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08-23-2019 11:07 PM
REW Marine grease that is blue in color:

https://www.amazon.com/Mag-60130-Blu.../dp/B007VWYGHS

https://www.amazon.com/Sta-Lube-Mari...6JZ5V8ST6ZXTP9

https://www.amazon.com/Lucas-Oil-103...6JZ5V8ST6ZXTP9

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000M2QS4S...dDbGljaz10cnVl
08-23-2019 11:00 PM
REW Hodak,

Amzoil marine grease is full synthetic and is blue in color.

I have used that grease for years with 0 issues. It is reputed to have excellent moisture resistance.

Since it works, I won't change to something else.

Be safe
08-20-2019 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by HodakaD View Post
Just a follow-up on this. I did not add any grease before the trip, and made it there and back without incident. I wasn't comfortable driving the entire trip because I kept thinking about the bearings. They will be repacked with known grease before the next long range fishing adventure.

On the way back, we went through Duluth and stopped at the Culver's in Superior. I checked the bearings and they were hot. I could touch them, but they were hotter then I've felt a wheel bearing get before. My trailer has surge brakes and I figured navigating through the on and off ramps in Duluth may have heated the brakes up and transferred that heat to the hub. Is that a thing with surge brake? I've never had them before. After we ate, and they cooled, we kept going. I stopped to check the hubs periodically and they were fine the rest of the way home.
That's normal. When I've checked my hub temp after towing in stop and go holiday traffic with lots of braking, they're much warmer than towing in normal traffic with limited brake use.
08-20-2019 05:43 AM
brigeton Yes brakes whether surge or electric will cause some heat in the hubs. I pull my boat without brakes behind my 5th wheel that has brakes and the 5th wheel hubs are always warmer depending on how much you've been using the brakes.
08-19-2019 09:58 PM
HodakaD Just a follow-up on this. I did not add any grease before the trip, and made it there and back without incident. I wasn't comfortable driving the entire trip because I kept thinking about the bearings. They will be repacked with known grease before the next long range fishing adventure.

On the way back, we went through Duluth and stopped at the Culver's in Superior. I checked the bearings and they were hot. I could touch them, but they were hotter then I've felt a wheel bearing get before. My trailer has surge brakes and I figured navigating through the on and off ramps in Duluth may have heated the brakes up and transferred that heat to the hub. Is that a thing with surge brake? I've never had them before. After we ate, and they cooled, we kept going. I stopped to check the hubs periodically and they were fine the rest of the way home.
07-12-2019 12:50 PM
HodakaD Sturgeon lake near Savant. Leaving at 9 tonight. Can't wait!
07-11-2019 09:57 PM
Clairebear Where are you heading to in Canada? I'm from Ontario and am in NWT Great Slave Lake now on a trip.
07-11-2019 09:45 PM
HodakaD It's a single axle trailer. I pulled it from Chamberlain South Dakota, where I bought it, to northern Wisconsin, and it was fine. It has bearing buddies and there is grease in them. Yes, ideally I would have pulled both hubs apart and inspected everything, but I don't have the time. I have a spare bearing and the necessary tools to replace if need be on the way to Canada. Hopefully that won't happen. Thanks for all the input.
07-11-2019 06:26 PM
Clairebear Single axle or tandem? The choice would be simple for me. Pull all wheels and replace bearings and seals. Likely takes less than 1 hour per wheel. Peace of mind.
Cheers and have a good trip.
07-11-2019 11:06 AM
Eric_CO I second leaving it alone. Even if they aren't perfect you should be fine.

Unknowingly one season I ran a bearing with water in it for thousands of miles. It was the blue type of grease. Opened the hub, water ran out but the grease was fine and sticking to the metal parts.
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