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Old 05-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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wheel bearings

we have a 2002 26' Citation t.t. - wondering how many miles i can put on it before having the bearings repacked - local r.v. dealer says 10,000 miles - that seems like a lot?
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:36 PM   #2
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I would add " or once a year"
It also depends on usage, brake usage (did the brakes get hot), grease used...
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I would add " or once a year"
It also depends on usage, brake usage (did the brakes get hot), grease used...

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:27 AM   #4
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Kendall blue bearing grease and hand pack your bearings. I've always checked them once a year but could have gone a few without doing anything. jmho
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it's been 2 years and just over 3,000 miles. dealer did them last time, so i'm assuming that they would use a quality grease. we're doing a 3 hours away trip soon, but i think i'll just do them before our 9 hours away trip in july.
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Sounds like you have a nice summer planned. Good luck!
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X2 on the hand packing. I would also add that you should buy a fresh tube of grease every time. The grease from the last time 2 or 3 years ago will have separated as witnessed by the oil floating on top.
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I repack once every 1 to 2 years depending on the mileage. Just think about how often bearings on cars or trucks are repacked. My truck went 95,000 miles and the bearings were in good shape. When I did the front brakes, I repacked them and put on new grease seals.

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Old 05-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #9
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Dexter Axle states 12 months or 12,000 miles.
Lippert Industries has the same intervals. pdf file
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I am starting to repack every 3,000 miles or 6 months. Also replaced my bearing buddies with plain grease caps. I do not use bearings made in China. I work out of my trailer and am on the road 6-10 months out of the year.

Over the last 5 years, I have learned "it is all about tires, wheel bearings and brakes."

Stopping to let everything cool down is good; I do not pull my trailer over 55 mph anymore. Slow is good for safety and gas mileage.
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Or use oil hubs, or use synthetic grease, much higher temp tolerance and slipperier.
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Or use oil hubs, or use synthetic grease, much higher temp tolerance and slipperier.
Oil hubs on something as small as a travel trailer?

As a side note, transport trailers have gone from grease to oil and in the last decade at least in part, to semi fluid grease.
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