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Trailer bearing grease
August 18, 2009
10:31 pm
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I use the bearing buddy's, and they say on their website that there is no need to repack the bearings as long as their is grease in there. However, I make a lot of long trips (around 9 hours both ways) and I always repack the bearings after every trip. The grease looks dirty after every trip and sometimes there is some water in there, so I wipe most of it out and fill them up with new grease again.

How often do you all repack the bearings and fill them with grease?

Team MTF

August 19, 2009
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Hey timmy i have the same set up on my boat>I do a ton of driving just not 9 hour trips.But i replace an clean all grease out once a year.If you notice there is a coil spring on the inside of the rubber cap.If this is all the way down to the hub you need to repack with grease or add.Hope this helps.I was to that if you keep adding to it you will actually hurt the bearings???
Tim J

August 19, 2009
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Thanks Tim. I don't actually know what repacking means. Is that when you just wipe the excess grease out with a paper towel and re-fill the bearing with new grease? I try not to overfill them too, I also heard that it can hurt the bearing.

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August 19, 2009
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Tim,

Repackng them is actually taking everything apart, pulling out the bearings for inspection, and packing them with grease. I do this once per year and everytime I do a long trip I do what you do and clean out the old grease and adding fresh grease. I replace my bearings every other year since I figure its cheap insurance. When replacing bearings you need to remember to also replace the races. They're a pain in the a@# if you don't have a press!

After you clean the bearing the "repacking" process is actually you packing grease into the bearing itself before putting it back in the hub. If you take a wad of grease in the palm of your hand and actualy continusely kneed the bearing into the grease, this will pack in the new grease and force out the old.

This is hard to describe and I may have caused more questions for you. Here's a video, gotta love google:

http://www.etrailer.com/tv-rem.....rings.aspx

Chad T

August 19, 2009
2:20 pm
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Chads absolutly right. Thats the correct way to repack a bearing if you don't have bearing buddies. It so simple, you can add new grease everytime you go out if you want to but isn't necessary. I do it before every long trip or twice a year if i'm not towing far. All you have to do is watch the spring like tim said, pump it until you see it move outward a little. You can over pack a bearing buddy. Just pump till it moves, thats it. doesn't seem like much but thats enough to get the old out and new in. Wipe off the excess and your good to go. Trust me, I do this for a living. Later on

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