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Old 03-16-2015, 01:38 PM   #21
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Check your documentation and follow the instructions. It's very simple. Had them on my old '03 hybrid trailer. Every couple of years I'd simply pump some grease in them and if it the stuff coming out looked clean, I stopped. 10 years and I never had any trouble with them. I'm following the same procedure on my X20E.
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:03 PM   #22
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Dexter video on EZ lube.
https://youtu.be/XT0RKDGgDm8

Longer video.
https://youtu.be/mh0vxu2_4Ac
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:35 PM   #23
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Dexter video on EZ lube.
https://youtu.be/XT0RKDGgDm8

Longer video.
https://youtu.be/mh0vxu2_4Ac
The Dexter video claims you can do a complete repack using the EZ Lube so is this what the techs do for a charge of $150 per axle?
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:05 PM   #24
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On our old hybrid, I serviced the bearings every two years. Even with the EZ-lubes it's still a good idea to take the whole thing apart just to see what's going on. In between the servicings, I would give the hubs a couple of squirts of fresh grease just before long trips. The short trips, I left them alone. After 10 years, still the original bearings and not one drop of grease on the brakes.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:16 PM   #25
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts.
Just looking for input as I'm new to owning a TT, since last fall. Planning a couple of long trips and probably being to cautious or as age would have it paranoid or maybe just smarter. LOL
Previously I had a1999 Coleman popup. Wasn't until 2011 that I had the bearings repacked. Only cause I was planning a long trip and long overdue. HA Ha, just a little! First 6 years we went all over the country with no issues then hung around home area (300 miles or so. Still no issues. 12 years of use first repack only thing my mechanic found was that the grease was a little dirty!
I was thinking just pump in grease get old out and let it ride!
If it works why fix it and maybe have it go wacko any way!
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:18 AM   #26
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Did the EZ lube last weekend. Grease that came out was like black soup. Replaced with Lucas 2 "red and tacky". Glad I did. Thanks for all the comments.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:05 AM   #27
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Mixing Grease

Just a quick comment; if it's the first time it's been done and you're not sure what was in there originally, I'd likely recommend getting some miles on them and then possibly doing it one more time. The only reason for this is that you don't want to mix grease types since that can speed up the breakdown process. Red n Tacky #2 (which is what I use) is a lithium grease, where you may have had an aluminum compound grease. Mixing them can cause the oils to separate, and the oil will drip out the cap (and you'll lose the properties of the grease you want). Best way to be sure is to drive them, get them to temp and mix them real good. Even when being careful to rotate the wheels a lot when putting in the new grease, it's easy insurance - doing it one more time early and sacrificing a couple tubes of grease is pretty cheap. I don't consider using the EZ lube one extra time to be sure of what I have in there to be that much work/cost at all, and it's what I do on new axles the first time I swap grease of an unknown type.

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Old 03-31-2015, 11:05 PM   #28
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Our trailer came over lubed from the factory and the brakes were full of grease. Jayco did pick up the tab about 4 months later. $1100. We bought our Montana trailer used and the seals had leaked into the brake area but hadn't reached the brakes yet. I am a firm believer of take them apart and do it by hand. I have them repacked every 5 or 6 years. How often do you have the rear wheel bearings packed on your front wheel drive car?
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The bearing buddy system has given the easylube a bad reputation.. as long as you are not using an air grease gun and don't go crazy it is a fine system... BUT you still need to check the brake pads yearly..
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I bought my trailer used. It was in like new condition. The previous owner said he gave each wheel some grease every spring. I figured I better take a look. I ended up replacing the brakes on all 4 wheels. All the grease went out through the seals none made it to the outer brgs. If your brake shoes become contaminated with grease you cannot clean them, they must be replaced. It cost me way more to replace my brakes than a brg repack would have. I'm not a fan of the EZ lube axles because of this. There is no substitute for PROPER maintenance.
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