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Old 03-21-2015, 11:12 PM   #1
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Easier way to grease your motorhome

I greased a lot of construction equipment over the last 45 years. It was a job that I never cared for. I still get some construction magazines and saw ad for "Lock n Lube", a grease tip that locks on the zerk. I checked it out and found it on Amazon. It is not cheap at $29.95, but for me it is well worth it. It could cost more than a lot of grease guns. I took my old tip and screwed zerk on it for an adapter when needed. You can read all about it and great reviews on Amazon.
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:22 AM   #2
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Good idea. I'm also a heavy equipment operator and have to grease the machine that I'm operating every day. It always seems to be that the grease fittings that are hard to get to or the ones that you have to stand in an awkward position to do is always the one that the tip won't stay on.

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Old 03-22-2015, 06:49 AM   #3
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LocknLubeĀ® grease gun coupler ends greasing frustration.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:48 AM   #4
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Probably not a bad idea but.....after I crawl under the engine and tranny to get at the drive line, doing the 2 joint zerks [3 if you count the slide portion] is hardly the most difficult part of the ordeal. On the front, the top zerks on the king-pins are the most difficult--mostly because they are hard to see/find--the rest are ok. Frankly, I hate greasing, doubt if these tips will resolve much of the pain for me--just saying.....I do like the pistol-grip style grease gun--it allows me to operate the gun with one hand and hold the tip with the other...
PS--I grease the drive train before every major trip--usually twice a year and the front twice a year, regardless of major trips. I must love it!!!!!!
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:49 AM   #5
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I spent my entire career being involved in heavy equipment maintenance and have always done all my own vehicle and motorhome maintenance and repairs, and as a result, have a couple of comments about this lube-n-lock contraption.

Although it is a neat idea, and would work well, providing that all the grease zerks were easy to access and orientented in such a way that there was sufficient clearance to allow this straight, long greasing mechanism to attach to the zerks.

In reality, at least for my motor home and vehicles, I see this device as a gimmick, as the orientation of most all of the zerks on my vehicles and Motorhome do not have sufficient clearance to allow this long device to be able to be attached without using a 90 degree adapter. And if you have to fiddle around with the bulky lube-n-lock device, and manipulate the 90 degree adapter to reach the hard to access zerks, I feel this will be more difficult than just using a regular conventional grease gun fitting.

I use a rechargeable battery operated grease gun, with a 36" Aeroquip 'super gem' flexible hose equipped with a 90 degree end grease fitting, and I can grease all the zerks on my vehicles and motorhome in a very timely manner, with very little effort, and don't have any issues with the grease fitting dislodging from the grease zerks.

Just sharing my personal comments.
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