Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-13-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 14
Leaking grease caps

I have a dust cap on one of my wheels that seems to be leaking grease and muddying up my rims. Can you use silicone on them to help stop the leak?
I've cleaned the cap area when it was off and made sure it was seated right when hammering it back on.
Any ideas? thanks
__________________

__________________
hmcfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-13-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Gocoffeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,137
HMC...there are all kinds of dust caps and dust cap seals available for your bearing covers. Plus... different greases that can be used if your grease is not staying solid and is dripping out. Here is just one link to a company that is dust cap and seal central....hope this helps
Wheel Hubs, Bearings & Grease Seals at Trailer Parts Superstore
__________________

__________________
Craig Gosselin
1994 Fleetwood 33H
1995 Fleetwood 30H (parts vehicle)
Gocoffeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 14
Thanks I've ordered a new cap to see if that helps. I was using Lucas red grease and it doesn't leak from the other 3 wheels. We will see if the new cap works.
__________________
hmcfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013, 11:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Langley. BC, Canada
Posts: 677
New or older unit? Are you certain it is grease? The reason I ask is that our last TT had brakes that did not work well from the day we bought it (new). We had black stuff radiating out from the center cap. It took a year to get fixed and when the dealer finally took the drums off, they found cosmoline on the internal parts that had contaminated everything. Cosmoline is a protective coating for bare metal parts that is supposed to be removed at the factory before they put together the wheel/brake assemblies.
__________________
Gil & Deb & Dougal the Springer Spaniel
2014 KZ Spree 262RKS & Ford F250 supercab V10 4x4 LB
Langley, B.C.
myredracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 11:55 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bartlesville Oklahoma
Posts: 1,222
Bearing heating up on that axel?
__________________
1996 Damon DayBreak 454 P37 Chassis
Lifemember is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 12:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Tony Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Peru heading for Brasilia, Brazil
Posts: 2,122
or a brake dragging.

Go for a 10 mile drive - or even less and see if one hub is getting much hotter than the others.
__________________
Tony Lee - International Grey Nomad. Picasa Album - Travel Map
RVs. USA - Airstream Cutter; in Australia - MC8 40' DIY Coach conversion & OKA 4x4 MH; in Germany - Hobby Class C; in S America - F350 with 2500 10.6 Bigfoot camper
Tony Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 3,465
I agree with Lifemember, if you have 1 of 4 leaking, there could be a problem. The bearings could be going bad, out of adjustment(either too tight or too loose), something faulty in the brakes, or tootight on the adjustment.
I would pull that hub and drum off, closely clean and inspect the bearings and seal, also the brakes to make sure everything is the way it should be. Then repack and reassemble and properly adjust the brakes and bearings.
Frank
__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 09:16 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,232
Have you just pumped grease into the axle or actually removed bearings and packed them correctly?
__________________
jesilvas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 07:16 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Tony Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Peru heading for Brasilia, Brazil
Posts: 2,122
First find out what is causing the problem (bearings or brakes dragging), THEN pull things apart and fix the cause.
__________________

__________________
Tony Lee - International Grey Nomad. Picasa Album - Travel Map
RVs. USA - Airstream Cutter; in Australia - MC8 40' DIY Coach conversion & OKA 4x4 MH; in Germany - Hobby Class C; in S America - F350 with 2500 10.6 Bigfoot camper
Tony Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
leak



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.