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justafordguy

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I don't think the problem is the grease they use but the way they put the grease in. They probably use a air/hydraulic grease gun and put the grease in so fast it blows past any seal. If you hand pack them or use a manual grease gun and go slow while turning the hub the grease won't go past the seal.


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ScottG wrote:

I avoid all synthetic greases. I've tried all the major brands (Amsoil, Mobile 1, etc) and they all separate and drool oil out of the joints. My mechanic buddy quit using it because of this issue.
Good dino grease will work fine.


I agree, i got tired of red syrup dripping out of my grease gun.

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justafordguy wrote:

I don't think the problem is the grease they use but the way they put the grease in. They probably use a air/hydraulic grease gun and put the grease in so fast it blows past any seal. If you hand pack them or use a manual grease gun and go slow while turning the hub the grease won't go past the seal.


As many others have said, to use the zerk and fill the entire hub with grease is just inviting trouble. There is no way for the front bearing to get grease unless the cavity is filled. As the grease gets hot from using the brakes a lot, the grease expands and blows past the seals. Easy lube hubs with the grease fitting are great for boat trailers or on those trailers without brake shoes.

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The best RV wheel-bearing grease that I found is Plews & Edelmann LMX. It is really convenient and easy to use. It is soft enough to be applied to bearings. It does not drip easily, so it will linger where it has been applied. In addition, this grease has anti-corrosion properties that help prevent the gradual deterioration of my bearings. This is very convenient because I won't have to think about getting a replacement soon. This grease is insoluble in water, so there are times when my RV wheels are wet due to road conditions during the rainy and winter seasons. I’m always confident that the bearings are well lubricated.

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FarrissE wrote:

The best RV wheel-bearing grease that I found is Plews & Edelmann LMX. It is really convenient and easy to use. It is soft enough to be applied to bearings. It does not drip easily, so it will linger where it has been applied. In addition, this grease has anti-corrosion properties that help prevent the gradual deterioration of my bearings. This is very convenient because I won't have to think about getting a replacement soon. This grease is insoluble in water, so there are times when my RV wheels are wet due to road conditions during the rainy and winter seasons. I’m always confident that the bearings are well lubricated.



This thread is pretty old ,the OP asked about Red N Tacky, some seem to be having heartburn with synthetics , I have used both Mobile 1 ,and Red N Tacky ,both have performed well.

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Been using AMZ/OIL grease for decades and never have had a bearing go bad.

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My dad's usual response was "whatever's in the grease gun". :-)

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laknox wrote:

My dad's usual response was "whatever's in the grease gun". :-)

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This does not leak out of the grease gun or hub.

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^^^ that is what I use ^^^


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