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Old 08-27-2012, 02:16 AM   #1
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Just wondering how many miles you guys put on your 5ver before repacking the wheel bearings.



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Old 08-27-2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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I've never thought about it in miles...we've always repacked every 2 years.

This is our first TT with E-Z lubes, so I am curious as to if/when a full repack is needed.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:06 AM   #3
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Check every year and clean/repack every 2 years. I put about 6K miles on each year. Personally I'm not a fan of the EZ Lube feature. I'm too concerned about squirting grease in the wrong place.



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Old 08-27-2012, 03:08 AM   #4
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If I recall correctly, lippert suggests every 2 years. I did mine after one year (and glad I checked-- I ended up replacing both on drivers side), but last year we put over 5k miles on it.
It can't do any harm to do it more often... and seals are cheap.



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Old 08-27-2012, 04:09 AM   #5
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We haven't been putting many miles on, so been doing it every two years. I did them this spring before going to the TX. rally. Had to replace all four grease seals, which I figured on anyway. They were all shot. I pulled the brake drums off a couple weeks ago to check them. I was a little suspicious the way things were acting back there on the way home from TX. I think now that it was my brake controller. All was well inside the brake drums. I guess if I was putting 5000-6000 mi. on each year, I would think about doing it yearly, other wise every two years. I would advise people with new rigs to pull their drums and at least inspect things. Mainly to see if the seals are leaking or not.



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Old 08-27-2012, 04:54 AM   #6
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2 years for me for repacking. (don't trust e-zlube) new seals everytime. Not sure how you would repack without changing the seals. Can not get the rear bearing out to clean and repack without disturbing the seal. I don't trust using the grease gun on the seals because everytime i think that grease is getting pumped into the brakes. Which i found out the fist time i used it..



I don't put that many miles on mine, Maybe 2500 miles a year. I will change the bearings myself and it will run about (approx)$150.(I know this because i have done other folk's Rv's)I probably will do it the next time around on mine. Guess it would be approximatly less than 17,000 miles. Guessing because i don't track mileage.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:11 AM   #7
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The EZ-lube only injects grease to the rear bearing. The front bearing can be pulled easy enough and done by hand. Spin the wheel slowly and inject two (MAX) pumps. Personally, I do it all by hand every two - three years. I just replaced the bearings this summer (6 years old) and they looked good.



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I know this has been addressed before, but would someone explain again where and how to jack up the camper in order to repack these bearings ...it would be very helpful...
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:21 AM   #9
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I do mine every year just before camping season. The dealer told me every two but it takes a couple of hours to check them out. I am glad all I have had to replace is grease seals and all is well. I know it is over kill but it is my peace of mind.



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I know this has been addressed before, but would someone explain again where and how to jack up the camper in order to repack these bearings ...it would be very helpful...
There was a big tado here awhile back about this. They say you are suppose to raise your rig by jacking under the frame (per Lippert). I did it that way once!! Pain in the drain. Now I do it just like I always use to. I have a pipe coupler with a piece of 1/4x2 angle iron welded on. It's about 2 1/2 in. long. This sits on my 20 ton jack and the angle goes up under the axle. I place it as close to the U-bolts as possible. This is what works for me.
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