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Old 02-28-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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We have a 2005 1705T which we bought used two years ago. We love it. Does this model have bearing buddies? I repacked the bearings & afterwards got grease on one of the wheels. Did I just put too much grease in that side? I'm pretty new to this type of stuff, but willing to learn. Thanks for any replies.
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Dexter axles have EZLube hubs not Bearing Buddies. Both are a bad ideas according to my old HiLo dealer friend. Did you replace the seal on the back? The old one may be worn or damaged. It is always a good idea to replace the seal. Be careful not to slide the seal on the threaded part of the axle when assembling.
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Hmm. I was never impressed with bearing buddies back in the boating period of my life. I had much better results just using a marine corrosion resistant bearing grease.
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This manual has lots of info in it. Download and check it out. Really
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great stuff on the wiring in the connection plug
Info on both Electrical and Hydro Brake systems
bearing repack directions
good axle info
Great wheel nut torgue info

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Tim,

You are right, the Dexter manual does have a bunch of good info.

Just curious, has your 1969 been converted to Dexter axles? Our 1969 has standard trailer axles, with leaf springs.

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As far as I know still have same axles and surge brake set up missing the important pin in the front. Trying to find out what I should be using as a lift point when I raise the trailer and remove the tire and go to check out the brakes.
Also still looking for info on the wheel itself as the last owner changed out the wheel to a boat tire and wheel and the hole around the axle is way to large.

Thanks for any info.

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Tim,

On our 1969, I never experience a flat...I know its hard to believe. I did however, rotate the tires. In my non- sloping driveway I used a bottle jack under the axle (and yes, it is a genuine axle) where the leaf spring is shackled. Honestly though, I was never comfortable doing it that way, and I would NEVER suggest jacking directly on the "axle" of a Dexter setup.

Then they invented the Tire Aid (At this point, listen closely and you here the heavenly trumpets). It's a hard rubber ramp that you can drive one tire onto, and it will lift the other tire (assuming a tandem axle setup) enough to remove/replace it on the hub.

It's a great investment. Safer for both you, and your Hi-Lo,

Regarding the surge brake: Is the missing "pin," one the two that hold the the damper shock? A pic here would be terrific.

Finally, it's been a while since I've looked, but I think the 1969 Manual has a little chart with info. about the tires used by different Hi-Lo models.

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Single axle. I'm planning to post a lot of pics of the hilo in a thread that I'll start on Thursday.
As far as tire size that's in the manual. It's the replaced steel wheel that I have the problem with. I would like a wheel that fits the axle closely. The replaced one has about 1/4 inch gap all around.
Several of the parts are ford so I'm guessing that it might be a 5 lug ford wheel?? Or what?? I'll post pics later in a new thread.
Thanks for your input.

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