Was taking my little 4×8 folding utility trailer to loan it to a friend… wheel bearing started making a little noise.
Turns out it didn’t loosen up and get better after it starting sticking and dragging the tire… 😯😕😓 .
I figured the trailer had sat a while(1.5 years, was used one, had sat 8 before that) and was stiff, little rusty maybe, it’d loosen if I ran it slow for a ways, then I’d grease it at the end. It did loosen. When the bearing ate itself and went out. Oops. .
Stopped part way to check it since it hadn’t stuck for a ways.. Wheel wobble was terrible, jacked it up and the wheel w/ the hub slid right off, and the roller bearings fell out.
God’s grace alone that it didn’t come off going down the road! Thank You Lord! .
I feel like an idiot, but it could have loosened and been fine, so I shouldn’t feel dumb on making a choice, 50/50 odds I figure..
Just not the outcome I needed. Lol. .
Do feel dumb that I never ever thought to grease those bearings till they went out… that Was dumb! 😒😩 .
So now it’s sitting at a friends place while I figure out how to change the bearings, and where to get them.
Worst part is that I was taking it to loan to another friend… not urgent, and he’s not in a bind for it, but… yeah. .
Ain’t life grand? Lol.