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@Colin Parkstone wrote:

Never knew you can over fill with wheel grease,i put it in till it comes out the over fill whole in the middle of the wheel…

Bearings need a bit of room to move in. If they are too tightly packed with grease then they tend to overheat.

This isn’t a major problem with trailer hubs as they usually have a tiny weep hole in the hub cap, so if they do get hot they can spit a bit of grease out until the situation resolves itself; it’s more an issue where the bearings have a tight seal either side so they get very hot and either burn out or burst a seal – then paradoxically fail due to losing all the grease!

One squirt with a grease gun just before trailing the boat anywhere is a good rule of thumb.