Water will rust the metal parts of your trailer, causing these parts to get stuck and/or wear away. It is nearly impossible to keep the rims of the trailer's wheels or the bearings out of water when launching. Maintain the bearings by:
^ Keeping the bearings well greased.
^ Allowing bearings to cool first if they must be immersed in water.
^ Repacking the bearings when necessary or as recommended by the manufacturer.
^ Carrying spare bearings, grease, and tools for replacing the bearings on extended trips.
^ It's also a good idea to maintain the lug nuts on the wheels. You can do this by "exercising" or loosening the bolts, and then oiling them. Be sure to tighten them back up!
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