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Old 03-24-2005, 07:04 PM
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Do you guys not have mandatory year trailer inspections where you are?? In PA any dual axle trailer must be inspected once a year and any slightest problem must be repaired to pass the inspection. Seems they have to replace my wheel bearing every year or 2.
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:10 PM
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Can any one tell me how much grease to put in on a greasable bearing. I mean there is zerks for the bearings. The trailer is 3 years old( not used a whole bunch). Just wondered how much to grease them.Thanks
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:41 PM
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Evan, who inspects the trailers? SOS? OSHA? Just wondering because I've never heard of that up here. Also, I just bought the trailer (used) and haven't had the chance to go over everythign. I still need to check out the wiring. I'm sure that needs work too.
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:49 PM
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Do yall have a state inspection in Mich. In Va the same garage that inspects cars and trucks do the trailers also
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I use synthetic wheel bearing grease. Do you know how to pack them?
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Old 03-25-2005, 10:34 AM
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I use synthetic wheel bearing grease. Do you know how to pack them?
I use a bearing packer, alot easier and cleaner than doing it by hand

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=00947069000
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:03 PM
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I use synthetic wheel bearing grease. Do you know how to pack them?
no clue playboy. was hoping to do it this weekend, so any input will be helpful. thanks guys
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:20 PM
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Yeah those bearing packers are great. To do it by hand you need to get dirty. Put about a table spoonful of grease in the palm of one hand. If your right handed it might be easier to put the grease in your left hand, now take the bearing and cup the grease with it. Kinda like your peeling a thin layer of grease from your hand. Hard to explain....
Aw heck try this link...

http://www.rverscorner.com/articles/bearing1.html
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:25 PM
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Oh yeah if you plan on reusing the existing bearings the procedure is the same. Just repack the bearings till the new grease comes out the other end.
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:32 PM
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When you are putting the wheels back on after you have regreased the bearings, make sure that you don't get the nut too tight. You would think that because it is a big nut then you really have to tighten it a lot - not so. Just a regular wrench will do - even pliars work.

Tighten the nut reasonably tight (just a little bit of torque with the wrench) and spin the tire. This is so everything gets seated properly. Then, back the nut off and tighten it with your fingers. You then want to tighten it just a little with the wrench - 1/4 turn or maybe even a little less.

I know that most of you guys already know this but I would hate for someone who thought that it sounded easy to wreck a couple of hubs.
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