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Do I Really Need To Repack Bearings Every 12 Months If I Have Low Mileage On Trailer

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I see the recommenced interval for repacking wheel bearings is 12k or 1 year. I get the 12k but why every year? Im in a dry climate. My trailer is up on jack stands 90 of the time. I only do about 4K a year. I am at 3400lbs loaded on a 3500lb axle so I am maxing it out there. Im at 8,700 Miles right now after two years. Thanks for any insight.

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The bearings should really be repacked every 12,000 miles or 12 months whichever comes first even if you are not putting 12,000 miles on the trailer. It still a good idea to routinely repack the bearings every 12 months because the grease breaks down over time regardless of the mileage which can lead to bearing failure. I have attached a couple of helpful articles for your reference.

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