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Old 06-10-2019, 03:49 PM
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My Eagle trailer has oil bath bearing . How many mile s should I expect to get with these . Every year I drain and check bearing for play and install new oil. I haven't change bearing in 12 years . Should I consider new bearing and seals . I average about 3,000 mile a year to and from the lake . I don't have any seals leaking and bearing appear to be in good shape .
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Old 06-10-2019, 04:26 PM
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I'm no expert, but I would think the bearings are still good to go. Most long distance buses and trucks use these, and they put lots of miles on.
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:38 PM
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Bearings should be good for indefinite future. As long as you don't get any play in the hub or any excessive discoloration in the lube, don't even worry about those. As far as the seals, I'd check with the manufacturer for a service interval. The one bad side of liquid filled hubs is that if the seals fail, you could get an expensive catastrophic failure if they leak out quickly.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:29 PM
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I had them in my ski boat, original bearings from 2001. Never had an issue and changed the oil and checked them regularly like you are doing.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:25 PM
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Quik,
How often do your change the wheel bearings on your auto or your truck?

Have you EVER changed a bearing on a personal vehicle?

i.e. as long as you don't contaminate the bearings with water, there is no reason that you can't get 100,000-200,000 miles on a set of bearings.

Good luck
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:58 PM
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Thank- You for your response's !
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:59 PM
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I rarely dunk the hubs on my roller trailer when launching or retrieving- don't need to do that. I have been running the trailer since 2006, never changed oil in the hubs.
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