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Old 03-20-2017, 01:09 PM   #29
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Here I am agreeing with Glenn again. I've always repacked my own bearing but last time I picked up an attachment that allows me to attach my grease gun to the wheel hub and just pump in more grease.
Sounds like a bearing buddy for boat trailers. Definitely not a good plan for travel trailers.

Pumping grease into the hub does not ensure it gets in the bearing itself and eventually you will have the entire cavity full and it will blow out the seals and get on the brakes, or they will leak from the extra pressure and extra heat that comes from being completely full. Just pumping grease in also means the bearings don't get inspected or adjusted.

When greasing bearings, all that is needed is to force the grease through the inner and outer bearings such that it is inside the cages with the rollers and not just smeared on top. It's a simple trick in the palm of your hand or with a packing tool. This after cleaning and inspecting them. No more grease is needed. The hub does not need to be cleaned with solvent, just the bearings.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:29 PM   #30
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I had Bearing Buddies on my tent trailer, and I had grease all over the wheels and tires. Heat pressure also popped the caps off the hubs.
I don't recommend.
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I had Bearing Buddies on my tent trailer, and I had grease all over the wheels and tires. Heat pressure also popped the caps off the hubs.
Yep.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:48 PM   #32
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I have used bearing biddies for about 40 years and when used properly I have never had a failure. Current trailer has approx 30k and no problems. If caps are popping off and grease is going everywhere, too much grease is being pumped into them. I have also had them on two utility trailers that had heavy use for years with no problems.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:15 PM   #33
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I have used bearing biddies for about 40 years and when used properly I have never had a failure. Current trailer has approx 30k and no problems. If caps are popping off and grease is going everywhere, too much grease is being pumped into them. I have also had them on two utility trailers that had heavy use for years with no problems.
If "used properly" is the point. Not just used to pump in more grease whenever. You can't just keep adding more grease to service the bearings. The bearing buddy is designed to keep positive pressure in the hub so it can be submerged in cold water without letting water in. Not to grease the bearings.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:31 PM   #34
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[QUOTE=RogerDat;631600]Horse and boat trailer places can have much better prices than RV places. If there is a U-Haul in your area they can be another option.

If you are lucky enough to have a shop around that builds and repairs trailers that is a bonus.

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Great idea. There is a trailer place near my house actually. I will stop by and get a feel for the place.
Personally seems if I can going to go to the trouble of having someone repack the bearings surely new ones would not be much more.

Do electric brakes require maintenance? I am not worried about mileage or wear...more about the effects of "sitting" for extended periods.
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Personally seems if I can going to go to the trouble of having someone repack the bearings surely new ones would not be much more.

Do electric brakes require maintenance? I am not worried about mileage or wear...more about the effects of "sitting" for extended periods.
Except that the new bearings may not be of the same quality.
Brakes should be inspected and adjusted which will take a few minutes more than repacking the wheel bearings.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:21 AM   #36
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Always good to check and adjust brakes. On one of my trailers that had sat for some time, the lining on one shoe had come off. When we bought our Casita, I found a brake adjuster seized.
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Congrats on your lovely new Scamp! That layout is my favorite! Happy camping!!!
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:20 PM   #38
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John, it isn't a "Bearing Buddy".
It's a "Dexter E Z Lube"
It circulates new grease first through the inner wheel bearing and then through the outer wheel bearing, flushing out the old grease which I then remove.
Works well and grease doesn't accumulate anywhere.
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John, it isn't a "Bearing Buddy".
It's a "Dexter E Z Lube"
It circulates new grease first through the inner wheel bearing and then through the outer wheel bearing, flushing out the old grease which I then remove.
Works well and grease doesn't accumulate anywhere.
That sounds like a nice setup. I'm glad you mentioned it, thanks. Sorry I assumed it was a Bearing Buddy.
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See post #32 for reference.
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