Anyone with knowledge about these disc brakes,
In my final preperations for our upcoming trip to Colorado, this moring I was checking the Trailair Equaflex suspension system andKodiak Disc Brake hubs. I removed a small 2 1/2 inch diameter cover from the center of the wheel hubs and found that inside the assemblies appear to have oil bath wheel bearings. Inside the wheel hub, there is what appears to be a 2 1/4 inch,hexagonal shaped, clear plastic screw on cover with a centered rubber plug (1 inch diameter). Both parts have Kodiak stamped on them and the clear plastic cover indicates an SAE 90 oil level.
Does anyone have experience with the Kodiak Disc Brakes? Do these in fact replace the greased wheel bearing system with an oil bath wheel bearing system? My main concern is that I can't see any evidence that there is oil in there. All SAE90 oil that I have ever seen is black and the clear hexagonal cover does not appear to be showing any oil.
The reason I also mentioned the Trailair Equalflex suspension system above is that as I was applying the grease I found that all 9 of the zerks on the left side of the trailer were loose and about 4 out of 9 on the right side were loose. Also, out 6 out of 18 were extremely difficult to get them to take grease. Just something else for every one to check.
Guy & Phyllis
2012 RW36RL,DualA/C,KodiakDiskBrakes,TrailAir Tri-Glide,GY_G614's,Mor/RydeSRE4000,HDShackles/WetBolts
2011Dodge3500Laramie,CrewCab,4x4,SRW,Michelins, LongBed,6.7LCTD,3.73,PullRiteSuper5th20.5KHitch, BlueOxBedsaver