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Old 02-09-2021, 10:56 AM
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You can also take a look the bearings and seals for part numbers. They are printed on them. Then I found some sets on Amazon. The races also have numbers and if you can see it, that would be ideal.

For my 93' trailer, I found the bearings to be correct, but there were two different races (different outer diameters), and of course I got the wrong one initially.

The Timken sets were like $10-$12 (including race). Not a bad price.
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Old 02-09-2021, 01:02 PM
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Thank you for all the input guys. I should have given a little more detail on my trailer. It is a 2000, dual axle, with 4 disc brakes. 2 of 4 hubs are off and disassembled. I have 4 new dual lip seals on the way. I cannot read the print on the bearings so I will take them to NAPA (insert whatever auto store). When I dropped off my tires to get mounted I had my local trusted mechanic look at the races and he said they look fine. I am going to clean the bearings, pack with lucas marine grease (green stuff), and put back together waiting on the seals which are coming Thursday. I also got bearing buddies to put on the end. Also coming Thursday.

Funny thing, I do hate the PO of my boat, but I have learned a lot. When I cleaned the dust cap from the first wheel, it was actually darkened hard plastic that showed the oil bath level. I feel like an idiot when it comes to these things, but appreciate all the input. I truly do!
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Old 02-09-2021, 03:12 PM
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Thank you for all the input guys. I should have given a little more detail on my trailer. It is a 2000, dual axle, with 4 disc brakes. 2 of 4 hubs are off and disassembled. I have 4 new dual lip seals on the way. I cannot read the print on the bearings so I will take them to NAPA (insert whatever auto store). When I dropped off my tires to get mounted I had my local trusted mechanic look at the races and he said they look fine. I am going to clean the bearings, pack with lucas marine grease (green stuff), and put back together waiting on the seals which are coming Thursday. I also got bearing buddies to put on the end. Also coming Thursday.

Funny thing, I do hate the PO of my boat, but I have learned a lot. When I cleaned the dust cap from the first wheel, it was actually darkened hard plastic that showed the oil bath level. I feel like an idiot when it comes to these things, but appreciate all the input. I truly do!
Best on the install.

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Old 02-09-2021, 08:15 PM
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The attached has the bearing/race/seal information that probably applies to your trailer (you probably have dual 3500 pound axles). It might help with sourcing the correct parts.
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Old 02-10-2021, 08:02 AM
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The attached has the bearing/race/seal information that probably applies to your trailer (you probably have dual 3500 pound axles). It might help with sourcing the correct parts.
Frank, thank you, nice to have some validation on my numbers.
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Old 02-10-2021, 08:11 AM
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I did purchase two different size seals just to make sure I was squared away there. The bearing numbers matched.

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Old 02-15-2021, 12:16 PM
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Use boat trailer synthetic grease or mobil 1 grease... check spindle for galling... dont feel bad, i have to replace backing plates on my trailer. Replaced wheel cylinders then found broken brake shoe.. I spend more time on trailer than boat...
Yuck - I've given up on doing little trailer repairs piece by piece.

If I'm going in I just call up my local trailer parts supply company and get all the bits including new bolts and go at it with the blue tip wrench.

Costs more but far less swearing.
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Old 02-15-2021, 12:30 PM
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Yuck - I've given up on doing little trailer repairs piece by piece.



If I'm going in I just call up my local trailer parts supply company and get all the bits including new bolts and go at it with the blue tip wrench.



Costs more but far less swearing.
Funny. Blue tip wrench, ... lol... have u tried the white tip? Works a tad faster... after this next set of backing plates and of course new bearings... should be good for a number of years.

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Old 02-15-2021, 02:02 PM
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Oh ya pull that lever and the nuts are gone tappy tap tap and the bolts are gone.
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Old 02-15-2021, 05:00 PM
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Oh ya pull that lever and the nuts are gone tappy tap tap and the bolts are gone.
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