pudding in the hubs
Im shure this has been covered a few times already but im going to say it again. Use the correct grease if you pack your own wheel bearings!
I just bought my 5-th wheel at a farm auction. Got it dirt cheap. People were there to buy tractors not campers.
I got it home and had a hot hub. So I jacked it up and took it apart. I knocked the bearing buddies off and the grease just kind of dripped out like pudding.
They used corn head grease. Corn head grease is a very thin grease used in the gearboxes on the corn head attachment on John Deere combines. Its made to turn into oil when it warms up. It is essentally a very very thick oil that comes in a grease gun tube.
So I just went and got all new bearing, seals, and threw away the bearing buddies and put on shiny new dust caps.
Oh and i found the reason for the hot hub. the bearing buddy pushed that thin grease through the seal and coated the brake shoes with oil and made it hang up.
93 Jayco RK 325
07 Chevy classic crew cab long box LBZ Duramax
Farmer, Trucker, Equipment operator, Mechanic