Originally Posted by jwalker
It's nice to see well serviced brakes, adjusters and hubs. Plenty of water resistant lubricant to keep it all working properly....It's a pity we're not seeing it here!
It's a block of rust. What do you expect?
A block of rust is what it was, and that is how I bought it. The last owner did not wash off the trailer very well, if at all. That axel is now a land fill item.
The point is, you can not (easily) service these bearings. If you can not clean & repack the bearings, you are going to finish up like this.
The new axel is due this week, and I have specified real bearings that you can service and replace without resorting to presses and hydraulic pullers.
I do feel a bit of a prat for winding up in this situation. The weather was great and I could not resist a spin. The bearings were rumbling on the way to the slip (5 miles) so i felt the hubs as soon as I got there and they were warm but not hot. I, wrongly, asumed that they would get me home again. I had the following week end booked to service the whole trailer, and I thought it would wait. How wrong can you be?