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Recommended Wheel Bearing Grease and Grease Seal 2018 Jayco Jayfeather 23rl Travel Trailer

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I have a 2018 Jayco 23rl Jayfeather Travel Trailer. Vin#J1JL0282 last 8 numbers with Lippert axles. What grease do you recommend for the wheel bearings and I also need new grease seals. What grease seals would you recommend and how many would I need? I assume there are only grease seals on the inner bearings so I would need 4 seals for a 4 wheel double axle trailer, is that correct? As for the grease I was thinking of Lubrimatic LMX grease Item # L11390. Would that be a good grease? Thank you.

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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 diameter of the spindle where the grease seal rides.



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Steve S.
I should have asked this question when I submitted an earlier question. My Jayco travel trailer is new and I have had it for two years. It has about 5,000 miles on it and I was wondering when I should repack the wheel bearings and replace the seals. I've been told I'm okay until 10,000 miles, but I've also read you should do it every year, which seems excessive to me. I've also had guys tell me they have never done their seals. I'm confused. Thank you.
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Reply from Chris R.

Good question - we do actually recommend that the bearings be inspected and re-packed every 12,000 miles or every 12 months (whichever comes first). The seal will most likely need to be replaced at this time too if for no other reason than that it's hard to remove it without damaging it....I've linked a nice maintenance schedule article below that you might also find helpful.

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