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Old 01-22-2021, 10:03 PM   #1
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Wheel locking up/greasing buddy bearings

Have a 2020 JAYCO eagle 355, one tire locks up when braking. I normally run 8.0 gain and have had no issue , this just started today. Got it to top once I brought gain all the way to 3.5. Could something be hanging up ?Also any insight on greasing wheel bearings, just pop cover off and have at it ?
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Hi two part answer
Locking up could be the adjust has overadjusted or it could be a number of other things
Needs to be looked at by a tech since your rig is in warranty.
As for the bearing buddy
You DO NOT just pump grease in them. There is a procedure.. Wheel jacked up and you spin it while using a gentle squeeze on the grease gun on a warm hot day.
It is better to do a proper wheel off bearing inspection and lube than using the bearing buddy method in my humble opinion
Inspection for inside seal brake shoe wear and any grease in the drum.


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Wheel locking up/greasing buddy bearings

On Tapatalk so canít see what type of tow vehicle you have. 8.0 on one is different than another. I know with mine, a Chevy, I keep it at 6.5. Thereís been a few times when the trailer tires felt a little grabby. Stopping, shutting everything down and plugging in again took care of it. Iíd have a look too at all the obvious connection points near the axles.

As stated above, be cautious with the Dexter Easy Lube. Follow the procedure. Iíve done it without issue.
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Thanks - itís a F350. Iíve towed over 3k miles at 8.0 . Iíll see what it does when I leave campground on Tuesday
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If it were me, I would remove the problem drum and inspect it. Could be a host of problems: metal to metal, shorted magnet, obstruction between drum and magnet broken parts, etc. My live cargo in my TV is to valuable to chance it.
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If one wheel locks up, take the suggested step to remove the drum for inspection.
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