Repack wheel bearings, How often?
Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:04 PM
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 05:15 PM
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:17 PM
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:29 PM
There is nothing worse than having a frozen up and burnt up wheel bearing, and being stuck on the side of the road!
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:57 AM
Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:42 AM
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:38 PM
Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:20 PM
I've heard that your trailer wheel bearings need to be repacked. However, I've never heard how often. I've got a car tow dolly that had the bearings repacked 2 years ago with apprx. 9,000 mi. use since. They seem OK with no extra free play or anything. Should I have them repacked again? One shop told me every 10,000 mi. and another every 30,000 mi. What do you think? Please advise as to what you do with your trailers. Thank you.
We usually advised customers to have their trailer wheel bearings repacked every 12,000 miles or yearly.
Not only were the bearings and races checked, but all of the brakes componets. Even the wheels and tires were inspected due to possible alignment issues . More than what you would think, we would find brakes shoes that had been glazed over due to excessive heat. Also on occasion, we would find brake shoes that were cracked, and on other occasions, some of the brake parts had come loose and were spinning in the drum area causing additional damage.
If the rv had been not used in quite some time, or it's parked for some time near the ocean , we would find corrosion build up, even though the customer might have only had maybe only a thousand miles on the rv since the last time the hubs and brakes were serviced.
I guess what I 'm trying to tell you that it's not just a mileage or time thing, it's also a safety check .
I hope this helps................................tim
Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:27 PM
Posted 15 July 2011 - 07:40 PM
Every fifth wheel we've had recommended repacking the bearings every year or 12,000 miles, whichever came first.
That is exactly what the Dexter service manual states for standard bearings. Even with EZ-Lube axles, which I do not use, the hubs must be removed to inspect the brakes on the same schedule.