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Old 11-06-2014, 02:01 PM   #11
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Guess I am unclear on why EZ-lube would be of any advantage. Boat trailer I can understand but why on ours?
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That is a very good price to do bearings. Had out 17B done last March and it was $128. Labor in our neighborhood is $80+/hr. It was 4 years old and dont believe they had been done prior but they looked new. They replaced seals for that price. Got the EZ lube and am aware to go slow until you start to see some grease come out the back.
We live in a rural area of Northern Wisconsin . The cost of services in our area is low but so are the wages . Most of the people of working age in our area work in the Twin Cities and drive 100 miles a day to work (One Way) The county we live in is one of the poorest in Wisconsin with an average household income of around 25K . The largest source of income (By Percentage) in the county comes from the government . A lot of the younger people graduate from school and then leave the area to find work at a liveable wage . Everything / everywhere has it's good and bad
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:21 PM   #12
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I think it is the conception that it eliminates maintenance, at least to some degree. From everything I have heard, not sure I would want it. Of course, as you mention, boat trailers that have their hubs under water at times, could use the flush. As baglo says, maintenance of the regular hubs is not that tough, and ones needs to inspect regardless of what type hub is used.
Jim - I wouldn't want one either, except on a boat trailer. They still are supposed to be inspected every year, same as "ordinary" ones. All they can make possible is to squeeze more grease into the bearing, and quite easily too much. If the seals are working properly, no contaminates should be able to get in anyway and they still need to be inspected each year. To me, it seems like a solution that solves nothing on an RV.

The Dexter Nev-R-Lube system with sealed bearing would actually reduce maintenance needs.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:06 PM   #13
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It is another thing that they may be doing that is standard. You may very well have them, Leon.
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