I got down and did some work today. I was able to turn my procrastination gene off for a few hours and get some things accomplished that needed to be done before I hit the road again.
I started early this morning before it got to hot and greased the trailer bearings. The Arctic Fox has a fairly simple way to grease the bearings so that I don't have to jack up the trailer, pull off the wheels, take out the bearings and clean them, re-grease the bearing, and then put it all back together again. That's what I've always had to do with my trailers in the past.
The Arctic Fox has a zerk fitting on the axle and you just pump some grease into it until the old grease comes out and you're all done. Of course every once in a while you need to take off the wheels and check the brakes and the bearings to see how things are looking but for the most part just squirting some grease in them every once in a while has kept me rolling down the road without any problems. "Knock on wood".
Admittedly there are some folks that don't like that concept for various reasons, feeling that you should always take off your wheels and check the bearings before you grease them, and cite various instances of roadside disasters that happen to people that don't do that. Sometimes I think that they might have a point and maybe I should spend an entire half a day jacking up the trailer and taking things apart, but then my lazy gene kicks in, and I return to sanity, get a cup of coffee and sit back down in my lazy chair.
Since I was so proud of myself for greasing the trailer bearings I got out my compressor and pumped up all the tires to where they should be. Amazingly enough there was only a 3 or 4 pound difference between the tires which is pretty good considering I hadn't put any air in them since I was in New Mexico a few months ago.
I also filled up my empty propane tank today. I checked my logbook and found out that I've been running on the tank that's hooked up now for 25 days so that one could run out anytime now, so I figured I'd better fill up my other tank so my refrigerator wouldn't quit unexpectedly.
Those were the biggest and most important things I needed to do before I leave so I figured I would get them out of the way first. Tomorrow I plan on putting some protective stuff on my slideout seals, I use 303 Aerospace Protectant, I don't know if it works any better than anything else but it's got Aerospace in the name so it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.