I know we have discussed some of this information in out tire standards discussion, but I am in the process of lubricating the bearings on my 5-wide trailer in the hope of eliminating some issues "down the road" if you will. How about that play on words! ;-) Anyway, I will certainly post up more information, along with some photographs as this is an area that most of us neglect, possibly take for granted and don't really know enough background knowledge about properly mainting of wheel bearings as it relates to lubricating our Little Guy trailers or any trailer for that matter.
What I have found out as a certainty and that is good to know for all owners out there is that the lug nuts on my 5-wide are 3/4" lug nuts. What you should also do before any road trip is check these lug nuts, not just for proper tension or tightness, but make sure that your lug wrench fits over the nuts and into the recessed area of your trailer. Otherwise you are going to be out in the boondocks and literally up a creek without the proper sized wrench to change out a tire, etc.
Another thing that I found out tonight was that one side of the axle (at the grease fitting) did not have a grease insert on the axle. And incidentally, the grease Zerk fittings on my 5-wide were located on the end of the axle. Some grease Zerk fittings I have seen are located on the side of the axle bearing housing. This is not the case with my 5-wide as you do have to remove the tire, remove the bearing cup cover and underneath the cover you will find the grease Zerks which I feel are very convenient over all. As for the missing grease Zerk, I will pick one up at Autozone in the morning and finish the job. This is also not Little Guy's fault, as some of the axle units do have grease inserts available and others don't. the manufacturer prefers that you completely wash and clean the bearings, inspect them, and repack them as opposed to using the grease Zerks. If you do pump grease into the Zerks you want to spin the axle hub by hand and pump grease in while turning the hub to disperse the grease.
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