Originally Posted by AJ.
I have been sucking my teeth over fitting a flush kit to my rapide trailer for a long time now. I have read through a few threads on this but yet so see any concrete evidence that they make a difference.
Has anyone got any views on this or can demonstrate improved longevity since fitting a flushing kit against before fitting?
My closest slipway is a good 100+ miles away from where the trailer lives so the hubs dry out and I suppose with some salt in there but i do wash the hubs after every dunk and do put the hose against some of the tiny drilled holes in the back plate to do the best I can.
I don't know how this compares, but my Snipe - single axle braked - trailer was factory fitted with Alko sealed bearings & hub flush kit.
It's had its firsts proper service after 2 1/2 years, c.1800 miles of towing and at least 30 saltwater launches / recoveries.
Only things needing replacement were brake pads & wheel bearings (bearings worn on 1 side but seemed sensible to replace both). No corrosion issues. Apart from regular checks greasing hitch / rollers / winch, and a thorough wash down after each recovery (but not launch) I've carried out no other maintenance. I can wash down at my regular launch point though.