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Old 04-21-2011, 02:33 PM   #15
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Tooth kind of guy. That is where the Tooth Brush got it's name.
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:40 PM   #16
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The person I spoke with handles all of the axle orders for the Colorado Branch
I'm not in this to defend or refute- I just post what I was advised by a Dexter Dealer.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:56 PM   #17
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Pete, It's not your fault that you got someone on the other end of the phone that doesn't know how the EZ Lube axle works even though he is the one that orders them. He is a clerk not a mechanic.

http://dexteraxle.com/i/u/1080235/f/..._Lube_3-09.pdf
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #18
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I was standing right at their counter.
I didn't participate in this thread to be admonished.
These people work with Dexter axles every day.
You read a catalog page.
Please stop this.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:19 PM   #19
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Be careful with the grease gun, though. I got a little too energetic with mine and blew out the seal and ruined the electric brake on one side of my trailer.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:23 PM   #20
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Pete,
I'm sorry we I sounded like I was admonishing you; I really wasn't. I was just trying to set the record straight. I don't think anyone had anything bad to say against you personally.
Sorry again.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:31 PM   #21
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Pete, You overheard a conversation between a moron and another customer. No body is admonishing you and you should be mature enough to understand that.

Dexter clearly showed how their axle works when greased.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:40 PM   #22
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Look here:
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Verdict on EZ Lube / Ultra Lube Axles from Dexter and AL-KO?

My worry is having grease to come out the back and getting on the brakes. I just do a couple of squirts on each hub each trip.
To be sure to avoid breaching the inboard seal, it may be best to lift the axle high enough to clear the tire from the ground the slowly spin it as you apply the grease, that should also help to distribute the new grease more completely. I generally do so, although it may not be necessary.
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Floyd is absolutely right on. The Dexter manual tells you to rotate the wheel while inserting the grease.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:02 PM   #24
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Thanks to everyone. It looks like I don't need to worry about an annual inspection. I will be putting on about 10,000 miles a year on the Scamp so I was not sure how often I should inspect the bearings. Maybe every other year.

More importantly adjust the brakes annually or sooner. They don't have automatic adjusters.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:12 PM   #25
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OK, back to the E-Z lube.

We had just finished "topping off the grease" with a few pumps per side until the old grease started coming out. Lowered the trailer. Then I read the Dexter Service Manual.

"1. Remove the rubber plug from the end of the grease cap.

2. Place a standard grease gun onto the grease fitting located in the end of the spindle. Make sure the grease gun nozzle is fully engaged on the fitting.

3. Pump grease into the fitting. The old displaced grease will begin to flow back out the cap around the grease gun nozzle.

4. When the new clean grease is observed, remove the grease gun, wipe off any excess, and replace the rubber plug in the cap.

5. Rotate hub or drumb while adding grease."

Put the trailer up again and repeated #4. Put an old maragine tub
below for the old black grease to fall into. Used some chopsticks to help it along. Then when we saw the nice pink Mystic JT-6 Hi Temp Grease we use start to show up we stopped.

My goodness. We used nearly a whole tube of Mystic.

Went to town to look for new rubber plugs (85-1) for spares. Both auto shops were out of stock.

It was a beautiful day to be out raising and lowering the trailer. The ice is almost out of the lake.

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OK, back to the E-Z lube.

when we saw the nice pink Mystic JT-6 Hi Temp Grease we use start to show up we stopped.

Nancy
Why does grease come in so many colors? I've seen red, yellow, brown, and I think there are more. Do they mean anything or just happen to be what each manufacturer thinks looks good?
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They mean something, just like everything else you need to read the label.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:12 AM   #28
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I've used two greases, both recommended by the Dexter manual for my bearings, and both were high-temp, lithium complex, NLGI grade two, and one was red and one was yellow. Maybe one had different additives or something else not mentioned on the label? But through reading the label there was absolutely no difference.
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