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    Oil bath Hubs

    Came across an oil bath hubs for boat trailer.

    http://www.durahub.com/index.html

    But there is only 1 place in the US that carries them.


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    This is the hub currently used on some custom-made stainless-steel trailers manufactured for our group:

    http://www.tiedown.com/aturbo.html

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    I have them on the rear axle on my tandem trailer for the boat. put them on before towing down here to the keys from home. Not once did they miss a beat. Solid, smooth, cool to the touch, and easy to see how the oil level is doing simply by looking at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pettee View Post
    I have them on the rear axle on my tandem trailer for the boat. put them on before towing down here to the keys from home. Not once did they miss a beat. Solid, smooth, cool to the touch, and easy to see how the oil level is doing simply by looking at it.
    I'll sencond that its the beaing type the Halliburton uses on its fleet of trailers(and non-drive axles on the trucks) and in two years I don't recall seeing or heaing of a single failed bearing in that time.

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    I don't trust them for boat trailers or long haul trailers. Loose the seal or cap, then quickly the oil, - you're screwed period.

    I'm not saying I don't like them to be crystal clear. They are cooler and well lubricated. When i built my last trailer, I considered the wet hub, but i travel too far and hate being stranded. I believe the greased hub will give you longer "fair warning".

    I also have a spindle welded to the frame that holds a spare hub/tire - just in case my trailer or my buddies trailer has a problem....who knows, maybe even a stranger.

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