trailer beraing ?'s

Everything involved with getting to the track and working in the pits

Moderator: John_Heard

Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
prostude
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:16 am
Location: Syracuse NY

trailer beraing ?'s

#1 Post by prostude » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:35 am

I have a 3 year old trailer (econotrailer)that has only about 2,000 miles on it maybe ,
it looks like it has those greasable bearing buddie type deals on it
how often should these be greased? once a year?and do I just pop off the rubber caps to get to the grease fittings?
Street car Old motor 10.80 @122 1.49 60' 355 6-71 stock gm heads stock rocker arms block hugger headers 1-5/8"x2.5" collector
the car ran in the 9's in the 60's with an olds motor.

User avatar
Craig W.
Posts: 1254
Joined: Thu May 12, 2005 11:01 am
Location: Columbia, KY
Contact:

Re: trailer beraing ?'s

#2 Post by Craig W. » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:41 am

I check the bearings every spring and every time I pull it, I feel for excess heat in the hub area when I stop for gas or get to where I'm going.

The bearing buddies are OK I guess. Its better to pull the hubs and inspect the bearings and put in fresh grease instead of just adding to the old grease with the bearing buddy.

Also, you don't want to pump is so much grease through the bearing buddy that you push out the seal on the back side.
Craig Watson
2QuickNovas Racing
5.27@130

Sponsors:
AEM Electronics
Carnivore Performance
Bradco Converters
Rapp Racing
VFN Fiberglass

User avatar
sc racing
Posts: 1773
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:45 pm
Location: Sahuartia Az

Re: trailer beraing ?'s

#3 Post by sc racing » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:57 pm

I have a 1995 econo trailer( bought it new) Ive done the bearings once and its been all over the country it probably has at least 25,000 miles on it. I dont recommend this but so far so good, I am planning on a complete redo this year.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests