problems. Just go slow and steady. It also helps if you do it on a warm day - the grease flows better and is less likely to blow out around the seal.

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Old 01-30-2014, 08:58 AM   #15
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I had the rear seals leak. Did not know till going down a steep hill and no brakes on the TT. Many people use the zerks to grease the bearing without any problem. But if the rear seals do fail you cannot see the grease the only way of knowing is when the brakes don't work. I have removed the grease fittings and not remove the hubs and bearings and repack by hand. By doing it manually you do get to inspect the condition of the bearings.
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I've always greased through the zerk with no problems. Just go slow and steady. It also helps if you do it on a warm day - the grease flows better and is less likely to blow out around the seal.
X2. I've got 30,000 miles on my trailer now with no issues. I'd grease that puppy right away. The factory doesn't always put a lot of grease in there. But I waited until 25,000 miles to repack and inspect; everything was just fine.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:43 AM   #17
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Remember your bearings are color blind. I change colors of top quality grease just so I know when I see new grease coming out of the bearing. If you hand pack, you should clean them, then pack new grease, no worry about when you have enough. It is also an open system, so if you pump slowly and spin the wheel (not at 30 mph as it hard for DW to keep up) then you should not have any pressure problem.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:37 PM   #18
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When either pumping in grease or repacking remember to also inspect your suspension especially the shackles of you have leaf spring. Mine were almost all the way worn through before I knew to check them.

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