Originally Posted by IBWET
I've not changed the bearings, same age as your originals, that slip lets you launch without the bearings being submerged,if you launched it yourself there would'nt be an issue..even more so in your case as the drum never get a bit of heat in them.
He a lovely bloke but very busy,Friday night and Monday morn,it's arses and alligators at that slip, trailers can be fully submerged for some time,and with yours never getting a chance to dry out.......
Agreed - I launched and recovered myself and wheels were hardly in the water (brake backplate was dry).
Was down last weekend and watched a trailer being put in so far that only the top of the winch post was above water. Now I know why my breakaway cable got rusty so quickly......