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Old 04-10-2018, 12:42 PM   #21
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I recognize that some folks have the talent and time to take care of their own rigs however their are also some of us that left all that behind in the mists of our youth. I was just offering up an alternative as I had just made inquiries at the my local RV repair shop.
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:56 PM   #22
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Same logic for me, plus $300 still in my pocket.
For me its an escape, pack a cooler for the garage, turn on the radio, takes about 9 innings and a 6 pack
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:32 PM   #23
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I've done several improvements that i wouldn't let my dealer touch. With the 125.00 or more per hour they charge plus weeks setting out in the weather just to get started and then a 50/50 chance of them doing it right i prefer doing it myself. Some of my major improvements such as MCD shades, disc brakes, and I.S. i let the professionals do but i don't consider dealers professionals. I'm retired and have the time so i try to do the things i know how to do including maintenance such as replacing brakes and packing wheel bearings.Even though i'm limited to what i can do compared to many on this forum, i consider many of the rv techs at dealers mechanically challenged.
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:56 PM   #24
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When repacking your wheel bearings do you use the Lippert Self Leveling hydraulic system to lift the tires off the ground?
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:58 PM   #25
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I do, with jack stands as a safety.
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Old 04-11-2018, 12:05 AM   #26
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When repacking your wheel bearings do you use the Lippert Self Leveling hydraulic system to lift the tires off the ground?

I have had the rig fully off the ground, supported by the hydraulic jacks, for as long a three days when I had the initial problem with greased brakes, as it took that much time to get the drums turned after finding a shop to do it. There are not too many shops that can turn these electric drums, as most are not set up to turn the armature surface that contacts the magnet. Our drums needed turning, because the grease caused a very strange wear to the brake and armature surfaces.
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:08 AM   #27
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When repacking your wheel bearings do you use the Lippert Self Leveling hydraulic system to lift the tires off the ground?
Yes, the hydraulic jacks are just as strong as any other jack i might use.I use the jacks for any time i raise the rv whether brakes or changing tires.I feel very confident with these jacks.Just remember anytime you obligate your body to use jack stands. I would never work under the rig without jackstands if i had my tires off.
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Old 04-11-2018, 05:53 AM   #28
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Unfortunately (for me) our HC does not have self leveling.

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I believe that you do need to be cautious with raising and leaving for any length of time to do wheels off work on any towed RV if it has a hydraulic leveling system. These can leak down and not necessarily show any fluid dripping as it can be internal to pump seals and fluid control solenoids.

If the system is electric, there is little chance that they will fail as the jacks are adaptations of the front landing gear of a conventional 5er,
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:19 AM   #29
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I believe if you fill the hub with grease you will have too much grease and run a chance of blowing a grease seal, greasing your brakes. JMHO
IF you were rotating your wheel, grease should have been coming back out around where you were pumping it in. If you weren't rotating your wheel, you may have blown a seal.

On the other hand, there's been reports of not enough grease in brand new hubs. First time I greased ours I used up about 3/4 of a tube to get clean grease coming back out. Now I only use about 1/4 to 1/2 a tube.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:38 AM   #30
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I completely agree. I only used ez lube once and grease my brake shoes great. I am in process of ordering new brakes. I will always repack bearings old fashion way from now on. That way I know what I have and where the grease is.
Thanks for information. Michael
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I completely agree rohrmann? I only used ez lube once and grease my brake shoes great. I am in process of ordering new brakes. I will always repack bearings old fashion way from now on. That way I know what I have and where the grease is.
Thanks for information. Michael
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:14 AM   #32
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I have learned over the years there are certain subjects where arguments are a waste of time. Among these are religion, politics, conspiracy theories, and the merits of the EZ Lube system.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:02 AM   #33
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I have learned over the years there are certain subjects where arguments are a waste of time. Among these are religion, politics, conspiracy theories, and the merits of the EZ Lube system.
Don't forget the best truck, best hitch, diesel vs gas, SRW vs DRW. I try to stay out of all these topics.
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