Originally Posted by Wayne Collins
I suppose that would also discourage theft. Pulling the rims and tires makes some sense, but the hubs and bearings? I would repack them and put them back on.
I leave the chrome hub cap covering the bearings on along with the lug nuts, and twist twine around them and over the hub cap to keep it on.
I always check my grease every spring and in general change it ever two years no matter what.
I've been pulling wheels and tires off travel trailers in the fall
for years and probably won't change. It certainly discourages theft as well, but nobody can even see the tires when my cover is on.
When we retire I'll probably be changing bearing grease every year. I'm a nut when it comes to bearing maintenance and use only Lucas Red & Tacky.
And bring a digital heat sensor with us whenever we travel and will check hub temp at every stop. Better safe than sorry.