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Lynnmor

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Posted: 05/13/19 06:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The first thing is to inspect the brakes, bearings and suspension. Knowing that it is roadworthy is more important than the pretty stuff. You mentioned bearing buddies, I hope not because they keep a constant pressure on the grease eventually pushing it into the brakes. More likely you simply have a grease fitting on the end of the axle, and that too can cause grease to be pushed past the inner seal. I suggest that you hand pack bearings and never use those gimmicks.





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If it moves and it shouldn't..... duct tape
if it doesn't move and it should.....WD40
if all else fails .....BFH


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Would second the comment about bearing buddies, they work well for boat trailers without brakes, not so well with RV'S where greese can go past the seals and contaminate the brakes.

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thanks for the words of caution guys, ill keep that in mind when its time to repack. have to check the hub size on my boat (don't know it off hand and its not stored at home) maybe I can get lucky and 'repurpose' them.

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Lynnmor wrote:

The first thing is to inspect the brakes, bearings and suspension.


Second thing, throw the Bearing Buddies in the garbage. THey are for boat trailers.


Bob

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