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Old 04-05-2014, 07:48 AM   #1
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Lippert axle issues

I know several have had issues with grease seals leaking onto brakes & damaging brakes.

Found this on the Columbus RV Group FB page today. Seems the NHTSA has given Lippert and FR until May 9th to provide ALL the documentation regarding this VERY SERIOUS ISSUE!
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...4008-59099.pdf
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...4008-59098.pdf
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs...14008-6919.PDF
If you've had any issues & haven't filed a compliant with the NHTSA, it's not too late! Please go to their website and file, even if you have had the repairs done, it is imperative that we get ALL the information out there to hopefully force a recall and prevent someone from getting seriously injured and/or worse, killed. THANKS!
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Dang server errors.

Not had any problems, but do have a Lippert.
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I keep getting a "server error" on the sites.

I have a Lippert frame but have Dexter axles. I did not know that Lippert make axles.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:01 PM   #4
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Dexter is the axle supplier so I don't see the beef with Lippert. I had two failed grease seals in less than 5000 miles, but caught them while packing the wheel bearings. No big deal. More than likely those with problems have never pulled a wheel.
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The issue is failing grease seals that is allowing grease to get on the brake shoes & this causes brake failure. The brakes, backing plates, etc are Lippert. Lippert has replaced some. I posted here in case others had previously had issues or were having issues. All but one reported case was a FR product but I know Lippert products are used by most manufacturers.

This is not intended to be a Lippert bash. My intent is to share some info that may benefit someone.
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Dexter is the axle supplier so I don't see the beef with Lippert. I had two failed grease seals in less than 5000 miles, but caught them while packing the wheel bearings. No big deal. More than likely those with problems have never pulled a wheel.
I couldn't read the links cause of the 'server error' but FYI Lippert still makes their own axles. I know they bought out Dexter but I'm guessing Dexter is still building axles for the manf that were buying Dexter axles before the buyout.
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Dexter is owned by the Sterling Group, as of Nov. 1/2012. I find no connection to Lippert anywhere.
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