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Old 04-17-2018, 09:22 PM   #1
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Front bearings floating in oil.

Just changed out the front wheel grease to oil. Saw someone at Quartzsite who did this to their rig. Don't remember their name, but I liked the idea. No more packing the bearings in grease. Might pick up a tenth of a mile. One other item that was improved was the "basket" hanging under the motor to prevent rocks from getting jettisoned by the fan into the rear of the radiator. It was only held up by a couple of bolts welded to the frame. Unfortunately going up a driveway into a gas station I hit it on a entrance curb and of course it broke off. I had to use a bungee cord to hold it up until I got home. Had 4 new mounting points welded to the frame to hold it up. The original factory ones rusted out and that is probably why one snapped off. While under the coach my mechanic noted that the front brake adjuster was off by about 1/2 inch the adjuster should be no longer then 1 inch before the brakes are applied. You could get fined if it is inspected and more than 1 inch of play before brake is energized. I forgot what the unit is called that is air operated and does the "job". I'm sure someone here can explain what I'm trying to say better.
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The air operated item is a brake chamber and the arm which it is connected to that was adjusted is a slack adjuster. You should only be fined if you are operating your RV for commercial purposes and stopped by a DOT officer for an inspection.
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Thanks BigLar you are right. Still a good idea to have the proper legal adjustment.
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:17 AM   #4
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Your front wheels were packed with grease? Not an oil bath?

What size tires do you have?
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Yes they were packed in "grease " that has been upgraded to "oil". 80Rx275x22.5
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Thanks BigLar you are right. Still a good idea to have the proper legal adjustment.
Yes sir.....I agree. Adjusting those slack adjusters is a very simple procedure. Almost everything in the past 20 years should be self adjusting but not 100% sure what ya have. If there us a 7/16" size nut on the back then it should be self adjusting. Mine are all self adjusting but I like my brakes kinda on the tight side. I adjust them every time I get under there to grease everything.
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Yes they were packed in "grease " that has been upgraded to "oil". 80Rx275x22.5
Always thought 22.5 came with oil, learn something new on here all the time.

Did you have to modify the the bearing area to hold oil?
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Always thought 22.5 came with oil, learn something new on here all the time.

Did you have to modify the the bearing area to hold oil?
On the outboard side, you have to install an "oil hub cap" like this stemco https://www.finditparts.com/products...kaAq5_EALw_wcB

and on the inboard side you replace the "grease seal" with an "oil seal".
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Every DP I've owned (3) since 2000 has had oil bath front bearings. Easy to service too. Pop the center cover off and check the oil level.
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Washington State and a member of the NRA? There are some great people in Washington! LOL!
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