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Old 05-18-2021, 11:29 AM   #1
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Greasing Airstream International

I was recently advised to grease “shackles” and another thing I’ve now forgotten, on my trailer.

I can’t find anything under my 28 ft. International to grease.

Am I missing something??
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Old 05-18-2021, 12:11 PM   #2
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Your trailer has Dexter Torflex axles which have no shackles in the suspension system. I presume the advice you were given was from someone referring to the shackles in a leaf spring suspension system.

There is very little one could grease under an Airstream. Our trailer has manual stabilizing jacks which I lubricate regularly, but that is with a shot or two of WD40 or something similar.

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You are not missing anything.
Nothing externally to lubricate.

However repacking wheel bearings would be something to be done that involves grease. This would entail removing the tire & wheel assy. Then removing the hub assembly. Cleaning out the old grease from the hub and bearings. Then install new grease, inspect the brakes, install new seals and re-assemble

Not sure of the interval to repack wheel bearings on a 2021 model. And the owner's manual will give you guidance on that. In fact reviewing the Air Stream owners manual would be far more productive than greasing shackles.

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