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Old 05-10-2004, 10:31 PM
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Smoked another bearing today bring the boat home from the shop. There has got to be a better set-up!!! I grease, grease, grease, and still end up on the side of the highway tieing up an axil.

I sometimes dunk my my rear truck wheels and they never have a problem. Why are trailer bearings so cheezy???
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What about this?
http://www.dexteraxle.com/nev_r_lube_bearings
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I don't what everyone else does ,, but I replace my seals every spring with new ones about 10-15 dollars
well worth it, and inspect the races bearings and repack with High temp grease.
I also inspect the disc brakes and surge unit.
Never can be too safe. this is the first year I didn't find
any races or bearings that had to be replaced.
I use stainless bearing buddies and put a few pumps in just before launching to keep pressure on the seals.

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Pure you sure you are not over tightening or undertightening them? Best way I have found it tighten the nut to about 15 foot pounds. Spin the wheel a couple times then back it off and tighten as tight as you can but ONLY with your fingures.

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What about this?
http://www.dexteraxle.com/nev_r_lube_bearings

nice stuff , but it don't look like its made for marine use
even there disc brakes are made of cast iron.

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I have 4 8,000 Lb. Dexter axles nuder my trailer with those hubs.Trailer has 38,000 miles on at now and never touched. I think they are the cats a$$.
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Also try to buy Temkin Bearings if you can.The cheep ones never seem to work.You also may be near the weight limit of the cheep bearing.Get them from a bearing store not AutoZone.
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I do the same , only I do it every FALL(at winterizing) so I get any moisture out before it sits all winter , which can cause rust and pitting of the bearings and races
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I do the same , only I do it every FALL(at winterizing) so I get any moisture out before it sits all winter , which can cause rust and pitting of the bearings and races
good Idea, but I dont have the toy barn up yet
too cold in the fall here in NY ,, I take my chances
and if I end up with a bad race & bearing I just replace it
. every since I started swaping out the seals yearly
I been ok,, Once the barn is up I will go your route and get it ready in the fall for the next season.

At least we are some of the few that take em apart.

I would hate it on the side of the road.
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Also try to buy Temkin Bearings if you can.The cheep ones never seem to work.You also may be near the weight limit of the cheep bearing.Get them from a bearing store not AutoZone.
EXACTLY!! The cheap azz chinese bearings most places sell/install these days are absolute crap.. Hell, I yank them off of my new trailers when I bring em home, not worth the gamble. I run Timkens with a double lip rear seal and Amsoil syn grease thousands of miles a year, no problem.. Knock on wood
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