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Old 08-29-18, 11:19 AM
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Schwinn trailer bearings

Maybe I should post this in the Utility forum but here goes anyway. I am thinking of getting a Schwinn Day Tripper cargo trailer.
Does anyone know if you can take apart the wheels and repack the bearings ? Can't find any specs on the trailer that show this.

https://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-Tripp...SIN=B01N260A8D
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How about asking those who own one?Amazon has a feature that allows a question you have about a product to be sent to previous purchasers. https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/...rp_reva_ql_hza
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Old 08-29-18, 11:47 AM
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Sounds like a good idea. Thanks,

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I suspect the bearings are a pre assembled unit from a bearing manufacturer. Most likely a "sealed cartridge" type. These might be serviceable if they have removable seals and also are likely replaceable for little cost. Except for the Burley (and similar designs that have a wheel clamped on both side of the hub, just like a bicycle supports a hub) the trailer bearings I've seen have been the cartridge type. What I haven't seen much need for is the servicing of trailer bearings. But most trailer use is recreationally pulling around one's kids. Not the daily loaded use on rough streets in bad weather with road salt. Andy
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Andy,
Now that I think about it, the trailer will hardly have much mileage built up running to the store once in a while. Our local stores are only 10 miles away. It would take a really long time before needing to worry about maintenance. I am in my 70's, it will be after I am gone before the bearings will need greasing
In my mind I had it in the same category as my road bikes which I am anal about maintaining.
thanks for the response !

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I am thinking of getting a Schwinn Day Tripper cargo trailer.
OK, get it or dont , I dont have one , guess you don't either..

My Burly uses 2 regular bike front wheel-hubs..

no pictures I have no Idea about what bearings they use,, these sold at Walmart?

Schwinn name sold years ago ..
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