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So I was on my way back from OC today towing the boat and I look behind me and see smoke. I have a tri-axle trailer and the 4 rear wheels (which have disc brakes) feel really hot. I made it to a tire shop in Corona and they didn't want to get into it tonight because of parts availibility. I just did the bearings on it this spring too. Seems like there's always something on the damn trailers. I'm taking my trailer into the shop in the morning and hopefully they can get it fixed relativley quickly so we can hit the road. Rant over! :|err
 

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It sounds like your brakes are hung up?

Make sure you use a good quality bearing grease. I use SWEPCO moly (no melt) grease. Even if your brakes get hung up, and the wheel heats up, it won't melt the grease and throw it out.

I've towed mine in 117 degree heat- the bearings were scorching from the ground heat, but the grease held.
 

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I'm just going to a tire shop here in Corona. I first noticed it today at like 4, so I didn't have any time to make any arrangments for a good trailer shop. These guys have worked on my stuff before, so hopefully they will pull through again for me.
 

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Funny coincidence, just dropped mine off at OC Trailer this morning.

They are a good outfit.




I have a lighter boat and converted the trailer to elec. Brakes. They are cert. for marine use, installed a controller and for the past three years zero brake issues.

But if one has Disks already I certainly would not take them off. The caliper is rusty and needs some high temp grease or the actuator is stuck.
 

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They are a good outfit.




I have a lighter boat and converted the trailer to elec. Brakes. They are cert. for marine use, installed a controller and for the past three years zero brake issues.

But if one has Disks already I certainly would not take them off. The caliper is rusty and needs some high temp grease or the actuator is stuck.
Currently have discs. Six of them.
 

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Trailer tires and bearing problems!

I have a Question ! I have heard a lot of talk about storing your boat & trailer on blocks. My boat weights about 5000 LBS and trailer is about 1500 LBS and I have heard that by raising your trailer like over the winter when not is use will help preserve your tires ( remove the weight and reduce damaging the steel belts in the tires).

Any body have any info on this? :)bulb
 
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