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Old 03-30-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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Has anyone lubed your Axles yet? Not your suspension, but your axles....If so, do you have to pull your wheels...A tech told me you do and pack the bearings either by hand or with a bearing packer.... If so that is not considered easy because you have to change seals and you do have to know what the heck you are doing, tightening ( over or under) ya know that kind of stuff.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:25 AM   #2
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Has anyone lubed your Axles yet?¬*¬* Not your suspension, but your axles....If so, do you have to pull your wheels...A tech told me you do and pack the bearings either by hand or with a bearing packer.... If so that is not considered easy because you have to change seals and you do have to know what the heck you are doing, tightening ( over or under) ya know that kind of stuff.¬*
Just pull the rubber cap at the center of the wheel. you will see a zert fitting. pump it with grease untill you see grease coming out around the primeter of the outside bearing. clean out the old grease, when done.

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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I agree...it's pretty easy to do. I lift the trailer with the leveling system and this way I take the pressure off the suspension and the bearings. Then I spin the wheel and make sure it's turning freely. It's a short 1 beer operation.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:32 AM   #4
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Don't get too aggresive when pumping the gease into the EZ Lube axels. It is possible to force grease past the inside seal and get grease on the brakes. It's probably a good idea to lift the coach some to take pressure off the seals as Dave said.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:47 AM   #5
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The Dexter instruction on EZ Lube is to continue to turn the wheel while pumping in the grease to distribute the grease through out the bearings.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:18 AM   #6
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Wow, the lift system can get the wheel off the ground? I didn't know they were that powerful. Be nice for adjusting brakes too.
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I Have had the left side of the rig completely off the ground, not by choice, and not for long. Will make a tire change really easy.
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They said at last years rally that each ram is able to lift the coach by itself. I think they said the front ones were rated for 18,000 lbs and the rear was rated at 16000 but I'm not sure so don't quote me on this one. I have had all 4 tires in the air at one time.
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Foghat, it sounds like there is a story that goes with that comment!?

Dave, that is amazing. Do you have to block the jacks or do they have a long enough stroke without blocks?Edited by: atom ant
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They said at last years rally that each ram is able to lift the coach by itself. I think they said the front ones were rated for 18,000 lbs and the rear was rated at 16000 but I'm not sure so don't quote me on this one. I have had all 4 tires in the air at one time.

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