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  1. Roger Brunette

    Roger Brunette New Member

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    I have a one year old Rockwood Extreme Sport. It is time for maintenance. Different than anything I have Read here. There are no places in the corners to get to springs. Everything is in metal pipes. Yes, there are two zerks, one on top, one on the bottom. That’s it. Other than the posts and the winch I think that is all there is to do. Anything I am missing? Thanks to you all for any help.
    Roger
     
  2. BikeNFish

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    I have to remove the conduit brackets to lube my lift tubes. It is not difficult, but it is a pain getting oil into the tubes. I use an over-sized syringe to apply the oil in to the conduit.

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    Make sure the roof is DOWN if this works for you.
     
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  7. Roger Brunette

    Roger Brunette New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. How much oil do you put in and is it 30 weight? Then are you using a spray on the lift tubes?
     
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    I use any old oil I have laying around. I use a couple of loads of oil in the syringe on each corner. Probably equal to a couple of tablespoons full.

    If you are referring to the lift supports, I spray them with WD40 dry lube, but any dry lube will work. Make sure you place a piece of cardboard behind the support to protect the canvas from overspray.
     
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    By this, I do mean NEW oil, not used oil. And it is usually what I have left over in the container from when I change oil in the lawn mower, snow blower and boat. I usually have 1/2 quarts of oil left over after filling them.
     
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  13. Roger Brunette

    Roger Brunette New Member

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    BikenFish,
    Thank you for all the help. Greatly appreciated.
    Going to start today with the zerks. I guess just pump until grease comes out the end.
    Roger
     
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    Don't forget to grease the pulley.
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  15. Roger Brunette

    Roger Brunette New Member

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    So, greased the pulley, then moved to the zerks. Neither would accept grease. Grease just backed up at the fitting. What’s up? The trailer is just a year old.
     
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  16. BikeNFish

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    Sounds like the grease nipple is either stuck or clogged.

    Most of your problem can be solved by sticking a needle into it. You may have to remove it first to get clear access to the ball. Zerks are threaded so you just have to find the correct wrench to take it off.

    If the needle doesn't work, soak it in some carb cleaner. Lastly, just replace, but you shouldn't have to go this far unless they were defective from the start.

    I have also heard of some people heating them up to melt the grease but I wouldn't do this unless you have removed them, have a fire extinguisher handy or have made sure your fire insurance was up to date. ;)
     
  17. J Starsky

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    You might really really have to push to seat the gun onto your nipple. Grease take a path of least resistance, and that path is round the side instead of inside. Just a straight pin, seal removing pick or any object you can push the little ball with works. Once you move it, it will accept some grease. Honest, it could have been greased at the factory, then the nipple was tightened down - so the ball and spring have never had grease in them...

    This guy uses heat: I'm a pick and push kinda guy!
     
  18. Roger Brunette

    Roger Brunette New Member

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    Thank you for the reply. I finally got it to work. Pain to get it off. I put 50 pumps of grease into each zerk. I can not see any grease coming out and the ends seem pretty well capped. Hopefully that is enough.
    Thanks everybody.
    Roger
     
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    Make sure you clean the Zerks before putting the grease gun on. Wipe, and flush ball top with WD40. If not, you just push grit into your system. Grease + grit = lapping compound. I've seen shops put their power grease guns on the fitting and pump away. Some guys change the Zerk fitting, before lubing a critical bearing. They make little caps for Zerk fittings, which I like.
     
  20. BikeNFish

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    That’s plenty. Next couple of times you raise the roof, check under the pup. You will probably have some grease coming out of the ends where the cable pushed it out. You might want to wipe it off or it will drop off onto whatever is under it.
     

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