Hymer Tag Axle

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  1. meexi

    meexi Read Only Funster

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    Last weekend we bought an air powered grease gun and greased the back axles on our Hymer,

    Have to say that we used a lot of grease untill the fresh stuff came out the seals but the old stuff was rusty brown as if it had not been done for a while.

    what a differance it has made to it, She no longer skips round corners but actually leans:BigGrin:

    we will run her for a couple of months then regrease.
     
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    Yep, all those years of habitation and chassis services and they all missed lubing the axles!

    It pays to check up after other people's work when it comes to looking after your pride and joy properly!

    A very useful post for other Alko chassis users on here.:thumb: I bet it gets missed a lot!:Angry:
     
  3. aba

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    unfortunately a hab service normally comprises of just the living area and a chassis service normally is just the cab and front end and maybe the rear brakes.
    the alko chassis bit is deemed as a odd part because it is not part of the base vehicle nor is it part of the coachbuilders bit and as grease nipples have been largely phased out there are only really the 4x4 , HGV and plant service centres equipped to deal with them.
     
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    Good reminder and explanation but do please remember that both wheels on the axle you are greasing MUST be off the ground to allow the grease to get to the working surfaces of the torsion rods.
     
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    Just bought a 964 tag axle, will be looking to get the axles greased sooner rather than later, just need to find somewhere to do it.

    As for having the wheels off the ground, would it still work if you greased then moved the vehicle and greased again, would this get it in the right places.
     
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    no the wheels have to off the ground so there is not a load on the torsion bars to allow the grease to get inbetween the bars them selves
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up Ciderman:Smile:

    I know a guy who is a truck mechie, will be having a word with him soon to see if he can do it for me.

    It's likely that it's not been done for a while, if ever.:thumb:
     
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