If you own a Jayco travel trailer, then you know that greasing the axle is an important part of maintaining your trailer. Here’s a quick guide on how to do it.
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What You’ll Need
-1/2-inch grease gun hose
-Jam nut wrench
-Heavy duty gloves
-Paper towels or rags
Step One: Prep the Trailer
Your Jayco travel trailer is built to last, but even the best-made trailers need a little upkeep now and then. One important maintenance task is greasing the axle. This will keep your trailer rolling smoothly and help prevent premature wear on the axle and bearings.
Before you start, you’ll need to gather a few supplies:
-Spray bottle (optional)
Once you have your supplies, follow these steps to grease your Jayco travel trailer axle:
Step Two: Apply the Grease
Now that you have the hubcap off, it’s time to apply the grease. You will need a grease gun, which can be purchased at any auto parts store, and a tube of grease specifically designed for trailer axles.
To begin, wipe off the area around the grease fittings with a clean rag. This will help to ensure that the new grease is able to seep into the fittings more easily. Next, attach the grease gun to the fitting and pump in a small amount of grease. You should see it begin to come out of the other side of the fitting almost immediately. If you don’t, gently wiggle the gun back and forth until you do.
Once you see the grease coming out of the other side, continue pumping until it starts to come out in vast amount and looks consistent throughout. At this point, you can stop and move on to greasing the other side.
Step Three: Wipe Off Excess Grease
After you have applied enough grease to cover the entire surface of the axle, use a clean rag to wipe off any excess grease. It is important to remove any excess grease because it can attract dirt and debris, which can eventually lead to corrosion.
Step Four: Test the Trailer
Test the trailer by pulling it forward a few feet and then backing it up. This will help work the grease into all of the moving parts. If your trailer has a handbrake, engage it to see if it’s working properly.
Greasing Your Trailer Axles Regularly
If you own a Jayco travel trailer, it’s important to keep the axles greased on a regular basis. This will help keep your trailer in good condition and prolong its life. Here’s how to do it:
1. Park your trailer on level ground and set the parking brake.
2. Chock the wheels so the trailer can’t roll.
3. Place a jack under the axle and raise it until the wheel is off the ground.
4. Remove the grease cap from the hub andclean out any old grease and dirt.
5. Pack new grease into the hub, being sure to fill all of the way to the top.
6. Replace the grease cap and lower the jack so that the wheel is back on the ground. Repeat this process for all of the axles on your trailer.
In conclusion, greasing your Jayco travel trailer axle is a very important part of maintaining your trailer. By following the above steps, you can ensure that your axle is properly greased and will last for many years to come.