Can anyone tell me how to remove the spindle on my trailer. (See the link to the pic) It's on my single axle factory Stratos Trail trailer. It's a 95 model with hydraulic surge brakes. It appears to me there is a locking ring or something at the base of the spindle. Is that what it is? Is it threaded in? There is nothing holding on to it from the backside.
I brought this trailer with my boat on it up from AL to WI a few weeks ago. I noticed the brakes didn't work very well but my 02 Dodge Ram 2500 stopped it without a wimper. To make a long story short. While trailering back from the boats maiden voyage, a few blocks from home, my son noticed the grease cap fly off and go rolling down the road. I stopped and noticed the bearing was wasted. As in, the hub was resting on the spindle.
After a slow drag home. I jacked up the trailer in my driveway. I zipped off the lug nuts and was able to pull the hub off the spindle without tools
There was old dried up grease completely packed everywhere on the inside of the wheel. The brake drum was completely packed with grease. Unbelievable!
A lesson to everyone. Don't believe it when the guy says, "I have it serviced every year"!
Thanks in advance.