How often to you pack your trailer wheel bearings?
So my new used trailer last year had a wheel bearing failure while being towed back from a dirt bike trip. It sucked...it's a '96 Triton single axle trailer...I pulled a MacGuyver and fixed it "good enough for government work" in a parking lot, got it home and then repacked both sides.
Well, it looked like the other side had never been serviced...and yes I should have known better. Safe to say this is the first and last bearing failure I'll ever experience.
My questions is how many miles do you all typically run before a cleaning and repacking? To me annually simply seems like overkill...I would think they should be able to run 10,000 miles or so prior to needing to be pulled apart, cleaned and repacked. Also, this trailer does have zerks, but I think they only fill the inboard bearing. And yes...it does have the little tires on this bad dog, and it's only an open trailer too...so very light.
Thanks in advance--