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Old 01-10-2017, 08:22 PM   #1
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Wheel Bearing help

Wheel Bearing help - I tried the salt forum maybe the freshwater will have other ideas to help.

Looking for some advice on wheel bearings. My bearings were replaced about 5yrs ago and now I would like to change these out for new. I checked Kapt Kirks marine but they wanted about $300 to change bearings and seals. Yes, I can change these. Been there done that but the bearing race is a real pain to get out the hub. Bearings and races must be changed to do it right.

This is a 2005 kenner boat trailer.

Here is the question, do any of you just buy the entire bearing assy for about $40 and just replace it? Is it as good as the factory Hub already on the boat? The pic is of a bearing assy I purchased about 3yrs ago to use in case a bearing goes out on the road. With this assy - 20min and I am back on the road again. Good for emergency but what about changing and using daily?
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:30 PM   #2
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Karl, I keep a spare hub and tools in my truck all the time, though I've never had install one. I've had my bearings replaced by Odom Trailer up in Conroe and they were fair at about $150.00. http://www.odomtrailer.com/
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:11 AM   #3
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I never bother packing and pounding bearings anymore. Every three years I go to my local True Value and buy the entire hub assembly and lug nuts. Fresh and saltwater all year round from Anahuac to Livingston, West Bay to Somerville. Never had a problem. Tires and hub assemblies, every three years keeps me off the shoulder of the road.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:39 AM   #4
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Yeah I had the same problem and didn't want to fool with it and just replaced the hubs.

Pretty good but expensive at tractor supply

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Thanks, that is what I wanted to hear if anyone else was just replacing the hubs and walk away.

The one is the pic above is my spare to carry in the truck.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:55 PM   #6
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Seems like the kit should stay home. If anything carry a complete hub for roadside I would think. I have never carried one myself but would be a good idea if you have the tools to do it as well. I have tandem axles so I would have to remove the tire and ratchet strap it up to get home.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:40 PM   #7
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I had to replace a spindle anyway, so I bit the bullet and bought an assembled axle with Vault hubs.
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Fishinganimal - that kit is exactly what I need and matches the bearings I show in my manual. It would turn a very bad day broken down on the hwy to a 20min change out and on the road again. Have tools....,That is why I keep in my truck. But.......... will buying a whole new hub and changing take every day use ....last 5 years like the ones from the factory on the trailer. I think several have given me the answer these are reliable.
If you don't have a spare hub for $40 - you need a spare hub.

Not enough Beer in the world can turn a broke down trailer on the hwy into a good day.... It think Teddy Roosevelt said that
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Go to Odem Trailer in Conroe. Reasonable, fast and courteous service for my boat trailer. Definitely not marina prices or 2 week wait time. I picked mine up next day. Checked seals, replaced bad ones on one wheel, re-lubed both, got spare seals, bearings, lube, etc. Bit more than $80.
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I had to replace a spindle anyway, so I bit the bullet and bought an assembled axle with Vault hubs.
Interesting this would pop up, as I was just discussing my "Vault Hubs" on my new tandem axle, with a fellow 2 Cooler, just yesterday! Did some digging, on this Hybrid System ......... http://www.pacifictrailers.com/The-V...cation-System/

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