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Old 09-09-2023, 04:54 AM   #1
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Purchased a 2021 212rb new have 5 to 6 thousand miles on it. Snowbirds from Massachusetts traveling to Fla. How often do you change out the Grease. Looks like it has the Dexter ez lube system
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Old 09-09-2023, 06:41 AM   #2
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I check and repack mine when I de-winterize and also inspect and adjust the brakes.
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Old 09-09-2023, 07:07 AM   #3
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I personally wouldnít use the dexter ez lube. From experience you will blow out the rear bearings. If I were you I would pull all the wheels and hubs to check to see if any grease has made it to the brakes already from the rear seal. I had to replace all my brakes and bearings because of the rear seals blowing. And if you have to replace the brakes itís cheeper to purchase the entire brake assembly from etrailer.
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I personally wouldnít use the dexter ez lube. From experience you will blow out the rear bearings. If I were you I would pull all the wheels and hubs to check to see if any grease has made it to the brakes already from the rear seal. I had to replace all my brakes and bearings because of the rear seals blowing. And if you have to replace the brakes itís cheeper to purchase the entire brake assembly from etrailer.
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When my trailer was new with the dexter ez lube I had a brake that was grabby.
I removed the hubs and found the seals on three hubs were blown and grease all over the brake shoes. The only solution is replacing the shoes and I agree best to replace the entire assembly.

I am sure the ez lube was the reason the seals failed.
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Old 09-10-2023, 07:22 PM   #5
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Personally I have never had problems with the EZ Lube axles. The one on my utility trailer has no brakes so it is easy to see. The first time I repacked them by hand and put in quality double lip seals. Have not had any leakage just raise the tire/wheel off the ground and slowly pump in grease while rotating the tire/wheel. I have used the same process on the camper but it did not really need any grease between the annual repacking/brake adjustment. It works for me but you do what works for you. They are no substitute for a hand repack and inspection of the brakes.
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