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Old 03-16-2014, 07:57 PM
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What do you consider to be the best trailer bearing lube? I used Lucas Red & Tack last year, seemed good......
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Doc are you suggesting that the trailer needs to be maintained also? go figure I knew I forgot something! Just kidding, I happen to like Mobil 1 synthetic (red) wheel brg grease. I use the tubs to repack and the tubes in the grease gun for monthly touch ups, never had a problem with this trailer in 14 years and numerous trips to Havasu. JMO
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i been running the mystik marine/waterproof grease for quite some time. Seems to work good, havent had any bearing failures.
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Originally Posted by MILD THUNDER View Post
i been running the mystik marine/waterproof grease for quite some time. Seems to work good, havent had any bearing failures.
that is what i use,funny how we think aike.
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Originally Posted by MILD THUNDER View Post
i been running the mystik marine/waterproof grease for quite some time. Seems to work good, havent had any bearing failures.
This^^^^. I've also used the marine bearing grease from NAPA that is light blue in color and it too works well.
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Mystik in the green tube. It's a clear grease, holds up well and no stains.
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Originally Posted by mike tkach View Post
that is what i use,funny how we think aike.
I think it boils down to one thing. We like an affordable product, with good quality.

For the most part, I dont buy into the idea, that some magical 10 dollar a tube grease is going to keep my bearings from failing. What will, is lack of grease! Or rust/water contamination, cheap china crap, improper bearing torq, etc.
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I use the Lucas Marine grease. Works really well.
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Originally Posted by MILD THUNDER View Post
I think it boils down to one thing. We like an affordable product, with good quality.

For the most part, I dont buy into the idea, that some magical 10 dollar a tube grease is going to keep my bearings from failing. What will, is lack of grease! Or rust/water contamination, cheap china crap, improper bearing torq, etc.
Agree, I average 1-2k annually with some 5k years.
Most important is annual maintenance. Water contaminates bearings regardless. Synthetic might buy you a little more time but if I have a late season big tow, I check the front grease anyway.
Bearing grease is easier than a water pump change. Put trailer on jack stands, remove all wheels, pull on some latex gloves and knock 'em out. I would rather spend 90min when I have Spring Fever instead of untold hassles on the side of the road.

Answer for OP, Strabrite Marine bearing grease currently.
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Mystik red grease for the past few years and happy with it.
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