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    Ray
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    A quick look at my trailer brakes and bearings. I decided to remove a wheel the other day and give them an inspection.

    Rather than having the RV dealer repack and replace this fall I think I’m going to learn to do them myself. Tips and advice are welcome!

    Based on feedback from the YouTube crowd I’ve decided to replace the Chinese parts the OEM and dealer had in there with high-quality Timken bearings, races and seals and will use Lucas Xtra Heavy Duty Grease. Stay tuned. :)

     

     

    RVHH Chief Cook and Bottle Washer - LoveYourRV.com

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    Ray
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    See the previous video – Checking my Keystone Trailer Brakes and Wheel Bearings – https://youtu.be/vs_34iFcE0g

    In this video, I detail all the parts, supplies and tools I’ve acquired to do the job of replacing my bearings, races, seals and brake assemblies on my 2011 Keystone Cougar fifth wheel trailer Model 276RLSWE.

    Disclaimer: I’m not a Certified RV Tech or automotive mechanic merely an RV owner learning to do his own maintenance and repairs. Take what I say with that in mind. If in doubt do your own research and/or consult a professional – Ray

    Below you’ll find the component part numbers and a link to all the tools. Also here is a link to the Dexter Service manual I’m using as a guide for the job – https://www.dexteraxle.com/docs/default-source/dexteraxle/product-documentation/manuals/600-8k_complete_service_manual.pdf?sfvrsn=38 It contains the recommended procedures and specs.

    Dexter Axle Parts for my 2011 Keystone Cougar Fifth Wheel Trailer Model 276RLSWE

    Dexter EZ-Lube Axle – D44 4400 lbs

    *Dexter Brake Assembly Part Numbers*
    23-463-00 Right Hand
    23-462-00 Left Hand

    *Bearing, Races and Seal Part Numbers*
    Set 17 – LM68149 cone and LM68111 cup
    Set 6 – LM67048 cone and LM67010 cup
    Seal – 473336

    *Hub and Drum Kit Part Number*
    8-407-5UC3-EZ

    For Parts and Tools mentioned on the video check out the Love Your RV! Amazon Page. I’ve categorized them together under the title – Trailer Bearing and Brake Service
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/loveyourrv

    Stay tuned for Part 2 where I detail the procedures and steps to change the bearings, races, seals, and brakes. Full disassembly and reassembly.

    RVHH Chief Cook and Bottle Washer - LoveYourRV.com

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    #53174

    Fun,Fun,Fun, I did that last year to our 5th wheel!

    Good job on the videos,:good:

    Happy Trails…Pal!!!:bye:

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    Ray
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    In this video, I go step by step through the process of replacing the bearings, races, seal and brake assembly on my 2011 Keystone Cougar fifth wheel trailer Model 276RLSWE

    I give tips and tricks and why I’m doing things as we go along with extra info on the workings of the axle and brakes.

    See previous videos:
    Bearing and Brake Check – https://youtu.be/vs_34iFcE0g
    Parts, Tools, and Supplies- https://youtu.be/BvX-3LCgshQ

    See the full blog post – https://www.loveyourrv.com/installing-new-trailer-bearings-and-brakes-on-our-cougar-fifth-wheel/

    Here are the part numbers I found:

    Dexter EZ-Lube Axle – D44 4400 lbs

    Dexter Brake Assembly Part Numbers

    23-463-00 Right Hand
    23-462-00 Left Hand

    Bearing, Races and Seal Part Numbers

    Set 17 – LM68149 cone and LM68111 cup
    Set 6 – LM67048 cone and LM67010 cup
    Seal – 473336

    Hub and Drum Kit Part Number

    8-407-5UC3-EZ

    Link to the Dexter Service Manual – https://www.dexteraxle.com/docs/default-source/dexteraxle/product-documentation/manuals/600-8k_complete_service_manual.pdf

    Tool and Supply List: See my Amazon Page at – https://www.amazon.com/shop/loveyourrv

    Lucas X-tra Heavy Duty Grease
    Bearing packing tool
    Grease gun
    Brake cleaner spray
    Anti-seize lubricant for nuts and bolts
    20-ton bottle jack
    Race and Seal driver kit
    1 1/2 inch socket
    Cordless 1/2″ drive impact wrench
    1/2″ drive 0-250 ft/lbs torque wrench
    Socket and ratchet set
    2 1/2 lb sledgehammer
    Brass drift punch
    Rubber mallet
    Brake spoon adjuster tool
    Seal puller
    Wire strippers/crimpers
    Butt connectors (waterproof and shrinkable)
    Butane Torch
    Shop rags
    Shop towels
    Nitrile gloves
    Fast Orange hand cleaner

    Disclaimer: I’m not a certified RV technician or mechanic. I’m merely an owner doing their own maintenance and sharing my experience doing that. The videos are provided for entertainment purposes and should not be taken as instructional. Do your own research and follow the manufactures procedures and manuals. I accept no liability if you copy anything I’ve done. You have been warned – Ray.

    RVHH Chief Cook and Bottle Washer - LoveYourRV.com

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    #53191

    Ray, why did you go with the Dexter original brake drums? You could have purchased aftermarket drums cheaper. But good job on explaining the steps you went through.

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    Ray
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    Ray, why did you go with the Dexter original brake drums? You could have purchased aftermarket drums cheaper. But good job on explaining the steps you went through.

    Made in the USA and being OEM replacements I figured they would fit and perform the same as the old ones.

    RVHH Chief Cook and Bottle Washer - LoveYourRV.com

    #53203

    Another fine job Ray. I guess I’m getting old. We having disk put on, enroot our way back to Florida.

    We became FullTimers July !6th, 2016

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