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Old 08-22-2017, 12:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation Lippert brake seal failure

We bought a 2017 339FLQS last Oct. On our way home from Florida in July, the brakes on the Eagle seemed little to none. My better half pulled the first wheel to find grease everywhere and to our dismay all 4 wheels were the same!! I know Grand Design owners are struggling with this issue too. So please keep you eyes open.
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Old 08-22-2017, 12:13 PM   #2
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Do you have EZ Lube bearings?
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Did someone/anyone service your bearings before/after you bought it?
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Sounds like someone used the EZ To Overload Lube System and blew the seals.
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I do not have nor do I support the use of EZ lube bearings however, I proactively pulled all my wheels shortly after bringing my trailer home land replaced all the factory installed bearings and seals with Timkens.

I found 1 bearing nearly dry with the castle nut very over-tightened, 2 were OK and the fourth one had so much grease it was just starting to leak past the seal.
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I had brake problems with my new rig. The problem was grease contamination. I never put a grease gun on it. Jayco paid for the repairs under warranty.
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China seals and bearings is what Lippert uses. Very common failure. Like I always preach, dump the china seals and bearings and never use the EZ lube.

Be sure your non china seals are double lipped and spring loaded.

Use name brand full synthetic high temp wheel bearing grease.


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Old 08-22-2017, 01:00 PM   #8
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Yes it has EZ lube. Nothing was done to them prior to the failure. We contacted Jayco and we told we had to contact Lippert. We contacted lippert and they authorized new seals and back plate assemblies. Good luck in our area finding certified tech to replace under warranty. We could not safely tow it anywhere so we cleaned repacked and replaced all seals. Waiting to hear if lippert will sent us new back plates.
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I do not have nor do I support the use of EZ lube bearings however, I proactively pulled all my wheels shortly after bringing my trailer home land replaced all the factory installed bearings and seals with Timkens.

I found 1 bearing nearly dry with the castle nut very over-tightened, 2 were OK and the fourth one had so much grease it was just starting to leak past the seal.
I have had EZ lube bearings on my last (2) Rv's and they have worked perfectly. I have followed the instructions- turning tire and slowly adding grease- hand pump grease gun only !
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I have had EZ lube bearings on my last (2) Rv's and they have worked perfectly. I have followed the instructions- turning tire and slowly adding grease- hand pump grease gun only !
I use them too with the same caution. I cleaned an repacked by hand recently and after 3 years of service I found all was well. Replaced seals and am good to go.
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