Originally Posted by Lockmasterjoe
Have a 16’ Scamp
wondering how often wheel bearings need grease?
How to lift trailer to do greasing?
Have grease zero on bearing, does grease ever need cleaning and repacking?
If your Scamp
is less than 20 years old or so it likely has EZ Lube spindles.
Go to the Dexter site for a good video on the proper way to use EZ lubes for repacking between disassembly..
How your trailer is used, how often, and how many miles per year under what conditions would determine how often grease or manually repack.
Generally, you should grease about once a year using EZLube and manually repack whenever you service or inspect the brakes
The grease in your hubs is adequately displaced and removed when following the EZ Lube procedure, and completely replaced when manually repacked.
Almost all grease today is lithium based and it is important to consistently use a compatible grease of the same type (not necessarily same brand or color)
Be sure that your trailer is on a firm reasonably level surface and chock the opposite wheel and the tongue jack if it has a wheel then...
An ordinary jack can be used to lift the trailer, placing it on the frame just aft of the axle
. If you plan to get under the trailer or remove the wheel, it would be wise to add a jackstand and/or drop your stabilizers while performing this work.
Avoid placing your hands on the tire tread from the 9 o'clock to the 3 o'clock position as that could cause injury should the jack slip.
Check your hub and tread temperature at fuel stops and keep your tire pressure up.