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Old 04-15-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Boat trailer question

Been almost 5 years since I've had my boat trailer out. Pulled it down the road about 5 miles and seemed to be ok. Should I change the bearings or just give them a shot of grease?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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I would pull the hubs and repack!
It will give you a chance to check bearings for rust and pitting and allow you to replace the seals.

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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I would pull the hubs and repack!
It will give you a chance to check bearings for rust and pitting and allow you to replace the seals.

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X2 especially a boat trailer.
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I would pull the hubs and repack!
It will give you a chance to check bearings for rust and pitting and allow you to replace the seals.

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^That^
and carefully check the tires for cracking, aging, etc.
Many would say to replace them at 5 years and carry along a new spare.
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Thanks guys... tires look good, but will give it all a good once over!
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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Been almost 5 years since I've had my boat trailer out. Pulled it down the road about 5 miles and seemed to be ok. Should I change the bearings or just give them a shot of grease?
oil bath, buddy or standard bearings?

oil bath - if you can see the oil level, just go, you are good.

standard, pull and pack them.

buddy - pull them, make sure springs in the buddy are good, then re-pack.

And get some new tires.
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