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Old 08-08-2016, 02:09 PM   #15
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I'm proponent of the old school way. No way to inspect the bearing for damage with the EZLube type, and unless there is a void in the axle, where does the old worn out grease go? Out the rear seal onto the brakes as others have said. Or mixed in with the new stuff, kind of defeating the purpose.
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Thanks, Good informational post. I often wondered why RV places want to do this annually. Obviously a revenue generator or under designed bearings for the purpose. . Front wheel bearings on vehicles are not done until brake jobs.
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Thanks, Good informational post. I often wondered why RV places want to do this annually. Obviously a revenue generator or under designed bearings for the purpose. . Front wheel bearings on vehicles are not done until brake jobs.
I am referring to Jelogs post.
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Thanks, Good informational post. I often wondered why RV places want to do this annually. Obviously a revenue generator or under designed bearings for the purpose. . Front wheel bearings on vehicles are not done until brake jobs.
Good Informational post Jelog. Appreciate the information.
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Too many threads on this forum from people who have pumped in too much grease and then lose their brakes. This results in a big bill to clean everything up and replace all the pads.
Do it right and pull the bearings apart once a year and do it the old school way. You won't have to worry about your brakes.

X 2 The manufacturer recommends once a year pull bearings, check , I always install new seals grease put back together and enjoy the TT for another year.
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The OP mentioned Buddy Bearings, which are made for boat trailer use. A few pumps creates a positive pressure inside the bearing hub to help keep water out during boat launch/retrieval. They are not necessary for camping trailer use and do not grease the bearings.

Regarding new axles and grease content: I bought my Voltage in early 2014. I just pulled the hubs and cleaned the bearings for the first time last month. There was plenty of grease available for the bearings telling me the Dexter people did a good assembly job. I have never added grease to the EZ Lube axles. Also the bearings still looked new.
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