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Old 06-15-2023, 06:44 PM   #1
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Wheel Bearing Question

Wheel bearing questions… We recently purchased a 2018 Aspen Trail 2860. We were told by previous owners it had only been used for camping less than 1/2 dozen times. Rest of time had been used to live in while house remodeling. Based on appearance of tires and RV in general it appears it has very little mileage/use. We are about to head north on long trip. Concerned if I need to grease/check wheel bearings. I uncovered the EZ Lube fitting on 2 wheels and it appears brand new inside. Absolutely no old grease visible on cotter pin and nut.
So… do I add grease or not?
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Old 06-18-2023, 01:19 PM   #2
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My recommendation would be to not use the zerks on the wheels. Pull them , clean the bearings and manually refresh the bearings with grease. In the process, check the brakes to see if they are ok. Change the tires, change the tires - did I mention, change the tires? You will not regret it.
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Old 06-18-2023, 01:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions. What you are saying is basically what many others said on another forum. I have actually already started the process... 4 new tires, all new bearings and seals, and inspect brakes. This way I know exactly what has been done.
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Old 06-18-2023, 09:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. What you are saying is basically what many others said on another forum. I have actually already started the process... 4 new tires, all new bearings and seals, and inspect brakes. This way I know exactly what has been done.
Buy Goodyear tires or something similar. No china bombs!
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