Monday, June 10, 2013

Repack trailer bearings

Last year I got a little too close to a curb and popped of the dust cap on one of the trailer wheels.  I didn't notice this for a long, long time.  When I did notice it, I 'll admit it, I kind of ignored it. Lazy is not good, never has been, never will be.

This past January while in Florida I saw a GIANT bulge on the sidewall of the trailer tire and had it changed out. The mechanic noticed a serious wobble in wheel. Turns out it was very unhappy bearings due to that dust cap being off for too long (cough, cough, cough -lazy-).

Well, the time has come to repack the bearings. Doesn't look too hard.  Take the wheel off, pop off the dust cap, take out the cotter pin, remove the bearing, clean the gunk off, repack it with grease, put it back on (with a new cotter pin).

How hard can that be? I even ordered myself a bearing packer, $10 at amazon.

Let's get dirty!  Woo!


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