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Old 09 July 2013, 13:35   #1
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Maintenance of Snipe braked trailer

I have a Snipe Y5-1300 roller (Y series) braked trailer which is now kept in France. It was new in March 2013. It has Waterproof bearings?
I think Alko bearings and brakes. Knott-Avonride towing hitch. Flushing kit.

Typically it is only 5 miles to the launching slip.

On return to the house I flush the hubs out well with both the flushing hubs and a karcher long lance to really douse the wheels. The whole trailer gets a good wash down each time. However, it is then parked with the brakes off until next times use. (Brakes locked up when left with the brakes on.)

What should I do annually or more regularly to the trailer to ensure 100% perfect life and reliability? ie grease or renew brake shoes etc.

Also would bearing protectors be any good with waterproof bearings?

Thanks
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Old 11 July 2013, 04:28   #2
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I think I'm safe in saying the "waterproof" bearings are what I would call "sealed", so on paper at any rate a bearing sver / auto greaser will likely makee no differnece, but I;m sure the trailer experts will be along soon to correct me!


FWIW mine also has said sealed bearings (the ones I bought it with) and so far has survived 5 years on the same set with an annual service / check - and my trailer does a minimum of 40 miles every time I go out.
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Old 11 July 2013, 07:22   #3
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I think I'm safe in saying the "waterproof" bearings are what I would call "sealed", so on paper at any rate a bearing sver / auto greaser will likely makee no differnece, but I;m sure the trailer experts will be along soon to correct me!


FWIW mine also has said sealed bearings (the ones I bought it with) and so far has survived 5 years on the same set with an annual service / check - and my trailer does a minimum of 40 miles every time I go out.
Thanks I will follow your advice. What do you do for your annual service/check?
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