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Does anyone use these? I lost a dust cap and I'm considering buying these.

While were talking about bearings, how often do you grease the bearings in your trailers?
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I do mine at every year, but am not sure if that is really enough
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I run bearing buddys on all my trailers. It makes greasing the bearings easy and it takes only about a minute. One or two squirts and your done.
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Is it just a cap to keep dust out or is there more to this that I am missing?
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Is it just a cap to keep dust out or is there more to this that I am missing?
Just the cap. Its pretty much a hub dust cap that has a grease nipple. So you can grease the inner bearings without taking the bearings out. It would save a good amount of time.



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I have something like these on my trailer. They seem to work good and make greasing a breeze. I do mine once a year as well but I'm also not sure if that is often enough.
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Once a year should be enough. What happens is that pepole tend to over greese. Which causes the seal in the front of the bearing buddy to leak. Once you see a little greese coming from the little hole in the buddy that lets you know you have put enough greese in. And you should be good to go until next year.
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thanks for the pictures.

I have never seen these, but now that I know what they are I will look for them.

Taking the wheels off to regrease the bearings even once a year is a pain. These would make it easier, and I would probibly grase a little more often.

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That is very interesting. I wonder how well they work. I am guessing pretty good. Years back I was told that you had to take bearings out and manually pack them to get the grease in them and push the old grease out otherwise the new grease wouldn't get in all those hard to reach spots.

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That is very interesting. I wonder how well they work. I am guessing pretty good. Years back I was told that you had to take bearings out and manually pack them to get the grease in them and push the old grease out otherwise the new grease wouldn't get in all those hard to reach spots.

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Man, I have packed so many bearings like this. It's very messy to say the least. I am going to look into the bearing buddy for both of my trailers. Anyone have ever installed them? Are they hard to install?
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