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Old 18 March 2012, 17:02   #1
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Alko waterproof bearings

I had a quick look at the bearings (one side) this afternoon. The trailer is a 750kg unbraked Rapide trailer. The trailer has sealed Alko waterproof bearings. Wasn't sure what to expect, as my last trailer was an Indespension roller-coaster and the bearings needed renewed annually on that one.

Took one side off to reveal the stub axle and everything looks good. Grease has no sign of emulsification and there's no scoring on the bearing sleeves. Wheel moves freely and there's no rumble. Can I simply strip down, clean everything up and repack with fresh waterproof grease? The trailer has had light use for a couple of seasons.
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I had a quick look at the bearings (one side) this afternoon. The trailer is a 750kg unbraked Rapide trailer. The trailer has sealed Alko waterproof bearings. Wasn't sure what to expect, as my last trailer was an Indespension roller-coaster and the bearings needed renewed annually on that one.

Took one side off to reveal the stub axle and everything looks good. Grease has no sign of emulsification and there's no scoring on the bearing sleeves. Wheel moves freely and there's no rumble. Can I simply strip down, clean everything up and repack with fresh waterproof grease? The trailer has had light use for a couple of seasons.
Yes they are easy to do i use wd40 to clean them it brake,s down the grease,once clean pack them with some new grease that will stand high temperature,s before you put them back in
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