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Old 09-16-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
ARJ
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Greasy brake linings

Recently there were a number of posts concerning grease on the brake linings. Because of these posts, I decided to check my brakes.

Happily, there was no grease on the brake linings BUT-there was enough grease in the hubs to lubricate the bearings of every trailer in town. I think it resulted from over an zealous employee somewhere with a grease gun who greased the bearings using the EZ lube zerks.

I cleaned the hubs, greased the bearings the old fashioned way and threw the zerks away. I also replaced the seals and although I got them at NAPA (Sunday-expensive) they can be gotten from Amazon. The part number is 22558 or SKF22558 ($13.99 ea.).

Please note that these seals are for my 31RLD TT although I think the seals are the same for all newer Dexter axles. The originals were stamped (on the rubber) 010-036-00. The ID is 2.25" and the OD is 3.375"









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Old 09-16-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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Allan, thank for the research and info.
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:24 PM   #3
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Ok call me lazy...but I usually take mine to the shop for bearing packs. What is all of this zerk business? Is there a grease zerk behind the tire on the axle bearing cover? I have never taken off the wheel to look behind the wheel cap.
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:32 AM   #4
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Okie Guy,

I have a greaswe zerk right in the middle of the outside end of the axle in the middle of the hub.

Recently, I took TONTOW in to get the bearings lubed and brakes checked. I told the dealer that I thought it was a good idea to go through both because I had about 8K miles, just a guess, but fairly accurate.

They asked me how the brakes were working. Stupidly, I told them that I had no trouble with their performance. They then showed me that the shoes, magnets etc. were filled with grease on both sides! They really doubted that the brakes worked at all! I got digital pictures.

I asked the dealer if they had lubed the axles before delivering the trailer to me, they said no. Now, I didn't lube them either. So, obviously this mistake belongs to Dexter.

Richfaa, had the same problem, and I have heard from several others that had like problems. I am not sure of how to possibly get reimbursed for a problem that was not my fault, but rather a problem with assembly from the factory.

My dealer hinted that I was at fault for waiting so long to get them checked at 8k miles. I read somewhere where 15K miles is the logical time to have this work done. Uneducated dealers are rampant. I had to replace everything that had anything to do with brakes...very expensive.

I don't know how to proceed, but any information from any knowing sole would be welcomed.
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:58 AM   #5
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Give dexter a call explain your problem,,, I had the same problem and just got a reimbursement check in the mail yesterday.. I think my total bill from the dealer was 300.00 and Dexter reimbursed me 285.00.
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