Originally Posted by jergeod
The reason for the question was the fact that it is a sealed brg/hub/spindle assembly and not readily available at a local parts store if it went bad. I understand anything can go bad but was just wondering how many had trouble with them to justify carrying one.
We were the third owner of ours. We put at least 10,000 on it plus the unknown amount by previous owners without a problem.
I also recently had the bearings packed on our utility trailer, titled as 1942. It still had the felt seals so it has not been done for at least 29 years. Not as many miles and lighter duty but still low maintenance (not like boat trailers).
So, it's a choice. Personally, I would pass on the spares.