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Old 05-13-2015, 08:16 PM
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I am going to give my trailer a once over before the long distance trip. Trailer is about 3.5 years old and I doubt anything has been done to it.

I am going to repack the bearings but have a couple questions. First is they look to be EZ lube hubs. Anyone use these? Supposedly I can just pump grease in while spinning the wheel to "repack" the bearings. Second is if I repack the bearings the old-fashioned way, should I replace the seal? Will NAPA/Autozone/Advanced/etc carry the seal? I would order it online but I don't know the size and there seems to be two.

Is there anything to check with the brakes?

Anything else I should check besides the usual (lights, tires)?
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Sorry for the late reply. The EZ lube hubs are great for keeping up with already packed hubs. I would not recommend using them for packing your hubs.

I typically repack the hubs on my trailer every three or four years. I also give the EZ hubs a squirt of grease a couple times a year.

When I do repack the bearings I always rerplace the rear seal. I typically buy all may trailer parts from trailer parts superstore.

http://www.easternmarine.com/?gclid=...FUsXHwodPbkARQ

Tractor supply and any of the other stores you mentioned will have the seal. Pull the old one off when you go to the store to math it up.

Breaks: Check to see if they are working prior to pulling it apart. If they are working then pull the rotor off and look at all the break parts. If they are not worn out or falling off, you are good to go. If anything is bad above replace the entire assembly. (Trailer parts superstore) is your friend.

A quick look over of your tires. Trailer tires for whatever reason tend to dry rot quick and come apart. Make sure they are good to go. Make sure you have a good spare. I typically bring two spares on the long distant trip.


Looking forward to the trip. GETRDUN
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John hit everything I would say.
And Like john said. Trailer parts super store is your friend.
I just rebuilt all my stuff this spring.
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Thanks guys. I did a little more researching after posting and think I figured out the seal size. I ordered off ebay, but i'll keep that place in mind for next time.
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Josh, Once you find a set that fits, keep track of the part number. Napa usually carries those as well.
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Thanks guys. Got this done the other weekend. The EZ lube takes forever to pump back up with grease even with the bearings already packed. Also found one of the 4 brakes was disconnected. Its working now. Still have a weird ground issue. I just can't brake and turn at night, because it looks like hazards. Going to fiddle with it some more before leaving Saturday.
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