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Old 10-19-2021, 05:18 PM   #21
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Old 10-19-2021, 08:04 PM   #22
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The idea is to grease the bearing not the cones.

Cheaters never win..😂

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Old 10-19-2021, 08:24 PM   #23
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Plenty of fresh grease goes in or the dirty grease wouldn't get pushed out. The excess fresh grease in the center doesn't get wasted. I smear in in the hub and on the outside of the bearing.
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Old 10-20-2021, 04:44 AM   #24
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Old 10-20-2021, 06:10 AM   #25
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Plenty of fresh grease goes in or the dirty grease wouldn't get pushed out. The excess fresh grease in the center doesn't get wasted. I smear in in the hub and on the outside of the bearing.
Short cuts aren't allowed in the Old Fart Garage.😂

No...that's what the brush and mineral spirits are for.
You need the bearings and assembly clean for a proper inspection.

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Old 03-01-2022, 10:47 AM   #26
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I got a nice bearing packer and used it one time.. also in the camp of remove all old grease, especially if not the same as new, in hub and clean bearing to inspect.. I like the grease in hand method.. use a HIGH quality synthetic grease and get the bearing cage full,, smear some around the outside of cage when you install and be happy..

I repacked my bearing in march 2020 and in may we started fulltiming.. from then till oct of 21 we did some 30K miles and while I have not check them i get no heating issues, noise or loose wheels.

current in process of replacing axles and will be using the old bearings and wheel hub as they will be in great condition..



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No...that's what the brush and mineral spirits are for.
You need the bearings and assembly clean for a proper inspection.

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Old 03-01-2022, 12:40 PM   #27
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Thanks all for the thoughts. OP here... Question is not whether or not to repack but rather when to do it. I'm at 2 years of ownership and 8100 miles. Got about 1200 miles left to do this season and then I trade my trailer in. So, I was really asking the need to do it now as:

-Have not done this before and worry I'd make things worse somehow. Plus, got no evidence there is problem (noise, loose wheel or anything).

-As said, I'm trading it in shortly after the season ends and my new AS arrives. Happy to mention to my dealer that it should be repacked as I hand it in and get my new trailer.

So, my question was really is it ok to go another 1000 miles or so, realizing it's not a precise science and just everyone's POV.

So far, majority seem to say it's ok to wait in my case.

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I think you are fine to continue until trade in. I started out doing annual repacks, then switched to 10k miles, now settled on 20k.

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Old 03-01-2022, 03:09 PM   #28
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Replaced axles and converted to disc brakes in 2/2018. Axles came with EZ-Lube hubs and bearings but only a little grease to prevent rust, I guess. Axle installer hand packed the bearings with top shelf grease. 10/2021 I finally got around to servicing the running gear. Ran nearly two tubes of the original grease through the hubs while turning the wheels. No problems with grease getting past the seals. Brake pads needed replacing. During this time I ran 15996 miles. I think my new threshold will be 10,000 miles.

Every stop I check the hub temperatures and my TPMS monitors tire temperature which would probably show a heating bearing.
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