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Old 05-06-2015, 01:41 AM   #21
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But, can't you just continue to have the bearings checked and repacked?
It seems grease is being pumped in instead of checking seals and replacing them for a while, is it not? --- grease that can go past the seals. That is of no benefit that we can see and also can do more harm than good.
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:49 AM   #22
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But, you don't have to pump grease into them.
I would think that you can just continue with regular maintenance, as with the standard bearings.
I understand the desire to pump grease - I had Bearing Buddies on my tent trailer, and grease all over the wheels - but unless I'm missing something, I'd just save the $100 and not use the "feature".
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:53 AM   #23
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We go to a bunch of RV places. If they can pump grease in, they will.
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:11 AM   #24
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What is a white belly band?
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:34 AM   #25
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Hi: Fox hunt... That's easy. It's the band that goes around the white belly!!! LoL I think it replaces the black one. I hope I was politically correct on that? Alf
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:58 AM   #26
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You are always politically correct, Alf!
Yes, it is a white band instead of the black one.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:39 AM   #27
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Paul has a 21' and apparently did not pay for bike rack ready. Did others with a 21' pay for it who have it?
Mine came with it, no charge.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:45 AM   #28
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Cubbies are a nice finished touch and provide a lot of that "hidden out of sight but needed storage" like trash bags, paper towels, toilet tissue. The extra door handle is really redundant as the stripper pole is real handy by the door. With the "U" dinette there is limited outside hatch storage access as both side benches have items there, batteries on curb and EMS and converter on street side. The entire rear is available but not sure you can get access from outside there. I agree on the axle, if standard, leave it be, may need it one day but you do not have to use it. You can always tell if the the center axle cover was removed in lieu of removing the entire wheel to repack the bearings. I deleted the heat pads on BlackJack but kept the foam, never needed them. I also got 2 X 12v drops under the bed for lights, real handy at night time.
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I understand the desire to pump grease - I had Bearing Buddies on my tent trailer, and grease all over the wheels
This is similar to what I ran into with the EZ Lube on my last trailer. Pumped in new grease slowly while spinning the wheel till I saw new grease coming out. Went through almost 2 tubes of grease, much more going in then coming out. For the rest of that year and the next, one of the wheels and tires had grease on it after every trip. Looked like spin art.
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Better to have grease spin art than to have burned out bearings....
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