Wheel bearing grease, other maintenance on seldom-used trailer
I have a mid-1990s Loadmaster trailer that came with my 21' center console I bought three years ago. The boat stays in the water year-round, so the trailer is only used once a year when we pull the boat for annual maintenance. Otherwise the trailer is stored outdoors.
After I bought the boat I had the trailer fixed up with new brakes, new bunk carpets and LED lights.
In a couple of weeks I need to retrieve the trailer for its annual outing. Before taking it to the boat, I was planning on checking pressure and condition of tires, condition of bunks, and verify that the lights work.
But I'm a little unsure what would be the procedure on checking or maintaining the bearings. Would there normally be a fitting on each wheel that I'd shoot grease into? Is this usually visible in the hub?
Anything else I should check out before taking the boat on the road?
Re: Wheel bearing grease, other maintenance on seldom-used trailer
The only thing i would add is to have someone make a set of covers for the tires out of some white vinyl. This will keep the from dry rotting so fast. and then store it with the weight off the tires. Even tho its not a lot of weight they will still flat spot. Also if you want to, lower the air pressure to around 15.
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