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Old 07-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Would anybody know if this AS has hubs that are pumped with grease? Or do I have to take hubs out, clean and relube them? I am getting close to 30k Miles so I am thinking it is the time to do some maintenance.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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At 30,000 miles, I would take the drums off, clean and repack the bearings, and inspect the brakes, no matter if it had EZ lube hubs or not.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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This turned out to be a bigger job. The hubs, brakes, bearings were in good shape and 30kMI is a good interval for maintenance. The right tire had a major thread separation and I was lucky that it did not blow out. Changed to 16 " rims and LT tires.
I actually liked the classic hubs, I was surprised how difficult it was to clean the bearings well plus I could change the dust seals.
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My 05 Airstream manual says 12 months or 10k miles on the bearing repack. I know I do mine every spring or early summer and I would not want to go much further as hot weather towing is really hard on that grease.
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What type or model wheels did you upgrade to? and tires? I presume there is more than enough room for the assembly in the wells?
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:35 PM   #6
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What type or model wheels did you upgrade to? and tires? I presume there is more than enough room for the assembly in the wells?

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Steel silver wheels $55, Firestone Transforce HT 225/75/16 run at 70 lbs. The increase in radius by 1/2 " does not cause a fit problem.
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