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Old 08-13-2016, 09:53 PM   #1
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Grease spread on my rims

I have a brand new 2016 jayflight 267bhs xls, and took it out on the road for a about a 200 mile each way trip. I get back home today and noticed both rims on the drivers side have grease sprayed on the rims from the high speeds. The other rims on the other side are nice and clean. I am not sure what this could mean, is it serious? It's a brand new unit... any thoughts?
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Probably to much grease in the bearings which pushed the back seal out. It might have ruined the brake shoes. But you only will know by disassembly of the hubs.
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:26 PM   #3
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Uh oh... that doesn't sound good.. I have a trip over labor day, do I need to get it looked at before that?
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Uh oh... that doesn't sound good.. I have a trip over labor day, do I need to get it looked at before that?
Yes you should. If the rear seal is blown it is very likely you have grease on the shoes which means no brakes on that side of the trailer.
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:34 PM   #5
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Okay, thanks you so much for the replies
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:43 PM   #6
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Uh oh... that doesn't sound good.. I have a trip over labor day, do I need to get it looked at before that?
If your trailer is under warranty and your not a long way away from the dealer I would take it to them and have them check the bearing grease seals in the back of the hubs. Could be over greased as already posted or could be defective seals.

If your mechanically inclined it is no big deal to check them yourself. You could probably pull and check both wheels in an hour or less. Since it doesn't sound like you have lots of miles on it I doubt your brakes are ruined. If they have some grease on them and don't appear to be saturated you can clean that grease off with the red can of Brakekleen brake cleaning spray.

There is another thread on here about packing bearings that has some pictures and basic instructions. You can also probably find it on YouTube, it's not hard to do.

But with it basically being new it would not hurt to have the dealer check the bearings especially if your not familiar with it.
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I will have to take it in, thank you so much. I am learning a ton, this is my first trailer.
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Is the grease on the inside or outside of the rim? The friends we camped with a couple weeks ago had a new jayco and I noticed grease on two of his rims. It was on the outside and looked to be coming from the dust caps.
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Is the grease on the inside or outside of the rim? The friends we camped with a couple weeks ago had a new jayco and I noticed grease on two of his rims. It was on the outside and looked to be coming from the dust caps.
This is another consideration and it happened on one of mine. If the rubber plug is not installed correctly grease can leak out onto the wheel on the outside of the rim.
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I've seen many folks have this problem both inside and outside the wheels but usually on boat trailers where they are using the "EZ Lube" feature where they utilize a zerk fitting to drive grease into and water out of the bearings after the wheels were submerged. They just keep pumping grease not realizing they are filing the entire hub.

I don't really get the purpose of having that setup on an RV. Not sure if the OP has it or not, the thought just came to me though.
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