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    Does anyone know how to lube the axles on a 308 BHTS?

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    If you refer to the spindles, bearings should be cleaned and re packed once a year, with ne inner seals, in my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCBoyer View Post
    If you refer to the spindles, bearings should be cleaned and re packed once a year, with ne inner seals, in my opinion
    Yeah. I knew that and good advice. But isn't there a oil that need to be added to the Lipperts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beatcop49 View Post
    Yeah. I knew that and good advice. But isn't there a oil that need to be added to the Lipperts?

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    There is no "oil" in Lippert axles on your unit. You can inject grease into the zerk fitting on the hub, but I'd highly recommend against it. With Lippert's axle seal problems, you'll just be increasing the chances of contaminating the brakes if you inject grease. As mentioned above, once a year, remove each drum, remove and discard the axle seals, repack the bearings, install new seals, inspect and repair the brakes as needed, reinstall the drums, and adjust the brakes. Nothing more is needed, and you'll get years of use out of the bearings/axles if you properly maintain them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TucsonJim View Post
    There is no "oil" in Lippert axles on your unit. You can inject grease into the zerk fitting on the hub, but I'd highly recommend against it. With Lippert's axle seal problems, you'll just be increasing the chances of contaminating the brakes if you inject grease. As mentioned above, once a year, remove each drum, remove and discard the axle seals, repack the bearings, install new seals, inspect and repair the brakes as needed, reinstall the drums, and adjust the brakes. Nothing more is needed, and you'll get years of use out of the bearings/axles if you properly maintain them.

    Jim
    Copy that. Thanks! I just thought I read in the Lippert manual about some type of oil that had to be added. I must have been wrong.

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    I agree with Jim, there shouldn't be oil in the axles
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCBoyer View Post
    I agree with Jim, there shouldn't be oil in the axles
    I'm just looking through the Lippert manual and it talks of oil lubricated hubs.

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    You can go on UTube.com and put in Lippert University. They show you in a video how to do the job. It's not that difficult to do.

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    I have heard of oil bath bearings in axle hubs but never on a GD (at least so far)
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    Quote Originally Posted by beatcop49 View Post
    Does anyone know how to lube the axles on a 308 BHTS?

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