Good to know CLR on the EZ lube axles, I was wondering about that myself! Thank you very much!
Domtherrien I had a trailer I bought new for 14 seasons so I can tell you how to deal with those axles. I pulled the tires/ drums every other season, cleaned, lubed, inspected, adjusted the shoes and put it back together. I never replaced anything and never had a problem. Went through 1 set of tires and had about half tread on the new set when I sold it last fall.
If there is any hint of water infiltration when you pull the wheel, replace the bearings/ races and seal on that wheel. I would also install bearing buddies, you can keep an eye on the seal this way, which you cant see without pulling the wheel. Bearing buddies put pressure on the system, which will keep water from getting in. And, if the bearing buddy loses its pressure, you will have an idea you might have lost a seal, you can pull that wheal and fix it before damage occurs.
First thing I do when I get a trailer is pull the wheels, especially on boats! They are always neglected, granted boats are unique but water is the enemy of bearings.
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