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Old 06-19-2015, 05:02 PM   #15
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Go ahead and get a whole roll of the stuff. Butcher paper is great to use as throwaway dropcloths, too. My dad swore by the stuff when he ran his lawn mower repair shop.

But if you want a tube that can carry the grease gun (wrapped or not) there's always 6" galvanized stovepipe like they use on fireplaces and cast-iron stoves. You can get end caps to fit the stovepipe as well.
I like the butcher paper idea, just don't know if I can use a full roll. For working in the garage I keep several large pieces of cardboard. Softer and warmer than the concrete. I found the stovepipe at Home Depot. It's just the right size too; 6" x 22". That might be plan B. I want to check out the HF cheap toolbox first.
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:43 PM   #16
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i wrap mine in an old towel before putting it in a plastic bag.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:47 PM   #17
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I ended up buying a new one to take with me. Unopened. I figure I'll get to the "mess part" when it's time to use it. Which should be awhile.
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:50 AM   #18
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A one handed / pistol grip full size grease gun is the only one to have. LINCOLN brand. Hose swivels at each end. Filled with Schaeffers 221.

I use a milk crate lined with two lawn and leaf drum liners. Keep the gun, the oil can, and a small metal drain pan in it. A few red rags in a bag (that get thrown away after use) and that cool REDLINE axle housing fill funnel. A pair of loose cowhide/fabric gloves in another ZipLoc. Toss the crate back there somewhere on top of everything under the eight foot topper.

If towing I keep it near the tailgate to nail the Hensley every day. The oil can has synthetic ATF and a dash of acetone to use for GP lube and penetrant on exterior items.

In other words, all the oily and greasy things in one place. Joes Waterless hand cleaner and some Scott towels plus a tiny container of Dr Bronners to complete.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:09 AM   #19
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I ended up buying a new one to take with me. Unopened. I figure I'll get to the "mess part" when it's time to use it. Which should be awhile.
I've had even unopened tubes leak. One end is pull tab but the other just has that plastic cap on it. If you take one, keep the pull tab down and plastic cap up, or keep it in the freezer.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:15 AM   #20
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A one handed / pistol grip full size grease gun is the only one to have. LINCOLN brand. Hose swivels at each end. Filled with Schaeffers 221.

I use a milk crate lined with two lawn and leaf drum liners. Keep the gun, the oil can, and a small metal drain pan in it.
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If towing I keep it near the tailgate to nail the Hensley every day. The oil can has synthetic ATF and a dash of acetone to use for GP lube and penetrant on exterior items.
Those pistol type guns won't work for the boat trailer, not enough pressure for my axle. It will just spew all over the outside. I need a full sized gun and even that needs a lot of leverage. If I had a pickup, that's be great. Good old plastic bags and just leave it in the bed. Now I have an SUV so that's got to have a different solution.

If the cheap plastic tool box doesn't work out I'm going to have to make something. When it's finished, someone will come up with a great solution.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:48 AM   #21
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Those Lincolns mentioned are full size.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:54 AM   #22
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After trying a number of solutions to this messy problem, I have settled on using a dedicated plastic toolbox that is just large enough to accommodate the grease gun, spare cartridge and a few shop towels for wiping off excess grease.

We use a Hensley hitch and they recommend re-greasing the bars every 500 miles or so, and so on longer trips, I always take this along.

Before using the plastic toolbox, I always managed to get oil and grease everywhere - this works well for me.


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Old 06-20-2015, 11:58 AM   #23
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Those Lincolns mentioned are full size.
I see the full sized pistol grip, it won't work. I have to place the point of the gun on the filler which is actually part of the axle (there's no grip to it, see image), butt end on a block of wood and push hard against the axle. Then I have to push down on the lever until there's enough pressure to force the grease into the axle. Trust me, I've done this since 1994. I have to have the leverage or the grease goes everywhere but where it's supposed to.

I have a Legacy brand grease gun, similar to the Lincoln. You can get it with the pistol grip and other attachments.


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Old 06-20-2015, 12:01 PM   #24
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I got a cheap-O plastic tool box from Harbor Freight for $10, including my Fathers Day 20% discount and my free $5.99 multi-meter. Its bigger than Id like and pretty flimsy but I can put my 2 grease guns, tub o wheel bearing grease, oily rags, hand cleaner, yadda-yadda-yadda. In it and eliminate my cloth bag containing some of those things. Itll do until I figure out something else.


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Hi guys, I thought I would try to butt into this thread, looking for some bearings advise. I bought new axles for my ambassador about 2 years ago, from Andy at Inland RV, and I am getting loud screeching noises mostly when I apply the brakes but also when rolling slowly along. I thought it might be the bearings, but I know NOTHING about bearings or how to grease them. Would you guys have any resources, videos, etc to help me out? Im thinking the axle package I got is the newer , easy to grease type setup. How do I check to see if it is? How do I grease the bearings? etc? Thanks in advance. I really appreciate it!
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I bought a pistol gun specifically for the AS. It resides in a heavy zip lock bag, with extra tubes of grease in the brake actuator compartment on the tongue, along with other dirty lubricants and hardware. For you all with Batts there, I know that won't work.
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My grease gun is in the tool box, and extra cartridges are in these holders.



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