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Old 05-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #15
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The only trailer TT I've owned was a Trillium Jubilee that I bought.
The guy said he had no idea why the brakes didn't work.
I got it home and pulled a wheel off and there must have been 4 pounds of grease in the hub.
That's the biggest issue I've read about when using Bearing Buddies. Folks just keep pumping in the grease and can't see where it's going!

Here's a pretty good YouTube video that shows how to lube EZ lubes:

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Old 05-24-2013, 09:54 AM   #16
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I wholeheartedly agree with Perry! I generally do it every spring on all three trailers. Each of these trailers I replaced the cups, cones and seals when I get them. Like Perry says, bearings are trouble free when taken care off. I manually load all mine (by finger), and as a result, have never blown a seal out. Most of the old trailers I have got with fancy self-grease hubs have blown seals. That's why I don't use them. I'm just an old maintenance nut.

If I was fortunate to have a brand new trailer of any kind, you can bet I'd be asking for grease type specifics and would write it down with a sharpie someplace.

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Old 05-24-2013, 01:02 PM   #17
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Carl gets the prize for "Best answer" to the O.P.'s question!

This is for you, Carl:


Hey O.P. Dave- are you still there?

Carl just posted a bunch of info re. your specific axle- everything you need to know, here reproduced all in one spot for your Greasing Pleasure: !


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How often and what kind of grease should I use?

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Is the Snoozy axle a Dexter ?
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I just went outside to find out the brand for you.
It says: "MADE IN THE USA by Tie Down Engineering"
Marine Aftermarket & Manufactured Housing - Atlanta, Georgia - Tie Down Engineering
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WHEEL BEARING LUBRICATION.
Shading indicates the recomendation for the correct
amount of grease in wheel hub. (Fill wheel hub with
grease to inside diameter of outer races and also fill hub
grease cap.) Never use grease heavier than 265 A.S.T.M.
penetration (No. 2 grade). Grease bearing cone by
machine or by hand method. Force grease between
rollers, cone, and cage. It is not recommended that a
pressure grease fitting be installed on the hub.

http://www.tiedown.com/pdf/c125.pdf

DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS THE CORRECT INSTRUCTIONS.
THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THEM ON THEIR WEBSITE.

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Is the Snoozy axle a Dexter ?
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:10 PM   #18
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Awwwww!
Thank You Francesca.
I will have to display it at all the rallies I attend.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:17 PM   #19
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Awwwww!
Thank You Francesca.
I will have to display it at all the rallies I attend.
I forgot to mention that there's a small cash honorarium attached. Or was...I spent it!

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Old 05-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #20
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I have a Dexter 3,500# with EZ-Lube spindles. I bought two tubes of Lucas Red "N" Tacky #2 based on talking to a service fella at Camping World. I could NOT find even ONE of the brands on the Dexter PDF Service Bulletin anywhere in Portland, Oregon. I pumped enough grease through the zerk to see a change in color. Drove the trailer a total of about four hours last weekend and the axle stayed very cool.

YMMV
When I had my axle replaced last year at the Scamp factory ,I asked which grease they recommend for repacking the axle bearings?
Their answer was "Lucas Red & Tacky # 2" . There had several cases of Lucas grease in their repair shop so they follow their own advice
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