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Old 03-18-2016, 02:27 PM   #85
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[QUOTE=Darral T.;576955]Guys/gals...here's the TOTAL answer to this entire topic.

Just TOOOO bad they dont make them for our smaller axles!

Uhaul campers have sealed bearings in the hub. So there's one of my campers I don't have grease bearings on. But I do check them for any wear a couple times a year.
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Old 03-18-2016, 02:43 PM   #86
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Reapaking wheel bearings aint the easiest thing to do and even harder if you are stupid.
At the same time it is not rocket science either. Lots of good Youtube videos one can watch to get a good handle on whats needed before starting out.

Suspect if Bob was still with us he would suggest that someone who has never done such a job before take the trailer to a shop and ask they let you watch how they do it before attempting to do it yourself.

As Floyd has suggested it is very possible to make mistakes and make a mess of it. One of the most common to those new to trailers is to purchase the cheapest set of bearings and seals they can find on the internet. IMO that is a great way to greatly increase ones experience due to resulting need to change the bearings and seals frequently.
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Old 03-18-2016, 02:50 PM   #87
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Good point Carol, on watching, but better yet is hands on while being instructed by a qualified person. At work I would have problems with the computer sometimes to get it to do what I wanted, so I would ask my coworker Gary for help. His response was "You drive while I talk you through it". Much better than me just watching him do it.
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:52 PM   #88
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Floyd...
It's apparent that you've never seen or know what happens and goes into the design of a product, any product. Just look around you, everything you touch or use has to be engineered. There's a lot more that goes into the design and manufacture than you realize.
So now from and engineer I think all shade tree mechanics are idiots. Makes about as much sense as engineers are idiots.
Hardly apparent;
A few points...
1] It was not me who called engineers idiots... It was Raz.
(and I think he was being sarcastic)

2] No need for redundacy... "Shade tree mechanic" and "idiot" are both derogatory, either should be sufficient!

3] Every time you take something apart to fix it you get to see just what goes into its design and manufacture.

4] Diplomas don't make engineers anymore than ASE certification makes mechanics.

5] It is talent developed into skill through education and experience that counts in any field.

6] There are of course idiots in any field, (engineer or mechanic) in the long run they either get carried by the competent, or they find other work.
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Does this thread have any bearing on anything?
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Does this thread have any bearing on anything?
Perhaps we should then "spring" into action,adjust our "shoes", "race" to the end, "seal" our lips, and stop beating the "drum" on this subject!
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It's Miller Time.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:16 PM   #92
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Wait, wait, donít go yet, we havenít addressed the really important stuff about grease guns such as:
Which size is better, the full-size ones, or the smaller ones?
Which brand is best and does Amazon have them with free shipping?
Do you have a link to the site?
Has anyone had experience with it?
Which is better, for it to have the flexible hose or the rigid metal one?
Is the silver one better than the black coated one?
How much grease is injected with each stroke of the gun?
How many strokes does it take to lube the bearings?
Do you take it with you when traveling and where do you prefer to store it?
Has anyone modified one so it works better?
Inquiring minds want to know!!
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Wait, wait, don’t go yet, we haven’t addressed the really important stuff about grease guns such as:
Which size is better, the full-size ones, or the smaller ones?
Which brand is best and does Amazon have them with free shipping?
Do you have a link to the site?
Has anyone had experience with it?
Which is better, for it to have the flexible hose or the rigid metal one?
Is the silver one better than the black coated one?
How much grease is injected with each stroke of the gun?
How many strokes does it take to lube the bearings?
Do you take it with you when traveling and where do you prefer to store it?
Has anyone modified one so it works better?
Inquiring minds want to know!!
Lincoln Fullsized with flexible hose.
One squirt per stroke.
The same number of strokes as the licks to the center of a tootsie pop!


Below is one which may be best when traveling to some places nowadays, modified properly and stored under the seat in the truck...
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:59 PM   #94
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I'm not sure what Roger was referring to. Perhaps he is using a socket to drive the new seal into the hub? I use a board and a mallet. Raz
Yes, you can seat the seal in the hub with a socket of the right diameter.

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Wait, wait, donít go yet, we havenít addressed the really important stuff about grease guns such as:
Which size is better, the full-size ones, or the smaller ones?
Which brand is best and does Amazon have them with free shipping?
Do you have a link to the site?
Has anyone had experience with it?
Which is better, for it to have the flexible hose or the rigid metal one?
Is the silver one better than the black coated one?
How much grease is injected with each stroke of the gun?
How many strokes does it take to lube the bearings?
Do you take it with you when traveling and where do you prefer to store it?
Has anyone modified one so it works better?
Inquiring minds want to know!!
The Magic 8 Ball will provide the answers you seek. All one need do is ask.

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Old 03-19-2016, 02:23 AM   #95
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Actually I am about ready to add a locking tip to my grease gun. I have a couple of fittings on a John Deere that are hard to get to and I am hoping this will help. Maybe not though, because they are positioned at strange places, basically just hard to get to. I do not have a power grease gun.

On Amazon:

LockNLube Grease Gun Coupler - Zerk Grease Coupler Fitting Tip - Easy Lock-on, Clip-off
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:04 PM   #96
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The most important thing to do before you attach your grease gun is to wipe off the fitting so you do not force dirt into the bearing.

Now for Floid: I love your grease gun because it is high caliber to say the least.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:42 PM   #97
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Is it necessary to lubricate the grease gun B 4 using?
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