Originally Posted by Martin B.
Does anyone have any experience with mounting a hubodometer on their trailer? It would be good to know the real mileage of the trailer for service intervals (grease & bearings), tire wear and resale.
You do not indicate what you are using as a tow vehicle. Some of the newer vehicles with tow packages are set up to track trailer mileage. Personally, I would consider installing a hubodometer to be a big expense and effort for something that could be done on a pad of paper if you don't have a newer tow vehicle, but that is me.
I have found over many years that the so-called recommended bearing service intervals are overly aggressive. I generally repack and examine my wheel bearings around 25,000 - 30,000 miles or every 3 years, whichever comes first and use a good quality grease with a high drop point. My favorite is Lucas Red & Tacky or Lucas Heavy Duty. A boat trailer, that is immersed in water, I would service bearings on an annual basis, or in a warm climate like Florida where the boat might be launced any month of the year, I would pack and examine the bearings semi-annually.