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  • Recommended Grease and Grease Gun To Use With Dexter EZ Lube Hubs On Travel Trailer Campers
  • I recommend the LubriMatic LMX Industrial Strength Grease # L11390 for your Dexter axle on your 2021 Vista Cruiser Travel Trailer. This grease is specifically formulated to work in extreme hot and cold temperatures under high pressures. It is also highly water insoluble so it will not dissolve in the event it comes into contact with water. I prefer the Grease Gun # L30416 as its you can choose to use it with either the solid 5-1/2" extension if you are only greasing the axle or use...
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  • Recommended Grease for Hub and Drum
  • The grease I highly recommend for you is the LubriMatic Wheel Bearing Grease for Disc and Drum Brake Applications # L11465. This is the highest-rated grease and will do a fantastic job; I also recommend using the LubriMatic Standard-Duty, Lever Action Grease Gun # L30200. I have added links to video reviews of both the grease and grease gun for you to check out.
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  • How to Grease a Dexter EZ Lube Axle
  • EZ Lube axles like the item # T3584F-EZ-8974 come from the factory with just a little bit of grease in the bearings. The first time you use the EZ Lube feature to fill the axle, it will take a lot of grease. You will probably use 3/4 to a full tube for each wheel. You will need the Performance Tools Heavy Duty Grease Gun - Lever Action - Aluminum item # PTW54290 to pump the grease into your axle. I have personally owned this grease gun for years and I have never had any issues or blow outs...
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  • Trailer Bearing Kit for Lippert 4,400 lb Axles
  • We have exactly what you need for the bearings and seals for a Lippert 4,400 lb axle, which is Bearing Kit # BK2-100. This kit includes inner bearing # L68149, inner race # L68111, outer bearing # L44649, outer race # L44610, grease seal # 58846, a cotter pin and a tang washer. You will need two kits for both wheels on your axle. For grease I also recommend the LubriMatic Disc/Drum Brake and Wheel Bearing Grease # L11382; then for a bearing packer I recommend the Bearing Packer #...
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  • Does HydraStar Disc Brake Kit With Actuator for Triple Axle Trailer Have Option for 7K Oil Hubs
  • We do have a way for you to use the HydraStar electric-over-hydraulic actuator for disc brakes with 7,000 lb oil hubs, but there is not a direct option for an entire kit that uses oil hubs; it is necessary to use grease with the hubs on the HydraStar Disc Brake Kit with Actuator for Triple Axle Trailers # HSE7K-TR1. Instead, you would need to piece together three disc brake kits (one for each axle) that fit the same spindle as the HydraStar hubs, along with the actuator and brake lines....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Lincoln Nautilus
  • There are a number of parts needed to flat tow your 2020 Lincoln Nautilus 2.7L V6 engine and we can start with the wiring you asked about, which would be the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This kit is recommended because it is designed to prevent any type of electrical feedback to keep your Lincoln's electrical system safe. Along with this wiring kit here are the other parts recommended to flat tow your 2020 Lincoln Nautilus with a 2.7L V6 engine: -...
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  • Bearing Kit For 2016 Heartland Cyclone 4200
  • We have the exact kit you need to replace your bearings, races, and grease seal on your 2016 Heartland Cyclone 4200, which is the following: - Bearing Kit # BK3-200 This kit is for one hub, so if you need to replace the bearings and seals on multiple hubs, just be sure to order the correct quantity. And then for grease I recommend the LubriMatic GreaseĀ # L11380 with Bearing PackerĀ # ALL647646.
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  • Options for Re-Sealing a Horse Trailer Roof
  • For sealant we have the TremPro 644 Silicone Sealant # 0160297 which adheres to rubber-like roofing materials, aluminum, galvanized metal, plastic, vinyl, fiberglass, wood, and even mortar and concrete. If you are meaning that you need to redo the complete roof, we have the Alpha Systems Superflex TPO RV Roof Membrane # AL68CV and the Alpha Systems RV Roof Replacement Installation Kit for Roofs # AL63FJ. If this is not what you are looking for, please provide more information and...
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  • Will TremPro 645 Silicone All Purpose Sealant for RVs and Trailers Work with Plastic
  • The TremPro 645 Silicone All Purpose Sealant for RVs and Trailers # FAS59FR would work great for you as it is a multi-purpose sealant that would work great with plastic.
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  • Grease Used in CE Smith Pre-Greased Hub CE13110
  • I reached out to CE Smith, who told me the Trailer Hub Assembly with Carrying Case for 2,500-lb Axles - 4 on 4 - Pre-Greased # CE13110 uses a marine grade grease similar to the LubriMatic Marine Trailer Wheel Bearing Grease # L54FR. At one point the grease was in fact red but they changed it to the greener in color grease, with the only difference being the color, as both are marine-grade. I have added a link below to a video review of this grease if you'd like to take a look.
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  • Bearing Kit Options For Tracker Pontoon Boat Trailer With Bearing L44649 & Dexter 010-019 Seal
  • Based on what you gave me I can narrow it down to one of two bearing kits for your Tracker boat trailer. Since you mentioned L44610 that means one of the bearings is L44649, and when combined with the Dexter 010-019-00 grease seal, that leaves two options. One is for a 3,500 lb axle and the other is for a 2,200 lb axle, so you can check and see what your axle rating is, which will help decide: - 2,200 lb Axle: Bearing Kit, L44649 Inner/Outer Bearings, 10-60 Seal # BK1-150 - 3,500...
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  • Replacement Grease Seal for 4,400 Pound Dexter Axle
  • Your 635096 Dexter Axle uses grease seal # 58846. If you end up needing replacement bearings as well, the correct bearings are the # L68149 and # LM67048.
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  • Difference Between HydraStar Disc Brake Kit HSE7K-TR1 & HSE7K-TR1SO for 7K Triple-Axles
  • The difference between the two HydraStar Disc Brake Kits with Actuator for Triple Axle Trailers is that one comes with a complete hub-and-rotor assembly while the other is just the slip-on rotors without the hubs. What that means is that if you need new hubs with the brake kit you will want the HydraStar Disc Brake Kit with Actuator for Triple Axle Trailers - 13" Hub/Rotor # HSE7K-TR1. If your hubs are in fine shape and you just want the kit with the slip-on rotors you will want the...
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  • Propane T-Fitting & Hose For Between ASME Tank & Regulator
  • The threaded brass plug connects the ASME tank on your motorhome, and the fitting on the right is for connection to the regulator for the MB Sturgis Sturgi-Flow T-Fitting w/ Hose - POL Valve - Disposable Cylinder Port # 103608. You will need an adapter to go from the T-fitting to your regulator, the MB Sturgis Propane Tank Adapter - POL x 1/4" Male NPT # 204037-MBS. For this fitting it is recommended you use Thread Sealant Tape # 37207-30025.
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  • Is Calcium Sulfonate Grease Compatible With Red Grease In Trailer Hub?
  • Red grease such as the LubriMatic LMX Industrial Strength Grease - 14 oz. Cartridge # L11390 is a lithium complex grease and is compatible with the calcium sulfonate complex based Grease # LOC64FR you were looking at. As long as you can confirm your current grease is lithium based like the one above you will not have any issues. With that said I would personally go ahead and clean out the old grease before using the grease you mentioned as doing so makes it so you will avoid any possible...
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  • Trempro 645 Sealant Availability
  • Yes, I had the TremPro 645 Silicone All Purpose Sealant for RVs and Trailers - Clear - 10.1oz Cartridge - Qty 1 # FAS59FR added to the site for you.
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  • Why Is My Roof Rack On My 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Allowing Water Inside?
  • The first thing you can do, is double check the instructions and ensure that the feet are installed correctly. Something as simple as the feet being improperly spaced, or if everything is not tightened down completely, could lead to the issue you're having. If you've checked that that is all good, then you can put a strip of duct tape like # PT23ZR over the base of the foot to give it a tighter seal. However, realistically if the dealership installed this roof rack, they need to be...
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  • How Often Do I Need To Repack The Wheel Bearings On My Cargo Trailer?
  • Wheel bearings should be inspected and grease repacked in the bearings every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. This information can be found in both the Haulmark trailers owners manual and we have it in our article which I have linked below. If you have a boat trailer or you run your trailer in extreme hot and cold temperatures I generally recommend inspecting the grease more often to ensure that it is in good condition and quantity. I recommend the LubriMatic LMX Industrial...
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  • What Grease Can Be Mixed with Citgo Calsuplex MP Heavy Marine Grade Wheel Grease
  • According to the MSDS sheet I looked up online for the Citgo calsuplex mp heavy marine grade wheel grease, it is a Calcium Sulfonate type grease. It can be mixed with polyurea grease, such as part # L11465. It can also be mixed with a lithium complex red grease like # L11390 which we routinely use in our shop. For a 14 ounce cartridge compatible grease gun, I like the LubriMatic # L30480 I'll link to a help article that will explain everything you've ever wanted to know about grease.
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  • Rebuild or Repair Kit Availability for Blue Ox Aventa LX BX7445
  • I spoke to my contact at Blue Ox, she said that they will service your tow bar if it is less than 8 years old. To determine how old it is she said there is an engraving on the bottom of the driver's side leg that will have the model #, serial # and manufacture date. They will need that information to determine if they can rebuild your tow bar. We do not have the parts to rebuild your Blue Ox Aventa LX BX7445. If you need to replace the tow bar, the Blue Ox Avail Non-Binding Tow Bar...
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  • How is MaxxAir Mini Deluxe Trailer Roof Vent w/ 12V Fan Powered
  • You will need a 12 volt power supply from a battery in order to install the MaxxAir vent you asked about, which is the following part number: - MaxxAir Mini Deluxe Trailer Roof Vent with 12V Fan # MA00-03851 This vent is a simple 2-wire design with a white ground wire and black power wire that connects to your RV's 12V power supply. It does come with the mounting screws so the only other thing you will need is sealant, the TremPro 644 Silicone Sealant # 0160297.
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  • Replacement Bearings L44649, LM48549 and Grease Seal With 1.71 Inner Diameter
  • Thanks so much for that detailed info, and we do have the bearings, races, and grease seal that you need, which are the following: - Replacement Trailer Hub Bearing # L44649 - Replacement Race # L44610 - Replacement Trailer Hub Bearing # LM48548 - Replacement Race # LM48510 - Grease Seal # 58846 The bearing LM48548 is a different number than the one you mentioned for the Bower inner bearing, but it does have the exact same inner and outer diameter so it will work perfectly. Apart...
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  • Do You Need To Fill The EZ Lube Grease Zerk After Repacking The Bearings?
  • Yes, you will want to add Grease # L11390 to your grease zerk after you repack your Bearings # BK3-300. This will ensure the the entire hub is full of grease. I recommend keeping a separate Grease Gun # L30416 with the trailer so you will be able to add the same grease and not mix grease types.
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  • How Much Grease Should I Buy To Pack Wheel Bearings
  • The Prime Guard Wheel Bearing Hi-Temp Red Grease part # L11380 16-oz tub will be enough to pack the wheel bearings and grease the spindle on your travel trailer. I have attached a helpful article for your reference about packing the bearings. The grease is designed for wheel bearings and other automotive parts such as ball joints and steering linkages so you can use it on other projects as well.
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  • How Long Should Loc Tite Primer Dry before Application of Loctite Thread Sealant 545
  • When using the Loctite Thread Sealant 545 # LT37482 on an inactive material like stainless steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, or titanium (metals that don't corrode) you need to use the Loctite Klean N Prime. According to Loc Tite you just need to let it dry for a minute. If left clean it will still work up to a month after application.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep TJ
  • Flat towing your 2005 Jeep TJ will require a base plate kit, tow bar, wiring, and braking system, but you will need to remove your front-mounted hitch because it will interfere with the base plates. If this is something you are willing to do, here are all the parts you need in order to flat tow your 2005 Jeep TJ, assuming you also have the standard factory bumper: - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1120 - Tow Bar: Blue Ox Alpha 2 Tow Bar # BX7380 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster...
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  • Trailer Grease Recommendatio to Use in Hub with Unknown Grease
  • There's a really good chance what you have would mix just fine in the hub you have but the best choice would be to use LMX Red grease like part # L11390 as it is compatible with all of the standard hub greases and is the highest quality as well. I attached a link to a chart that has all of the greases we carry and their compatability too.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2013 Cadillac SRX Behind a Motorhome
  • There are a number of parts you will need to flat tow your 2013 Cadillac SRX, which I'll list for you. All of the parts are going to be required, and these are going to be the best parts for your Cadillac as they offer you the best value in terms of both quality and cost. Here are the parts you'll need: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-523162-4 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-522 - Safety Chains: Roadmaster...
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  • Electric Brakes, Bearings, & Grease Seal For 5,200 lb Dexter Axle Hub
  • Thanks for that photo, and what it shows is that you have a 5,200 lb Dexter axle; the correct replacement bearing kit - which has the bearings, races, and grease seal - is the following: - Bearing Kit # BK3-300 To pack the bearings you can use Deluxe Bearing Packer # ALL647646, and if you need grease, the LubriMatic LMX Industrial Strength Grease # L11390. Then for the appropriate electric brakes that fit, what you will need is the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting -...
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  • Recommended Grease and Grease Gun For Dexter Axle Bearings On a 2021 Jayco Eagle 5TH Wheel Camper
  • I recommend the LubriMatic LMX Industrial Strength Grease # L11390 for the bearings on your 2021 Jayco Eagle 5th wheel with Dexter Axles. This is a lithium complex grease so it will be compatible with your grease. The grease is specifically formulated to work well under extreme pressure in both hot and cold climates. It can also be used with any wet bolts you have in your suspension system. The Grease Gun # L30416 will make getting to your grease zerks much easier. The flexible hose...
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  • Is Red Grease Good for Boat Trailer Hubs
  • Red grease is considered to be the most heavy duty and waterproof grease out there so we recommend it highly for boat trailers. My honest recommendation would be to continue using the red grease like with part # L11390 but if you wanted to remove all of the old grease you don't have to go super crazy. You need to remove all that you can by hand and anything else won't be an issue.
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  • LMX Industrial Strength L11390 Thickener and Viscosity Specs
  • The LMX # L11390 red grease is a lithium complex grease that has a # 2 viscosity index.
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  • Grease Recommendation for Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution
  • You are correct that the Blue Ox SwayPro weight distribution systems do require the use of molybdenum grease. For that you would want the part # LM54FR. If you need a grease gun for that you would also need the part # L30200.
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  • Boat Trailer Wheel Bearing Grease for Hubs
  • I wouldn't be able to identify the grease you have based on just what you listed but I can tell you that there isn't a single grease that is compatible with everything. Most likely you have a marine grease in your hubs like the Lubrimatic # L54FR that you referenced but it's hard for me to determine this only based on what you listed. This would be a great choice when it's time to repack your bearings/hub. Also you should note that using bearing buddies to add grease to a hub that doesn't...
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  • Recommended Grease for Dexter Hubs and Bearings on 2016 Forest River Travel Trailer
  • Repacking your trailer hub bearings with grease and also checking for damage or wear is recommended every 12 months or 12,000 miles. I have also attached a helpful trailer maintenance schedule for you to look at. I recommend using the Prime Guard Wheel Bearing Hi-Temp Red Grease # L11380. This is a polyurea-based grease that meets high-temperature requirements for all disc and drum brakes and is great for wheel bearings, too. To avoid any compatibility issues, you may want to first...
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  • Is Loctite Required When Installing a Trailer Hitch
  • In most cases Loctite is not required when installing a trailer hitch, but it would not be a bad idea. I suggest using the Loctite Blue Stick Threadlocker, # LT37643, which will provide a secure grip and protect against water and grime.
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  • Black Graphite Grease Replacement Options
  • Although Curt recommends the use of black graphite grease with their 5th wheel hitch, you could certainly use the LubriMatic Mini Grease Gun Kit with Multi-Purpose Grease part # L30132 for an alternative option as stated by our Curt representative.
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  • Available Bearing Grease Types and Hub/Drum Assemblies
  • We do offer several types of grease products with varied formulations for specific applications. The LubriMatic Disc/Drum Brake and Wheel Bearing Grease # L11382 that you referenced is formulated for drum brake and wheel bearing lubrication. This product is rated GC-LB by the NLGI which means it has the highest rating in its product class. The available grease types and their applications are detailed in the linked article on lubricants. We also offer hub/drum assemblies that you can...
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  • What Oil Do I Use In My Oil Bath Style Hub?
  • I recommend the Kodiak Synthetic Bearing Oil for Oil Bath Hubs # XLPROLUBE. This oil is formulated to work with all oil bath style hubs. It is a synthetic 90 weight oil that reduces friction and works well in cold and hot weather applications.
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  • Would LubriMatic Marine Trailer Wheel Bearing Grease # L54FR be Enough for 6 Hub Assemblies
  • The LubriMatic Marine Trailer Wheel Bearing Grease # L54FR would easily be enough grease for your 6 hub assemblies plus some extra for the future. You are correct though. Pack the bearing by hand and then use the EZ lube fitting to fill it the rest of the way up. I attached a video to this page that covers bearing packing as well.
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  • How to Identify Correct Replacement Bearings and Seals for Boat Trailer
  • Replacing your boat trailer's wheel bearings and seals is easiest if you pull one of the hubs and remove the inner and outer bearings and grease seal. The part numbers for these items usually appear as shown in the linked photo, and knowing the part numbers is the surest way to know you have selected the correct replacement parts. If you cannot get the part numbers please let me know and I will give you help with how to measure the spindles and hubs for the parts' sizes. We offer individual...
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  • Grease Recommendation for Heavy Duty Trailer Axles
  • We recommend the Red Grease like the LMX part # L11390 as it's the heaviest duty grease available and it's also waterproof.
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  • Recommended Roof Sealant for Aluminum and Galvanized Metal on Trailer
  • The TremPro 644 Silicone Sealant part # 0160297 is what we use for general roof repair and it will work great for you as well as it works on both aluminum and galvanized metal.
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  • Recommended Grease for the Blue Ox Sway Pro System
  • Blue Ox recommends LubriMatic Moly EP Grease for the Blue Ox Sway Pro System. For that you would want the part # LM54FR. If you need a grease gun for that you would also need the part # L30200. I have linked both parts mentioned above to this page for your convenience.
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  • What is the Best Grease for Trailer Bearings
  • Even though I cannot comment specifically on the grease you used because I am not familiar with it, I can tell you the best grease for trailer bearings is a a grease with a rating of GC-LB, which just means it is made to withstand very high temperatures (like what occur on a trailer hub that has massive RPMs when travelling, even at slower speeds) so it will continue to lubricate instead of quickly dissipating like you see with lower rated greases. The best grease for trailer bearings...
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  • Do I Really Need To Repack Bearings Every 12 Months If I Have Low Mileage On Trailer
  • The bearings should really be repacked every 12,000 miles or 12 months whichever comes first even if you are not putting 12,000 miles on the trailer. It still a good idea to routinely repack the bearings every 12 months because the grease breaks down over time regardless of the mileage which can lead to bearing failure. I have attached a couple of helpful articles for your reference.
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  • Recommended Bearing Grease for Dexter EZ-Lube Axle
  • In regards to grease compatibility brand is not really relevant but rather the base of the grease. The majority of hub/bearing greases will have a petroleum/polyurea-base so the Prime Guard Wheel Bearing Hi-Temp Red Grease part # L11380 for the can or part # L11465 for the tube will be just fine. There can be issues with mixing two different kinds of grease but this is not really as common of an issue as you might think because again most trailer bearings greases will have a petroleum/polyurea-b...
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  • How to Apply Grease using E-Z Lube Spindles
  • I recommend greasing your bearings and hubs as follows - first, grease your bearings and spindle by hand or with a bearing packer like part # L70025. If you are going to do it by hand, start with a gob of grease in your palm and then press the bearing into the grease with some force. Next, insert your bearings and grease seal in the hub and mount your hub on your spindle. You should slowly pump grease into the spindle. As you are pumping the grease into the spindle, occasionally rotate...
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  • Can I Mix Different Color Greases To Fill Trailer Hub with Zerk Fittings
  • The color of the grease isn't a good indicator for compatibility, you should be using their base for this. The most common base is Petroleum. The Petroleum based greases can come in many different colors so in some cases it can be okay to mix colors and other it won't. If you don't know what is in your hubs currently then it's best to repack everything with new grease so you don't run into issues. You should be doing this once a year anyhow. I recommend the Prime Guard Wheel Bearing Hi-Temp...
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  • How Often Should Trailer Hub Bearings be Greased with EZ Lube Spindles
  • Standard tapered trailer wheel bearings are recommended to be re-packed with fresh bearing grease about every year or every 12,000 miles under normal use. In certain conditions this interval could be shorter, such as if you routinely tow the trailer under conditions of extreme heat or near its maximum load capacity. This and other recommended trailer maintenance procedures are outlined in the linked article, which may interest you. With the EZ lube zerk fitting you'll want to pump grease...
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  • Sealant Recommendation for a RV Roof Made from Fiberglass
  • We do offer a sealant that will work on fiberglass, but the part # 49329 that you referenced is not designed for it. Instead I would recommend the TremPro 644 Silicone Sealant # 0160297 as it has been confirmed to work on fiberglass.
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  • What Synthetic Wheel Grease do You Recommend for My Travel Trailer Wheels?
  • For your 2020 Jayco travel trailer's wheels with zerk fittings, I recommend the LubriMatic Wheel Bearing Grease for Disc and Drum Brake Applications # L11465 along with the grease gun # L30200. This grease is fully synthetic and is perfect for wheel components.
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  • Grease Recommendation and Schedule for Dexter EZ Lube Spindles
  • Standard tapered trailer wheel bearings are recommended to be re-packed with fresh bearing grease about every year or every 12,000 miles under normal use. In certain conditions this interval could be shorter, such as if you routinely tow the trailer under conditions of extreme heat or near its maximum load capacity. This and other recommended trailer maintenance procedures are outlined in the linked article, which may interest you. The best grease around for trailer hubs is the "Red"...
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  • Is NGLI #2 Grease From Dexter and Mystik Compatible
  • Yes, both of the greases you mentioned are the same #2 style of lithium complex based grease like the # L11390 so they are perfectly compatible.
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  • How Much Grease is Needed in an EZ Lube Axle
  • I can help you with greasing up your EZ Lube Axle. First thing I would check would be that the grease is not coming out of the back of the axle through the seal. If this is the case you will need to replace the seal. Our tubes like # L11390 have 14 ounces which should be more than enough to fill your axle. You will want to continue to pump grease until you begin to see the outer bearing move or you see grease seeping through the outer bearing. Make sure you pump the grease slowly...
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  • Marine Grade Grease for Trailer Brakes and Bearings
  • The water insoluble grease that we carry is Lubrimatic Marine Trailer Wheel Bearing Grease available in 3 ounce cartridges, part # L54FR.
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  • Best Wheel Bearing Grease for a Trailer
  • The highest quality grease we carry for wheel bearing is the LMX red grease like the part # L11390 that you referenced. LMX Red is heavy-duty, premium grease for the toughest lubricating jobs on the biggest, heaviest equipment. It performs better under higher pressures and temperatures than standard multi-purpose grease, and it resists water better. Because it resists water and sticks in place well, this grease will work on external parts that are exposed to the weather. It provides...
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  • Lippert 6-Point Level-Up System Foot Pad Torque Requirement
  • For the 6-point Level-Up System by Lippert, I made a call to the manufacturer to ensure you would receive correct information. Lippert said that when you bolt the footpads to the jacks, you need to torque them to 132 ft-lb. They said to make sure to use Loctite Threadlocker 262 - High Strength - Up to 3/4" Nuts/Bolts - 0.20-Fl-Oz Tube, # LT37420 on the footpad bolts and do not try to remove the bolt once it is tightened as removing the bolt could result in damage to the cylinder. It...
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  • Lance Travel Trailer Red Wheel Bearing Grease Needed
  • The grease you previously purchased is # L11390 and is a multipurpose grease. # L54FR is designed to work with wheel bearings and is marine grade so it is going to hold up good for a long time. If you wanted to grease any other fittings, we also have LubriMatic # L11390 is industrial strength grease designed to be used with a grease gun. If you don't have a grease gun, part # L30416 works with the LubriMatic grease and uses 14oz tubes of grease.
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  • How to Convert Oil Bath Hubs to Grease Hubs on Trailer
  • Converting oil bath hubs like what you have on your Ramlin Nautique Trailer to grease hubs is just a matter of cleaning out all of the existing oil and using a high-quality grease like # L11390 to re-pack the hub and bearings. It can get a little trickier when going the other way (grease to oil bath) but changing to grease doesn't require any other components. You might also be interested in the Bearing Packer # PTW1218 to help with this process. I have attached a short video demonstration...
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  • Grease Recommendation for a 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch
  • You will want to consult the manual for the hitch you have to determine if there is a specific type of lubricant needed and for all of the areas that need to be lubricated. I do not recommend a spray lubricant such PB Blaster for 5th wheel hitch lubrication because it will not be heavy duty enough for the stresses involved with 5th wheel towing. For a better option biobased grease I recommend # L11390. Or you could use automotive type chassis grease. Some hitches require engine oil...
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  • How Often To Grease Hubs of Trailer and Grease Recommendation
  • Standard tapered trailer wheel bearings are recommended to be re-packed with fresh bearing grease about every year or every 12,000 miles under normal use. In certain conditions this interval could be shorter, such as if you routinely tow the trailer under conditions of extreme heat or near its maximum load capacity. This and other recommended trailer maintenance procedures are outlined in the linked article, which may interest you. The best grease around for trailer hubs is the "Red"...
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  • Recommended High Temperature Wheel Bearing Grease for EZ Lube Spindles
  • The green or blue greases are usually a synthetic grease with color added for identification or brand recognition. For your application, I recommend the LubriMatic Wheel Bearing Grease for Disc and Drum Brake Applications - 14-oz Cartridge # L11465 which works with a grease gun like # L30200. This will work perfectly on your EZ Lube spindles.
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  • Can Regular and Marine Grease be Used in the Same Hub
  • That is an excellent question! In some instances mixing regular grease like part # L11390 won't hurt when mixed with marine grease, but in some situations it can ruin your hubs/spindles and taking the extra time to clean off the grease and redo the job is much better than having to do that again after replacing a bunch of parts that got ruined. The only way to know if it is safe or not is to look at the attached diagram and determine if the greases are okay to be used together or not. Some...
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  • Can You Drill Holes in a Thule Cargo Box to Move it Forward and Clear the Rear Hatch
  • Yes, you can drill new holes in your Thule Frontier Cargo Box in order to clear the rear hatch on your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon. I also recommend using part # LT37467 to cover up the old holes so water doesn't get in. The only thing you need to be aware of when drilling new holes is how you load the cargo box. Since the front of the box is going to be moved further away from the crossbars you will just want to make sure you keep the heavier items towards the rear and centered on the crossbars.
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  • Safe Grease Gun Pressure for Filling Hubs with Grease on EZ Lube Spindles
  • Care should be taken when loading grease into a hub that is installed on an EZ-Lube spindle. It is very easy to over-fill the hub and apply too much pressure and blow out the grease seals. Even the double-lip seals like # 34823 used with EZ-Lube hubs can be blown out from excess grease pressure. The standard grease guns we offer top out at a maximum pressure of 7000-psi, but many are rated for lower pressure, such as # ALL940798 (4500-psi) and # L30100 (3000-psi) and it's cartridges...
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  • What Size Grease Zerk Fitting is on a Trailer with EZ Lube Spindles
  • You should have a standard 1/4" grease zerk fitting on your EZ Lube spindles. The 1/4" zerk is a fairly common size so you should be able to easily acquire one. We actually have the Powerbuilt Pistol Grip Grease Gun # ALL940798 which would be perfect for your application. Please note that you need to use the same type of grease that is currently being used on your spindles. Different types of grease don't mix well and will actually cause damage to the spindle. I have attached a chart...
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  • Compatibility of Lubrimatic LMX Red Grease # L11390 for Boat Trailer
  • Depending on the base of the grease that is already in your boat trailer, it may be compatible with the LMX red grease. If you know who last serviced the trailer, like a marina or dealer, you will want to check with them before just combining the current and the red grease. Incompatible greases can break each other down. If you cannot find out what grease was used, you will need to remove all the old grease before using the new grease to prevent any further issues and damage to the components...
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  • What is Needed to Re-Pack Trailer Bearings With EZ-Lube or Posi-Lube Axle
  • With an EZ-Lube or Posi-Lube axle, you do not have to take apart the hubs to re-pack the bearings. You are absolutely correct that all you need to do is use the grease zerk and add LubriMatic LMX Industrial Strength Grease # L11390 or LubriMatic Wheel Bearing Grease # L11465 with Grease Gun # L30200, # L30416, or # L30480. That said, it is still a good idea to disassemble the hub and manually inspect the bearings on occasion just to be sure everything is in good working order. I...
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  • How Often Should Trailer Hubs be Regreased
  • Standard tapered trailer wheel bearings are recommended to be re-packed with fresh bearing grease about every year or every 12,000 miles under normal use. In certain conditions this interval could be shorter, such as if you routinely tow the trailer under conditions of extreme heat or near its maximum load capacity. The best grease around for trailer hubs is the "Red" grease like the Lubrimatic LMX Industrial Strength part # L11390. It's waterproof, heavy duty, and compatible with most...
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  • Correct Grease for Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution
  • Yes, the UltraLube Biobased Moly EP Grease part # LM54FR is a molybdenum based grease so it will work with the Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Systems like part # BXW1500.
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  • Grease Compatible with Boat Trailer Bearing Use
  • From what I can find online, you can combine the calcium sulfonate grease and an anhydrous calcium grease together, but your quantities and amounts will need to be mixed correctly so it is not too thick. A grease too thick will not operate the same under temperature changes and will also not be as fluid to lubricate all the smaller parts of the bearing. For boat trailer bearings, we normally recommend the Calcium Sulfonate grease like the LubriMatic Marine Trailer Wheel Bearing Grease...
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  • Traction Material for Inside of Ramp Door on Toy Hauler
  • Other than the grip tape such as # PT24ZR or # PT57ZR we do offer an alternative that might work for you. I'd recommend using a rubber utility mat like part # DZ85009, which measures 6 feet by 3-1/2 feet wide. You might need to trim the mat to meet your needs, but this seems like a good solution. I'd recommend using contact cement to attach it to the inside surface of the ramp. Depending on what the inside surface of the ramp is and how the grit is applied, it might be possible to remove...
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  • Why Is My Dexter 12 Axle Hub Running Hot
  • There are many reasons why one of your hubs is running hotter than the other. We usually recommend that you work on both hubs at the same time when you are trouble shooting, this way you know that the same work was done on both hubs. I would change the oil in the right hub, since you changed the oil in the left hub. I would replace the bearings in the hub you did not service, but take a close look at the bearings to make sure there are no deformities/abnormalities. If after doing this and...
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  • How Often Should Trailer Bearings Be Packed
  • To ensure that your trailer performs reliably, you should inspect the bearings, races, and seals and repack the bearings every 12 months or 12,000 miles. So, yes you will want to repack your bearings at the one year mark even at low mileage. Being exposed to the elements will cause the grease to break down regardless of low use. We have products you can use to help with the repacking process if you do not already have them. You can pick up the LubriMatic Standard-Duty, Lever Action Grease...
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  • Wheel Bearing Grease Recommendation for 7k Lippert Axle
  • The RED grease is the best grease for trailer hubs. It's marine grade and the most heavy-duty grease around so its what we recommend the most. For that you would want # L11390. This grease also happens to be the most universal. You are going to need to measure your current spindle to determine whether or not you need a 2-1/8 inch seal like # RG06-090 or if you need a 2-1/4 inch seal like # RG06-070. You will need to take the measurement of the spindle where the grease seal rides....
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  • Wheel Bearing Grease Compatibility Chart Availability
  • Check out the link I attached just to the right of this text, it has the grease compatibility chart you are looking for. It's near the bottom of the page.
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  • Red Grease Recommendation in Hub Drums
  • Red grease is the king honestly. I can't find where you found on our site to say otherwise for disc brakes but you'll be fine with it in your trailer hub. The LMX red grease # L11390 you referenced is a good choice for extremes of temperature or for cases where there is high wear in the bearings/hubs.
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  • Quantity of Lubrimatic LMX Industrial Strength Grease # L11390
  • The Lubrimatic LMX Industrial Strength Grease # L11390 that you referenced includes just one 14-oz tube/cartridge of grease. We do not have this product available as part of a larger case. I have attached a short video review that you can check out as well.
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  • Recommended Wheel Bearing Grease for Trailer
  • The best wheel bearing grease for trailer hubs is the Red style of grease like the part # L11390. It looks like this is what you have too since the picture shows red grease. This grease is the toughest option available and works great in trailer wheel hubs. It's also really great for marine applications as it's highly water insoluble.
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  • 5th Wheel Brakes Work on Left Side of the Trailer But Not The Right Side
  • This problem is most likely being caused by an issue with the wiring- either a short on the brake output wire or on the ground wire. The brake output wire at some point will break off from the main lead and branch off to each assembly. You will need to trace the brake output wire back from the trailer connector until the point it branches into the right side braking assemblies- if these wires have any type of loom or casing on them, you'll need to remove this to get a better picture as...
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  • Which Grease is Used on Lippert Trailer Axles
  • According to Lippert they use Lithium Complex grease on their 2k-7k axles. This means you can use a Lithium Complex grease like the LubriMatic LMX Industrial Strength Grease - 14 oz. Cartridge # L11390 for your bearings.
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  • Compatibility of Lubrimatic Grease with Other Grease Types
  • The Lubrimatic marine wheel bearing grease you mentioned # L54FR uses a calcium sulfonate base. Grease that uses that type of base is indeed compatible with lithium complex grease, according to the compatibility chart you mentioned. To see the chart, use the provided link and scroll down toward the bottom of the page.
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  • Best Wheel Bearing Grease for Utility, Camper, and Horse Trailers
  • The highest quality grease we carry for wheel bearing is the LMX red grease like the part # L11390. LMX Red is heavy-duty, premium grease for the toughest lubricating jobs on the biggest, heaviest equipment. It performs better under higher pressures and temperatures than standard multi-purpose grease, and it resists water better. Because it resists water and sticks in place well, this grease will work on external parts that are exposed to the weather. It provides premium protection for...
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  • How To Re-Pack Grease Trailer Wheel Bearings
  • When greasing or re-packing the bearings with grease, you need to fill every space of the bearing with grease. This can be done either by hand, by using a bearing packer # L70025, or if you plan on servicing multiple trailers, or just want to cut down on the time it takes, you can pump grease # L11390 into a bearing packer, like # ALL647646 using a standard grease gun # PTW54290. If you are going to do it by hand, start with a gob of grease # L11380 in your palm and then press the...
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  • Grease to Use for Lubricating Arms of Swagman Escapee
  • Swagman doesn't have a recommended lube to use for the arms of the Escapee but white lithium grease like part # L11363 since unlike other options it does not draw dirt and dust into it.
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  • Should New Trailer Hub Be Hard to Turn by Hand
  • Trailer grease can be pretty thick and might make the hub slightly heavier feeling when turning by hand, but if your hub is difficult to turn by hand you most likely have the spindle nut tightened down too far. When our installers replace a trailer hub, there isn't a set torque spec used when tightening the spindle nut. The hub is placed on the spindle, making sure the inner and outer bearings are correctly seated. The spindle nut is then run down until you start feeling resistance....
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  • Replacing Foot Pad On Lippert 6-Point Level-Up System - 132 Ft-lb Torque Requirement + Loctite
  • I understand your concern. I called Lippert to verify that the 132 Ft-lb of torque and use of Locktite is still valid. They said that was the requirement and there were no alternative instructions. The assumption is that this is the method they used for installation and that by removing the foot pad you will run the risk of damaging the cylinder. I also verifed the order that bolts, washers, and o-rings are installed. It is bolt, then washer, then o-ring, then through the foot pad, add...
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  • Can Air Powered Grease Gun Be Used to Grease Hub on EZ Lube Spindle
  • As long as you don't over fill the hubs with grease you can use an air-powered grease gun. If you put too much grease in a hub you'll blow out the seal on the back side of the hubs so you have be careful not to do that. You should slowly pump grease into the spindle. As you are pumping the grease into the spindle, occasionally rotate the hub. This will prevent the grease from building up in one spot. Continue to pump grease until you begin to see the outer bearing move or you see...
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  • Is There an Exact Amount of Grease to Use in Trailer Hubs
  • Since you're seeing grease come out through the bearings you're good. There isn't an exact amount of grease that hubs need to be filled with but the trick is to keep pumping in more grease till you see it ooze out. Since you are there already you are good.
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  • Grease and Grease Gun Recommendation for 2019 Kaufman Trailer
  • The best grease for trailer hub applications is the LMX Red like part # L11390 as it's the most heavy duty, is water proof, and is also compatible with most all other greases. Then for a gun the Grease Gun # PTW54290 which is very easy to use and well made so it will last a long time. I attached review videos for both part numbers for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Grease for Trailer Brakes and Bearings
  • There are many options out there. LubriMatic Disc/Drum Brake and Wheel Bearing Grease # L11465 is a great one. You can use it on disc or drum brakes. It can also be used to grease wheel bearings.
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  • What Grease is the LubriMatic Marine Trailer Wheel Bearing Grease Part # L11402 Compatible With
  • The LubriMatic Marine Trailer Wheel Bearing Grease part # L54FR has a calcium sulfonate base. If the Mallory Marine Wheel Bearing Grease part 9-82750 that you are referring to also has this type of base then it will work well together. It will also work well with a few other bases as you can see in the attached photo and help article. If you need a grease gun for 3 oz cartridges then I recommend the Mini- Grease Gun part # L30-132-07 .
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  • Does LubriMatic Mini Grease Gun Require A Cartridge For Use
  • The LubriMatic Mini Grease Gun # 30-800 like the part # L30-132-07 are not designed for a direct grease fill. It is designed to use the 3-oz cartidges like part # L54FR. We do have grease guns that can be filled with suction or use a cartridge. They are part # L30100, part # L30-192, and part # L30193.
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  • Will TremPro 644 Silicone Sealant Seal Lexan Polycarb to Fiberglass on a 1996 Winnebago Motorhome
  • The TremPro 644 Silicone Sealant # 0160297 that your referenced will do well to seal lexan polycarb to a gel coat or fiber glass on your 1996 Winnebago motorhome skylight.
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  • Recommended Wheel Bearing Grease and Grease Seal 2018 Jayco Jayfeather 23rl Travel Trailer
  • The # L11390 LMX Red grease is exactly what I'd recommend. It's what our installation crews typically use here at etrailer.com HQ. I contacted Jayco regarding replacement grease seals. They were able to tell me that their part number for replacement seals is 0713491, but they couldn't provide the inner or outer diameter. If you'd prefer not to obtain them from Jayco, I can determine which ones you need if you could reply with the reference number from the inner wheel bearing and the...
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  • Is There a Risk of Adding Too Much Grease to an EZ-Lube Spindle
  • When you are replacing bearings you do want to pack them prior to installing the new ones into your hub. This ensures that the grease actually gets pushed completely into the bearings so that they work properly and don't overheat. You can use a bearing packer like part # PTW1218 or # ALL647646 to accomplish this. The grease zerk fittings on your EZ-Lube spindles you are talking about are more for adding grease between changing out bearings/seals/hubs. I believe the section of our linked...
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  • Are Red, Marine and Wheel Bearing Grease Compatible with Each Other
  • Polyurea is in the wheel bearing grease and is compatible with marine bearing grease but not the Red grease. Red grease is compatible with marine grease but not standard. I attached a help article that has a chart with all of the grease compatibilities as well.
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  • When Should Trailer Wheel Bearings be Replaced
  • We recommended to repack the wheel bearings on your trailer every 12 months or 12,000 miles. There is not a specific guideline as far as actually replacing the bearings. When repacking them with grease, you will also just want to check for any damage or wear and replace anything if needed. As long as everything looks fine, there is no need to replace the bearings based on time alone. If you will be packing the bearings by hand, I recommend using a grease like the Prime Guard Wheel Bearing...
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  • Trailer Hub For BT8 Spindle With 4 on 4 Bolt Pattern For Boat Trailer
  • Thank you for that information, and we do have a hub that fits a BT8 spindle and has a 4 on 4 bolt pattern. This hub is for a 2,000 lb axle, and is galvanized to protect it from corrosion, which is what you'll need for a boat trailer. The correct hub that fits a BT8 spindle with a 4 on 4 bolt pattern is the following: - Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 4 on 4 - Galvanized # AKIHUB-440-2-G-1K If you don't have a bearing packer I recommend the Bearing Packer # PTW1218.
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