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Huntindog

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Posted: 10/27/20 04:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just looked at the maintenence schedule on Dexters site.

It states that annual inspection of the bearings is REQUIRED.
Since an inspection means you gotta disasemble it..... You might as well hand pack them at that time....Which means that the EZ lube feature is worthless. All downsides and no upsides.



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Huntindog wrote:

I just looked at the maintenence schedule on Dexters site.

It states that annual inspection of the bearings is REQUIRED.
Since an inspection means you gotta disasemble it..... You might as well hand pack them at that time....Which means that the EZ lube feature is worthless. All downsides and no upsides.


Yeah you’re right! And while you have them out wash them before the fresh high heat grease goes in.

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Posted: 11/02/20 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I repack my bearings annually. Its not hard. While you have systems with zerk fittings to put in a few squirts, you could also have a leaking seal that your not aware of. You could also be greasing your brake pads. You can pay about $50 a wheel or do it yourself. I carry extra bearings and brake assembly's one right one left. Experience is when you stuck hundreds of miles from home with a brake issue and have to fix it in the campground, driving many miles to get to a parts store. Not fun.

I use Kendell 427 Blu High Temp grease. Carry a couple tubes as well as the grease tub, plus extra bearings and seals. This year I broke down for $10 and bought a bearing packer to speed it up. You can Youtube and see videos to teach. When I turn the key I dont want to think about it and enjoy the ride. An ounce of prevention in the beginning of the season goes a long way to an enjoyable trip.

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Posted: 11/02/20 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

EZ lubes are here, they have been here for a long time and will remain here.

If you do not like them, do it the old way, if you worry or fret about it, do it the old way.

If you are like the majority you will use the EZ lubes as directed or take your trailer to a service center or dealer, who will use them as directed.

Just like winterizing or doing the brakes, there are as many opinions about how to do it, as people doing it.

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Huntindog wrote:

Do not use a grease gun on your axles.
In order to use this zerk feature, and completely purge the old grease out (maybe) it would take almost 4 tubes of grease at each greasing.... And it would most likely get past the inner seals and onto the brakes.
That creates quite a mess... Just don't do it.


DITTO!!!!

Watch this video about EZ Lube axles.


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