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blackcows
Posted 2017-03-05 8:44 AM (#169458)
Subject: Packing Bearings


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 Shoukd this be done based on time or miles?  I don't put a lot of miles on my trailer, do the bearings still need to be packed annually?
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arielremos
Posted 2017-03-05 10:39 AM (#169462 - in reply to #169458)
Subject: RE: Packing Bearings


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Have it checked. Mine have lasted 2+ years.
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gard
Posted 2017-03-05 12:09 PM (#169463 - in reply to #169458)
Subject: RE: Packing Bearings


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If you use synthetic grease, your bearing packing intervals can be extended to several years. If your state has a brake inspection requirement, they have to be pulled annualy .
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PaulChristenson
Posted 2017-03-05 11:48 PM (#169472 - in reply to #169458)
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PaulChristenson
Posted 2017-03-06 12:00 AM (#169473 - in reply to #169458)
Subject: RE: Packing Bearings


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 You should check your bearings when you check your trailer brakes...

If you have Dexter e-z-lube axles... 

https://www.floeintl.com/assets/pdf/e-z_lube_greasecap.pdf
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etrailer John
Posted 2017-11-03 11:02 AM (#170801 - in reply to #169458)
Subject: RE: Packing Bearings






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I'd recommend inspecting/repacking yearly. Since bearings, races and seals are pretty inexpensive (but the damage caused when they fail is not), I replaced them every two years, whether they needed it or not merely as a precaution. Since I had the hubs pulled anyway, and the grease seal is usually damaged when it's removed, it just made sense to me to replace everything while I had it apart.

For those unfamiliar with the process, using this link will take you to a video showing how it's done.

https://www.etrailer.com/expert-173.html
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