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Posted: 04/25/19 04:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ours was lubed (we hope) in 2014. did a 3500 mile trip to socal and back, had the engine serviced then parked it in a barn till now.
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You should get it done now if it’s been stored for 5 years. I would think under normal use once a year should be fine.


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Ours is a 2010 Itasca Suncruiser. According to the manual the chassis lube is due at every oil change. Also the PowerGear levelers require lubing at the same interval.

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Chassis lubing is soooooo.......YESTERDAY

Obsolete like doing a convergence on a color tv set

Almagard 3752 is to grease what DeOXIT D100L is to electronics cleaners.

Or Woolrich clothing is to Wal-Mart rags...

I pack bearings, After 10 years 100k miles they look like they were done yesterday. Same for ball joints, tie rod ends, driveshafts, etc.

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Yes chassis lubing is yesterday technology for most vehicles. Unfortunately not so for Ford F53 based RVs. There are 10 fittings (I think).

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If the chassis has grease fittings, they should be lubed at every oil change. Use a high quality grease and put in just enough to get the rubber boots to plump up just a little bit. Do NOT put in so much grease that you can see it come out around the boots. The boots are suppose to be a pressure system that pushes the grease back into the joint.


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Might be yesterday but yesterday lasts a long time. Today with plastic inserts and a dab of grease equals premature failure. Roads are worse, suspensions take a pounding, alemite fittings and quality teflon based synthetic grease is the recipe for longevity.

I have 23 fittings on my F350 pickup underneath. All get greased every oil change.


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Thanks everyone.
Now we need a chart to show the independent mechanic where they are for a 2006 ford chassis!

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

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Chassis lubing is soooooo.......YESTERDAY

Obsolete like doing a convergence on a color tv set

Almagard 3752 is to grease what DeOXIT D100L is to electronics cleaners.

Or Woolrich clothing is to Wal-Mart rags...

I pack bearings, After 10 years 100k miles they look like they were done yesterday. Same for ball joints, tie rod ends, driveshafts, etc.


I still have my color bar generator and my Sencor VA48 analyzer along with my Heathkit VTVM[emoticon]


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anon125 wrote:

Thanks everyone.
Now we need a chart to show the independent mechanic where they are for a 2006 ford chassis!


These might help...

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