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Old 07-26-2014, 06:30 PM   #29
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Have you ever heard of this kind of system on a RV?


Yes, but not very common. Teton had them, I know for sure.

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Check your TV's manual but I believe you will find there is no maintenance recommended for wheel bearings. In nearly all modern vehicles the bearings are in a sealed cartridge. Not serviceable. Unless you have a 1948 truck.

I have a 2000 model F350, four front wheel bearings.

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Unless a seal goes bad on good bearings, and they are packed correctly, you'll need to replace the brakes before repacking. Pulling them and inspecting is the preventive maintenance; not repacking.

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Old 07-27-2014, 07:14 AM   #31
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Dexter recommends (pg 84) inspection and re-packing every 12 mo or 12K mi. Inspection includes removal of old grease with a "suitable solvent", so naturally re-packing goes along with it. Another reason to do it is to inspect your brakes and drums. I found an adjuster spring broken loose and floating freely inside the drum. There was some grooving from it. I called Dexter and they shipped me a whole new brake and hub assembly, no charge. I was well beyond my warranty. I had the old one turned and carry it and a couple extra bearing sets, in the aft toolbox in the garage.

If you haven't read the Dexter O&M, it is very informative and gives step by step instructions for about everything you need to know concerning their brakes, axles, and bearings.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:22 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by jesilvas View Post

I have a 2000 model F350, four front wheel bearings.
I stand corrected. This is a good example of the value of online forums like iRV2. They help keep trouble makers, like me, in check.

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There have been a few problems with EZ-Lube as with anything else. But most people are able to utilize the EZ-Lube feature with no problems as long as they follos the directions. Be easy when pumping the grease and rotate the tires. I only use synthetic grease as it is way better than anything else and only costs a little more. I have had two TT with EZ-Lube and have never had a problem. I have had the bearings repacked when I'm supposed to and the bearings and brakes were always perfect. But you won't know this for sure unless you check! EZ-Lube is great, but doesn't replace proper maintenance. Part of the equation is to have a professional mechanic not only inspect and repack the bearings, but to take a look at the hubs, spindles, seals, brakes, axles, hangers, shackles, leaf springs, etc. Just pumping grease through the EZ-Lube axles does none of this. I have had many problems found over the years other than the bearings by repacking bearings.

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