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clotus 03-17-2009 12:07 PM

Long time ghost first time posting. I have an 07 fourwinns factory trailer and I noticed the driver side wheel was leaking. There is a puddle of some sort of thin lube and the same lube leaking from the center hub. I know nothing about trailers and any help on how to fix it or what it is would be great. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/679000.jpg" alt="Upload"><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/679001.jpg" alt="Upload">

nautiquesonly 03-17-2009 6:22 PM

It looks to me like you got some water in the bearing buddy. That center cap that is rubber pops out with a flat tip screw driver. Behind that there is a grease fitting. Find a grease gun and a tube of marine grade grease. Pump the fitting with grease until all the old sludge comes out and fresh grease starts coming out. You should grease these bad boys up a few times a season depending on how much you trailer the boat.

mike2001 03-18-2009 7:45 AM

Before you pop the center cap back on, put a little bead of silicone around the rim, helps form a better seal.

salty87 03-18-2009 9:30 AM

looks like you should re-pack the bearings. bearing buddies aren't designed to pump until grease comes out. if you do, you'll have a nice mess to clean up and could blow-out a seal guaranteeing that you'll always have water in your bearings. <BR> <BR>this site has alot of good info... <a href="http://www.championtrailers.com/techsup.html" target="_blank">http://www.championtrailers.com/techsup.html</a>

clotus 03-18-2009 3:58 PM

thanks guys. I will have to go to the in-laws and pick up the grease gun.

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