Join Date: Aug 2009
Thanked 73 Times in 68 Posts
ATV: 2008 700EFI TRV LE
2008 Mileage: 4500 km's
Believe it or not, I went 12 years before repacking my boat trailer bearings. I always felt them for heat (they will warm up a bit, but not hot to the touch) when on long hauls and spun the wheels to check for noise and they seemed fine. I also always made sure the bearing buddies were topped up with grease. I just took them apart last season for the first time in that period of time. They were ready for changing as I noticed the races and a couple of bearings had pitting. Not bad for that period of time, and I probably took my chances, but I atribute that to using bearing buddies.
I bought a trailer for my ATV last year (used) and even though the seller said the bearings had just been replaced, I wanted to check them myself, for peace of mind. Well they were pitted! Glad I checked, plus the trailer just had dust covers as opposed to bearing buddies. I installed new bearings/seals and new bearing buddies. I think I'll be good for a long time now.
2008 700EFI TRV LE
RTR 2" flex bracket lift, HIDs, Amsteel Blue synthetic winch rope, Aluminum Hawse fairlead, winch saver, ITP SS212s, 28" Outlaw MSTs, Kimpex trunk box, AC front bumper, 3000lb Warn winch, Garmin 60CX GPS, Hosstopper stick savers, Intake snorkel