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    trailer bearing replacement

    I am currently about to replace my trailer bearings on an old trailer of mine and i found this great link on how to do it which I thought was worthy of sharing..

    i was going to convert the entire post into GH format but i dont have time atm..

    anyway here is the link

    http://www.planetnautique.com/index....rticle&sid=134


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    Just to add my 2 cents never use gas to clean use kerosene and rinse with water and blow out with air gas leaves a film behind and to knock out the race I use a punch you can knock out a race very fast with a punch.

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    oh man my axel was trashed, the hubs took a ahmmer and chisel to get off and the bearing race on the inner bearing was stuck hard core...i eventually got it off with a large slab of steel and when i inspected the shaft it was badly damamged by rust as it had eaten into it to such an extent that the bearing seal would not be able to keop water out....

    NEVER EVER NEGLECT YOUR TRAILER BEARING OR YOU WILL REGRET IT LIKE I DID.


    I will take some pics of the damaged shaft so you can see why its so important during the week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert63 View Post
    Just to add my 2 cents never use gas to clean use kerosene and rinse with water and blow out with air gas leaves a film behind
    Most autoparts stores sell a parts clean solvent (not varsol) that comes in 1-5 gallon cans.

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    save your bearings! get bigger tires....my old setup had 8" wheels, i trailer my ski 800-1000 miles a month most months. if the truck is going 75 mph those little bearing on 8" wheels must have been going 150mph.

    so today i did a crazy 3" trailer lift.

    started off with a Spring over axel swap, then added a 1" block. now sporting some nice 13" wheels with some 175/75/r13's great for long highway drives.





    Also repacked all bearings, new seals, high temp grease a must. Im ready to make the trip to mudbug.

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    Thats how I Roll too....on 13's

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    i roll on 22's

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    i think that one that packed it in on me has 10's

    sorry my trailer aint pimped out...yet

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    The only problem with running big tires and raising your trailer is that you have to back in the water all the way to the steering wheel to get the boat off the bunks.

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