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Boat Trailering Guys:,
I've owned my Custom Haul trailer since 1996. It came with Bearing Buddies. I check them everytime I tow. I keep the grease at proper level and check the temperature before backing into water. Everything has always been OK. I've never repacked the bearings. Am I living on borrowed time? The Bearing Buddy people say I'm OK.
Answered on: 9/2005
There is no guarantee that water cannot enter your hubs with the use of bearing buddies. There is a seal on the inner side of the hub that is susceptible to wear and therefore water intrusion. Also, bearing buddies keep the outer bearings well greased but do not push grease to the inner bearing. An annual inspection is warranted.
Boat Trailering Guys: Mike