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Old 07-11-2019, 09:57 PM
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Where are you heading to in Canada? I'm from Ontario and am in NWT Great Slave Lake now on a trip.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:50 PM
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Sturgeon lake near Savant. Leaving at 9 tonight. Can't wait!
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:58 PM
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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.
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:43 AM
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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.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:20 AM
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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.
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:00 PM
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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
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