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Old 05-09-2015, 05:15 PM   #1
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Greasing axles??

is there a way to get the center, metal guard off when using the zirt for the ez grease fitting?

I cut my fingers trying to get the old grease out of there

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Old 05-09-2015, 07:43 PM   #2
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Good question...Looking forward to the answer myself. On my trailer there are 2 shrouds. A larger decorative shroud and then the inner shroud where the rubber gasket goes into. I don't think you can remove the inner one. I just did this today and just left all the grease that didn't come out the shroud in there. figured it will keep water out and that is what everyone does on the videos online as well.


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Old 05-15-2015, 03:04 PM   #3
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To answer your question, I believe those caps are just pressed onto the hub. In reality, I dont know if it is necessary to stick your fingers in there to remove the old greese? If im not mistaken, the greese is pushed from the back out to the front. The old greese should just ooze out and you should be able clean it up with out sticking your fingers in the hole. It would be a good idea to check with the manufacture of that axle to find out the apropriate method of greesing it.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:38 PM   #4
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You can carefully pry of the bearing hub cab if you need to adjust or service the bearings. For greasing the EZ system just take the rubber cap off. When greasing do it slow and turn the wheel. If you don't turn the wheel it might go out the rear hub seal and enter the brake shoe area.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:38 PM   #5
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I remove the rubber plug and leave the dust caps on my EZ Lube axles and pull out the old grease with a screwdriver, if I am not removing the drum. The dust caps can come off by prying between the ridge of the dust cap and the hub. Be gentle or you may need to buy new ones.

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Old 05-20-2015, 09:45 AM   #6
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Dexter E-Z Lube Video

Here is a link to a Dexter video showing how to properly use the Dexter E-Z Lube system. Select the E-Z Lube system video. A "VIDEO" is worth a thousand words... probably more


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Ah! So that's what it's all about.

I watched the video. I now have an understanding of what regular maintenance will be like on the new TT.

Any recommendations on how often the spindle nut has to be adjusted for bearing wear?
When is bearing replacement required? (Part of repacking was seeing if the bearings were too far gone to put back)

Shouldn't I just read the manual that I tossed aside last night?
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Glad I just checked my 2015 X213 before our maiden tomorrow. They were dry! Took better than a 1/2 tube of grease to do both axels. You would think that Jayco or even the dealer would check and grease them. Don't just assume I guess.

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