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Old 06-09-2020, 02:48 PM   #1
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Our 19 is the first trailer we’ve had with the EZ Lube hubs, and I know they get a lot of pushback, but I decided after years of repacking bearings to give it a try.

After 5.5 years of doing the EZ Lube only it has worked for my trailer. I do carefully push the grease in while spinning the wheel and push grease out until it comes out fresh on each wheel. I do this about every 18 months.

The trip last month I left the hub covers off and checked the hub temps every stop both ways. Starting out, they recorded approximately 100 degrees + or - 1 to 2 degree fluctuation on all 4 hubs. The hubs ran highway at consistently 115 to the highest recording of 119 the entire trip, and this is in AZ summer heat. These numbers are exactly what I was hoping to see.

People need to do whatever procedure they feel comfortable with, but in my case over almost 6 years of good use the EZ Lube has worked well. Whatever system you go with, you should periodically be checking hub temps when traveling.

I will probably do the trailers first physical hub repack in the fall, but it will be as much or more to inspect brake linings and overall hub and bearing health. At least on my trailer, I feel very confident in the EZ Lube system.
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Old 06-09-2020, 03:47 PM   #3
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I just repacked my bearings 2 days ago.Greg, I only squirted a little grease in the bearings before each trip. Upon inspection the bearings looked good, only a little grease had gotten by one seal. Did not contaminate the shoes. Also installed new tires and wheels. The old tires still had plenty of tread remaining, but wanted new wheels. The online company did a concentric balance as well.
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Old 06-09-2020, 04:05 PM   #4
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The question is, "How many miles down the road has your 19' gone in those 5.5 years?"

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Old 06-09-2020, 05:35 PM   #5
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Our 19 is the first trailer we’ve had with the EZ Lube hubs, and I know they get a lot of pushback, but I decided after years of repacking bearings to give it a try.

After 5.5 years of doing the EZ Lube only it has worked for my trailer. I do carefully push the grease in while spinning the wheel and push grease out until it comes out fresh on each wheel. I do this about every 18 months.

The trip last month I left the hub covers off and checked the hub temps every stop both ways. Starting out, they recorded approximately 100 degrees + or - 1 to 2 degree fluctuation on all 4 hubs. The hubs ran highway at consistently 115 to the highest recording of 119 the entire trip, and this is in AZ summer heat. These numbers are exactly what I was hoping to see.

People need to do whatever procedure they feel comfortable with, but in my case over almost 6 years of good use the EZ Lube has worked well. Whatever system you go with, you should periodically be checking hub temps when traveling.

I will probably do the trailers first physical hub repack in the fall, but it will be as much or more to inspect brake linings and overall hub and bearing health. At least on my trailer, I feel very confident in the EZ Lube system.
Thanks Greg, I appreciate you posting your review and results.

I originally planned to repack this year (trailer is 1 year and over 10,000 miles), but apparently doing mods was more fun. At this point I plan to do it every 2 year and I will do the EZ Lube unless I find something convincing me otherwise.
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Old 06-09-2020, 08:46 PM   #6
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The question is, "How many miles down the road has your 19' gone in those 5.5 years?"

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Hey Perry,

I put about 5-7,000 mi on a year. Probably got close to 30k on it now.
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Old 06-09-2020, 10:08 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure my old Tercel did 5 years and 100,000 kilometre stretches with zero attention to the rear wheel bearings, as I only inspected and repacked them at brake shoe replacements. They were still fine when the car was hauled away for scrap after 357,000 km and about 20 years. I still don't see any point in EZ-Lube unless it's a boat trailer... but pumping grease into them does make people feel better.
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