The forums are kinda slow, and I'm at home.
Soooo anything I notice at work, I tend to post up here. If it's common knowledge, it'll die. If it's good, it'll probably die anyway cause I started it
Anyway, had TWO people traveling through today with brake issues. One ~38' Grand Junction fifth wheel, and one ~16' Wells Fargo cargo trailer.
I did the cargo trailer. Redid his wiring because grounds were rusting off and wire connections were bad. He kinda had better brakes, but not great. We didn't pull the hubs because he decided he could keep going with them a little better, but on the wheels, there was grease that had been slung out of the dust caps. There was that much in there. So probably, grease was inside his drums on friction surfaces, killing his stopping power. The spindles had grease fittings on them.
The Grand Junction actually had to have all four magnets replaced because so much grease had gotten in there and into the little holes in the magnets. He said his brakes weren't working. Yea, grease makes it slick. That one had grease fittings on the spindles.
And even one trailer I did a bearing job on today had two magnets with grease intrusion. I was able to clean them up. The spindles had grease fittings.
Moral of the story is, just cause it has a grease fitting, don't pump it full
If anything, don't even use it. I'd rather you didn't and just had a bearing job every couple years or so.