How often should the wheel bearings of a caravan be changed?
In general, trailer wheel bearings should be serviced annually or every 10,000 miles, whichever comes first.
What type of grease do you use for the trailer bearings?
The best grease for travel trailer wheel bearings is Lucas Oil 10301 Heavy Duty Grease. It lasts 4 times longer than regular grease, is virtually waterproof and stable at all temperatures. It is the ultimate grease for high speed bearings.
Are Carrier Buddies Worth It?
I’ve always used them on my boat trailers, and they’re definitely worth it, as you can go years without completely repacking the bearings. We don’t pull our current trailer very far, only about 12 miles each way to get into salt water.
How much does wheel bearing relining cost?
In a car, it will cost you between $100 and $400 on average to have your bearings professionally checked, repacked, or changed (depending on your location and your mechanic). Some repairers will possibly provide them during break adjustments; some don’t.
How often should you grease your wheel bearings?
The current recommendation is to apply the appropriate grease to your caravan’s wheel bearings every 10,000 miles or at least once a year, whichever comes first. Small caravans require more frequent lubrication of their wheel bearings.
Do you need to grease the wheel bearings of your caravan?
If you have never greased the wheel bearings of your caravan, start by reading the service manual. It will give you a lot of good information, but more importantly it will tell you how tight the torque on the wheels needs to be when you put things back together.
How often should you check your caravan’s wheel bearings?
Some people say you should inspect them every season. This mainly applies if you consider how often your trailer is used. If you use it for short trips once in a while, a seasonal check is the right thing to do. Some suggest checking them every 1 or 2 years.
Should you use lubricant on the wheel bearings?
In order to be able to do their job properly, bearings require some type of lubricant. In most cases this is a type of grease made specifically for wheel bearings (never use grease that is not designed for trailer wheel bearings). As good as this grease is at its job, it doesn’t last forever.