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Old 04-29-2016, 11:07 AM   #1
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Anyone prefer a special grease for their steering joints?
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I simply use a good heavy duty grease that has moly in it.
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Same grease you use on all of the grease fitting.
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This is what I use:
Valvolineā„¢ Crimson Grease : Product Catalog - ValvolineĀ®
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I would use what the manufacture prefers.
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I would use what the manufacture prefers.
I would if I knew. I was hoping maybe someone would know and I wouldn't have to do the research.
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Greasing zerk fittings on these coaches is not rocket science. Some greases are better than others. A few minutes research on the net will reveal some better quality ones that are redilly available in many auto parts stores etc. Usually, but not always, a higher priced grease is a better quality one with better traits.

I've done the "tacky" test many times in auto parts stores. If they have various types etc. in front of me on the shelf and, they're all in a tube, I get a paper towel and simply remove the plastic cap and, touch the grease with a finger. Then, squeeze it between two fingers. If it's not very tacky and feels like it won't provide protection, I wipe off my fingers and, move to the next one.

Then, I also read all the specs on each tube which, once you've read one, the specs usually are very similar on each different brand. In the end, I usually end up with:

Pack of 10 14 5oz Tubes of Lucas Oil 10005 Red 'N' Tacky Grease | eBay

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I've used that same grease in every possible lube point in every vehicle/boat/trailer/RV/Motorcycle that I've owned and, so far, nothing has ever worn out. But, I lube things often so, I'd just about bet that I could use any grease and all of it would survive.
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Greasing zerk fittings on these coaches is not rocket science. Some greases are better than others. A few minutes research on the net will reveal some better quality ones that are redilly available in many auto parts stores etc. Usually, but not always, a higher priced grease is a better quality one with better traits.



I've done the "tacky" test many times in auto parts stores. If they have various types etc. in front of me on the shelf and, they're all in a tube, I get a paper towel and simply remove the plastic cap and, touch the grease with a finger. Then, squeeze it between two fingers. If it's not very tacky and feels like it won't provide protection, I wipe off my fingers and, move to the next one.



Then, I also read all the specs on each tube which, once you've read one, the specs usually are very similar on each different brand. In the end, I usually end up with:



Pack of 10 14 5oz Tubes of Lucas Oil 10005 Red 'N' Tacky Grease | eBay



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I've used that same grease in every possible lube point in every vehicle/boat/trailer/RV/Motorcycle that I've owned and, so far, nothing has ever worn out. But, I lube things often so, I'd just about bet that I could use any grease and all of it would survive.

Thanks Fired Up. I've done my own auto maintenance growing up but as I've gotten a little older I typically don't much any more but with the MH I'm willing. That is why I was wondering what others might use. Thanks for your input I will see what's on the shelve at the auto parts stores.


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I use waterproof "blue" grease to lube everything I own; farm equipment, tractors, pickups, autos, MH, you get the drift, for the obvious benefit.
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I just did the lube on the coach and used what the manufacturer recommended. The information was easy to find. I have used the Lucas red-n-tacky in other applications but chose to use recommended in this case. When I had a boat I used the waterproof in the boat and trailer applications but in reading the freight liner lubrication requirements recently, it said not to use the waterproof.

My new pneumatic Lincoln gun made the job a lot easier since I wasn't built with 3 hands. For this wondering it has a variable trigger and I was able to get grease from all the caps on the drive shaft universals by going slow. I had a manual gun ready incase I couldn't get the grease to all caps but this gun worked great.
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Did the oil change and lube today. Used the Lucas EP #2 Red and Tacky, it met the requirements which actually aren't very specific. Thirteen zerks including the drive shaft.


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