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Jefecinco posted 07-14-2015 07:38 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jefecinco   Send Email to Jefecinco  
Yesterday and today have been breathtakingly hot here in Coastal Alabama. But I couldn't stand to just sit around for the whole days.

I used the time to remove the lug nuts from both trailer's wheels and spare tires, coat the studs with OMC Triple Guard Grease, and reinstall the nuts. I also took the opportunity to remove the small engine's propeller and coat the propeller shaft with the OMC grease.

I don't remove the wheels, I just take some of the nuts off, treat the studs, replace the nuts and do the rest until all have been done. On both days when I finished these small jobs I was soaking wet from sweat.

Since I try to do this once a year all the studs were in good condition and the nuts were easy to remove.


RevengeFamily posted 07-15-2015 05:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for RevengeFamily  Send Email to RevengeFamily     

Seems that there are fewer and fewer who do their own trailer maintenance these days...

Last fall, I replaced an axle, brand new bearings in all six wheels and a new LED trailer light kit... This spring, I splurged and installed a new actuator and new disc brakes on my Venture trailer... The drum brakes were just about done...

Thought there was only a handful who use grease on lugs and nuts... Can't tell you how many times I've helped guys with frozen lug nuts on boat trailers and travel trailers on the side of the road because of frozen rusted lug nuts...

There are those that worry grease gremlins will magically loosen the lugs while running down the road...

I have always applied a small dab of grease to the studs... A properly tightened wheel with greased lugs will never give you grief when changing a rim and tire on the side of the road...


Binkster posted 07-15-2015 12:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Binkster  Send Email to Binkster     
You must have an air conditioned garage. If its too hot to go boating, it's way too hot to work on them. That's an winter job here in Central Fl.


Jefecinco posted 07-15-2015 07:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     

No garage and no boat shelter. Just gobs of wonderful sunshine and no breeze. Boredom is a terrible thing.


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