Last Updated on Aug 21, 2019 by Ray Roman
Maintenance is important to the overall safety of your travel trailer. Greasing your wheel bearings is a crucial step in that process.
The best grease for travel trailer wheel bearings is the Lucas Oil 10301 Heavy Duty Grease. It lasts 4X longer than regular grease, is virtually waterproof, and is stable in all temperatures. It’s the ultimate grease for high-speed bearing.
The Right Type of Grease For Your Travel Trailer Wheel Bearing
Not only is it important to choose the best grease you also have to choose the right type of grease. They are not all the same as you might have guessed.
You will find both natural grease and synthetic grease. Both have their pros and cons. For instance, some lubricants include added thickeners to prevent the greasing from leaking out. Other additives can be used by manufacturers to prolong the life of the grease or extend its operating temperature.
Grease Types and Applications
For your travel trailer wheel bearing you cannot use just any grease. The grease you use needs to hold up well in high temperatures and high-pressure use.
High Temp Disc/Drum Brake Wheel Bearing Grease, such as the Lucas Oil 10301 is the recommend grease type for the wheel bearings. This type of grease is designed to handle extreme temperatures that come from the high speed of the wheel. They resist water and can help transfer heat from the disc brakes as well.
If you are in a pinch and need a quick lubrication solution this type of grease can be used for that too.
How Often Should You Grease Your Travel Trailer Wheel Bearing?
How often you grease your wheel bearing depends on how much you travel in your camper. Every few months is the recommended interval if you travel quite a bit. For those who travel occasionally greasing your travel trailer wheel bearing once a year or every 10,000 to 12,000 miles should be sufficient.
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