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    Trailer wheel bearings

    I was guiding my trailer back today and the wheel bearings were making this grinding/ squeaking sound. The trailer is a Load-Rite aluminum double and it has bearing buddies. The trailer is used in salt and fresh, but it is always washed down good and I repack the bearings once a year.

    Does it sound like the bearings are toast? This is my third trailer in 10+ years and I've never had this issue before. Any advice is greatly appreciated.


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    Yeah I'd look in to the bearings if you're hearing grinding. Have you jacked it up and checked if the tire had a smooth spin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonic View Post
    Yeah I'd look in to the bearings if you're hearing grinding. Have you jacked it up and checked if the tire had a smooth spin?
    Going to do that today. I'll report back later tongiht.

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    It's down pouring outside, so it will have to wait till tomorrow. Speaking of which, when I jack up one side of the trailer will it put too much weight/ stress on the non jacked up wheel? It has torsion axle.

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    They're pretty durable so I'd say it's safe. If you don't feel secure doing so then just run a 4x4 across the frame and use a couple of floor jacks if avaliable.

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    It does sound like the bearings are no good..
    All it takes is a little water and grit in there and they can eat up the bearings.
    Good thing they are easy to replace.
    Glad u caught it when u did and not on the road some where...

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    Made an appointment at a local trailer dealer to diagnose it and replace the bearing if needed. I'll report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeFZR View Post
    Made an appointment at a local trailer dealer to diagnose it and replace the bearing if needed. I'll report back.
    What !! cmon man you supposed to do this yourself....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by txgp1300r View Post
    What !! cmon man you supposed to do this yourself....lol
    lol I know, I know. I left this one to the pros.

    I went to a local trailer place called T&T Trailers in Mendon, MA. They replaced both bearings which were in "ok condition." They put the whole trailer on a lift and did it in 1.5 hrs. 130$ for parts (2 bearings) + labor.

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    WOW! Complete bearing sets from Loadrite themselves run $9-16 per side for everything (depending on the hub size) and they're even less from an auto parts store!

    http://www.loadrite.com/store/home.php?cat=316

    That's why the suggestion to DIY this.....

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