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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-11-2018, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Any experience with bearing buddies?

Curious who has real world experience with bearing buddies?? I am picking up a trailer this week and was thinking ahead about them. I have read a few threads and seem to see people who say "I would never use them." Would love to hear the pros and con's, especially if you have experience with them....
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Well if you want to put in the work you will always have the wheel bearings greased. Pro
They throw a lot of grease out when you drive and the wheels and rims are always greasy and the grease attracts a lot of dirt/dust Con
If you are running those little 8 inch rims especially with a boat trailer (High speeds and in out of water) I would use them
If you have 13 inch or larger rims i probably wont use them
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FWIW, I run them on every trailer I own, from my little 4x8 to the big boat, four place sled trailer, jet skis, everything. The ONLY bearing work I've had to do in the last five years was on the boat trailer. not because the bearing went bad, but because the hub bore that holds the race got hammered out. Bearing still felt like new. Aside from jacking up the trailer and checking for wheel play once, MAYBE twice per season, that's it. And I log thousands of miles on each of my trailers every year. Sled trailers get around 10,000 miles every year, boats around 5,000 each, same with the skis. just pump them full of grease once in a while, and you're good to go. JMO
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