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Old 05-19-2016, 07:44 AM   #11
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Thanks, I was thinking the same thing. My breaks are set to strong and it was hottest when I got home with a lot of breaking.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:17 AM   #12
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I feel I got the grease in the bearings very good. I did tighten while turning hub and then backed the nut off and finger tight. I controller is set to strong and will turn it down. How do you test the breakaway switch? I've always woundered that.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:30 AM   #13
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I feel I got the grease in the bearings very good. I did tighten while turning hub and then backed the nut off and finger tight. I controller is set to strong and will turn it down. How do you test the breakaway switch? I've always woundered that.
Test the breakaway switch:
1. Hitch up and move the trailer a few feet
2. yank the lanyard to pull the pin
3. try and move the rig.

If #3 requires way more pressure on the gas pedal than usual, everything is OK. Put the pin back in the switch and drive off. Confident that if you have 2 failures (drop off the ball AND the chains break) the trailer will stop.

If you can move the rig the same as always, something is not doing it's job! Get it fixed as soon as possible.

If you can't do #2 (that didn't come out right) then replace the switch and re-test.
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:16 PM   #14
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Not to hijack the thread but...

I was planning on using the ez lube to refresh the grease in my bearings. I ordered a grease gun and grease online. Ended up ordering Lucas x-tra heavy duty grease. Now that it is here I am realizing that it is not a lithium grease but something else that is green.

Should I be concerned about compatibility issues? I am not sure what type of grease is in there currently-most likely factory grease.
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Not to hijack the thread but...

I was planning on using the ez lube to refresh the grease in my bearings. I ordered a grease gun and grease online. Ended up ordering Lucas x-tra heavy duty grease. Now that it is here I am realizing that it is not a lithium grease but something else that is green.

Should I be concerned about compatibility issues? I am not sure what type of grease is in there currently-most likely factory grease.
That grease should be just fine. Rated for everything including high speed bearings.
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:30 AM   #16
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You should be concerned about compatibility. Both the base oil and the thickener must be compatible. You can't typically mix mineral oils and synthetic oils. Also, mixing different thickeners is generally an issue. You can find compatibility charts online.
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Not to hijack the thread but...

I was planning on using the ez lube to refresh the grease in my bearings. I ordered a grease gun and grease online. Ended up ordering Lucas x-tra heavy duty grease. Now that it is here I am realizing that it is not a lithium grease but something else that is green.

Should I be concerned about compatibility issues? I am not sure what type of grease is in there currently-most likely factory grease.
If you can get a sample of both greases and mix them together. They should mix completely to a smooth consistency of the same color. If they don't they are not compatible.
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If you can get a sample of both greases and mix them together. They should mix completely to a smooth consistency of the same color. If they don't they are not compatible.
This is very helpful. Thanks!
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