Bearing buddies

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Whopper14, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Whopper14

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    Hi,
    Purchased 1st pup, 2018 Coachman Clipper 108 ST. It almost looks like bearing buddies are installed, I have not removed the rubber covers on hubs to confirm. The rubber caps have Dexter EZ Lube imprinted. I thinking there is a zerc fitting under there. Anybody know for sure?
     
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    That's most likely what they are; Dexter EZ lube axles. Very common on popups (or the AL-KO Ultra lube which are basically the same).
    Does it look like this? This is an AL-KO Ultra Lube axle.
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    Yes, looks like photo. I was hoping that what it was, thanks.
     
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    You can pop off the rubber cover with a small bladed screwdriver, or better yet a "plastic" auto body too (plastic helps to prevent cuts). When lubing the axle, make sure to lift that side and spin the tire while lubing. If you rip a seal you can purchase them from almost any trailer dealer or order from places like amazon
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B009W4QPN6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I have AL-KO axles and the Dexter grease plugs fit perfectly. To find out what axle, look for a tag on the axle shaft.
     
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    yup ...luv em..on all my trailers....[CC]
     
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    Make sure to pump the grease in SLOWLY while spinning the tire to avoid problems.

    Adam
     
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    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    Good point, and also use a hand pump ONLY.

     

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