Originally Posted by econdave
the trailer I want to tow has 8 inch tires, is it o.k. to tow this trailer for 5 hours on the highway doing 65 mph? I have repacked the bearings and inflated tires to specs, tires are in new condition, I am concerned about the bearings heating up. Should I be worried? Dont want to have vacation turn out to be a headache. Thanks
Make sure you don't overload the trailer. Place more weight in the front of the wheels as apposed to behind them. Proper loading of any trailer is very important. You want weight on the tongue. If it starts to sway redistribute the weight. Take a break on the trip and allow the bearings to cool. It can't hurt. But they should be fine as long as the trailer is not overload and you packed and replaced the bearing properly.
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