Re: Snowbear Trailers, good/bad?
An old thread, but my experience with Snow Bear trailers hasn't been that great. I have several trailers and a few years back purchased a Snow Bear 5x10 landscape type trailer. After the warranty ran out the left wheel bearing decides to grenade. I bitched about it to Snow Bear telling them the bearing should not have failed this soon. Their response was that the manual states the bearings should be repacked every 1000 miles or 6 months. The manual does not state this, but says the bearings should be CHECKED every 1000 miles or 6 months and repacked if necessary. My contention, warranty or not, is that the bearing in question was defective. Further evidence of this is that the races that are still in the hub show no signs of overheating (a condition that would occur if no grease were present or the trailer was frequently overloaded).
Anyway, Snow Bear is holding to their guns on the issue and are not willing to provide parts unless I pay for them, which I am not about to do. If I have to buy parts I'll replace the axle with a higher quality unit.
On the issue of axle, if you blow a bearing and it damages the spindle you have to replace the entire axle. You cannot replace just the spindle. Another indication of how cheap Snow Bear is when building trailers.
The lights they use on the trailers are junk also.