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Old 09-30-2015, 10:06 PM   #43
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I just got back from a 700 mile round trip with a 1200 pound UTV on my ATV trailer.
I haven't serviced the bearings in 6 years.
The hubs are only slightly warm after several hundred miles.
My TV trailer gets used a lot more than my Scamp.
The only time I ever serviced my trailer bearings annually was when I had boat trailers that were continually in the water.
Everything on our TTs should be as trouble free as wheel bearings.


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Old 10-29-2015, 11:13 AM   #44
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Ok so I have a "dumb" question...if I don't have a trailer with brakes, do I still need to consider repacking the wheel barings on my new to me 1973 trailer?

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Old 10-29-2015, 11:41 AM   #45
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Cynthia, even without brakes, your wheel bearings still need grease to operate, and since this is a new to you trailer and you don't know for sure when the bearings were serviced and what condition they are in, I would highly suggest that you service them ASAP.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:57 PM   #47
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Ok so I have a "dumb" question...if I don't have a trailer with brakes, do I still need to consider repacking the wheel barings on my new to me 1973 trailer?

It makes no difference as to wether you have brakes or not. Brakes are for stopping and the bearings keep you rolling along. How often do you service your tow? I do the wheel bearings on the. Same basis, or when the trailer has travelled about 5 thousand miles. Sometimes I do them before a long trip. Have had no problems with this trailer in the 20 plus years that we've had it.

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