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Old 07-09-2015, 05:39 PM   #21
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First of all I agree with Brad, no way do you have Dexter axles or brakes unless you added them & second I'd not grease at all before I'd pump into those spindle zerks as you will definitely have problems then, but you must do what you must!
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:46 PM   #22
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Don't know how you intend to lube your bearings, but I would definitely advise against using the bearing buddy zerks unless you've replaced the grease seals with a better quality seal. Even then I'm fairly sure mine will be done by hand from now on.
The Falcon/Dexter connection is noted on Trailer Life site: E-Z Lube Service. From there I went to the Dexter site and downloaded the manual for my axles. There is also a you tube video that goes into detail about lubing EZ Lube axles. Blowing a seal is still a concern for me when lubing. Hopefully I will be in one piece upon arrival at the RW rally.
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I'm fairly certain Lippert & Dexters greasing procedure are identical, but Dexter uses better quality components. I greased mine once following those very same procedures you're referring to & 6 months later I replaced all 4 brake assemblies, whether I did it or not I'll never know, but I do know it won't happen again by being greased by that method.
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Also from reading these forums I would bet that your brakes are/were contaminated from the factory. When you get around to pulling the wheels to check I'd have 4 Dexter brake assemblies close by, very simple job with complete assemblies.
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It's frustrating that we have to end up repairing/replacing/upgrading basic parts of our rigs that are safety related...tires, wheels, seals, bearings, brakes! Seems to me items should meet safety standards when they are being manufactured. For a vehicle that's supposed to be "all season" for Fulltime living it seems to be coming up a little short. Don't get me wrong, I know they are put through a lot. However, they should be built to meet basic safety standards. We really like our RW; however, it seems it's a never ending process keeping it road-ready.
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It's frustrating that we have to end up repairing/replacing/upgrading basic parts of our rigs that are safety related...tires, wheels, seals, bearings, brakes! Seems to me items should meet safety standards when they are being manufactured. For a vehicle that's supposed to be "all season" for Fulltime living it seems to be coming up a little short. Don't get me wrong, I know they are put through a lot. However, they should be built to meet basic safety standards. We really like our RW; however, it seems it's a never ending process keeping it road-ready.
So much crow to eat. You guys are spot on. I crawled under my rig and noted the large Lippert label on each axle. As noted by other members EZ Lube appears to be a process and not related to Dexter. So....ooooo I will travel to the rally hoping all stays together. Thanks to all for sharing your insights with this still learning RV'er. I did carefully lube the bearings however ???????

If I need to make repairs that will be the time to change out to disk brakes and a high quality axle lube system. Seems strange to be so worried with only 500 miles on my rig and expensive repairs!!
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