How often should I repack the bearings in my trailer?

How often should I repack the bearings in my trailer?

How often should I repack the bearings in my trailer?

How often should you repack your trailer bearings? The axle manufacturers recommend that you repack your trailer bearings once annually or every 12,000 km.

How do I know if I need new wheel bearings on my trailer?

Check wheels for side-to-side looseness – There should be a very slight amount of play in the wheel, typically 1/8-inch or less. If the wheels are loose or spin with a wobble, the bearings must be serviced or replaced.

Do you need to repack bearings with bearing buddies?

Expert Reply: When you use the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors like # BB2441, so you do not need to take apart the wheel hub and repack the bearings. The Bearing Buddy Protectors have a spring loaded seal that keeps the moisture and debris out of the bearings.

Can you over grease a bearing?

Too much grease volume (overgreasing) in a bearing cavity will cause the rotating bearing elements to begin churning the grease, pushing it out of the way, resulting in energy loss and rising temperatures.

How many miles do trailer bearings last?

Thanks for any advice. Expert Reply: We recommended to repack the wheel bearings on your trailer every 12 months or 12,000 miles. There is not a specific guideline as far as actually replacing the bearings.

What happens when a trailer bearing fails?

When the outer bearing fails, the hub can just slip past the axle nut and remaining parts of the outer bearing. In hubs with large outer bearings, separation of the hub occurs when the oscillating hub causes the axle nut to be pulled off the axle like a bottle cap.

Are Bearing Buddies worth it?

5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend these for every trailer. I would never have a trailer w/o Bearing Buddies. I can’t recommend them enough. They keep the grease packed in the bearings while you are rolling down the road and if you have a boat trailer, when you submerge for launching.