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Old 10-22-2018, 01:04 PM   #121
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Putting that much grease in an axle spindle is what leads to leaking seals and grease contaminated brake shoes and will most certainly ruin brakes. One of the leading causes of brake problems.
Unless the spindle and hub were designed to be greased that way.

Old hubs had enough room for a full pound of grease due to the way they were cast. Take a look at an EZ-Lube hub and you'll find that there's a lot less wasted space.

BTW, I lubed mine in September and just got home last night from a 4,000 mile + trip. Not a single issue with brakes.

Oh yeah, almost 10,000 miles on my "China Bombs" (Castle Rocks) and not a single issue. Freeways, back roads, Forest Service Roads, and unknown roads through the woods.

Lots of "myths" perpetuated by many that merely end up unnecessarily scaring people who are new to the world of RV'ing.

Face it, not everything remains the same as when your grand-pop taught you how to grease up axle bearings with that hard, stringy, stinky, goop that they sold back in the 40's and 50's. Follow the mfr's instructions and life will be good. Ignore them at your own risk.

Don't know about others but my trailer is a 2018 and there are small openings in the backing plate that allow me to see how much brake lining is left. Truth be known, more brake problems are caused by people removing hubs and drums that don't know what they are doing.
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