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Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 1980T-SS - Threaded - Stainless Steel (Pair)

Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 1980T-SS - Threaded - Stainless Steel (Pair)

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Great for marine applications; the stainless steel construction provides the best in corrosion resistance. The design makes Bearing Buddy an easy way to protect your bearings by keeping water out and ensuring enough grease is in the hub. Lowest Prices for the best trailer bearings races seals caps from Bearing Buddy. Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 1980T-SS - Threaded - Stainless Steel (Pair) part number BB1980T-SS can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Bearing Buddy Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps - BB1980T-SS

  • Caps
  • Bearing Protector Grease Cap
  • Bearing Buddy
  • 1.98 Inch

Great for marine applications; the stainless steel construction provides the best in corrosion resistance. The design makes Bearing Buddy an easy way to protect your bearings by keeping water out and ensuring enough grease is in the hub.


Features:

  • Replaces threaded grease cap in the axle hub
  • Prevents wheel-bearing failure
    • Keeps water and dirt out of hubs and bearings
    • Allows boat trailer wheels to be completely submerged
    • Stops corrosion and pitting on bearings
  • Provides easily accessible grease fitting
    • Makes adding grease to the bearings quick and simple
  • Maintains slight, controlled pressure (3 psi) with spring-loaded piston, preventing water from entering hub
  • Prevents overfilling and rear seal damage with automatic pressure-relief feature
    • Grease seeps around piston edges and into barrel when full
  • Constructed of stainless steel
    • Ensures longer-lasting fit than plastic or aluminum products
  • Includes rubber covers
  • Installs easily
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Fits 1.980" hub bore
    • Works with all internally threaded hubs
  • Bearing Buddy recommends using a grease proof gasket cement when installing
  • Lifetime warranty


Bearing Buddy installed diagram

Bearing Buddy Operation

Replace your existing grease cap with a Bearing Buddy to ensure a safe, easy way to monitor and control the level of grease in your axle hub. To adjust the amount of grease in the hub, use a grease gun to add more through the appropriate fitting. Adding grease moves the Bearing Buddy spring-loaded piston outward 1/8".

The O-ring inside the barrel of the Bearing Buddy maintains a seal from the outside. The interior of the Bearing Buddy is pressurized, preventing water from entering the barrel and diluting the grease.

An automatic pressure-relief feature is built into the Bearing Buddy. When the device is full, grease will seep around the edges of the piston and into the barrel. This prevents overfilling that can damage the inner seal.

You can manually check the grease level in your Bearing Buddy by pressing on the edge of the piston. If you can rock or move the piston, the hub is properly filled.



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Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 1980T-SS - Threaded - Stainless Steel (Pair) - BB1980T-SS

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (28 Customer Reviews)

Great for marine applications; the stainless steel construction provides the best in corrosion resistance. The design makes Bearing Buddy an easy way to protect your bearings by keeping water out and ensuring enough grease is in the hub.

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Great product 734730



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Very pleased with the product. Great video on installation. Experience with etrailer Was even better. Madison P was exceptional with her help. Overall a truly great experience 715588



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Threaded bearing buddy. I used it on a 1955 travel trailer. There threads were the right pitch but thread diameter was too large on the bearing buddy. I made it work after cursing. 658205



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Exactlu what i ordered . Quick delivery . Perfect 518689



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Product arrived as advertised even before I expected it. Excellent group of people to deal with. Highly recommend doing business with them 473824



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I have a 1969 Metzendorf camper that I just had new bearings installed on. I wanted to put bearing buddies on it so I can grease them on long trips. I wasn't sure what size I needed and they needed to be threaded . I sent etrailer a message one evening asking which bearing buddies I needed and I received a message the next morning with the answer to my question. I ordered them and I received the tracking information for my order. I received them in a few days and my son installed them for me . They fit perfectly!! I'll be sure to order from etrailer in the future and I'll tell my friends what good service I received. 421211



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These caps are very hard to find. They fit perfectly. I will definitely recommend etrailer. 418708



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Good selection for my snowmobile trailer, by ski boat trailer, my fishing boat trailer and our motorcycle road racing enclosed race/shop trailer. My first stop for my trailer needs. This product is hard to find - lot's of places carry bearing buddies in the 1.98" press-fit size - even the local auto shops - but try to find the threaded version? That's when you go to etailer.com, knowing that its pretty certain they have the stuff you want and need. Quick shipping, good communication - rock stars for your trailering needs. 414578



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Great price and they fit perfectly on my motorcycle trailer. Thank You. 348161



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Product is great, sadly, I ordered the wrong one, am returning it. 306052



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Was not able to find threaded bearing buddies locally these arrived quickly and were just what I needed! 303522



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etrailer did everything right, shipped same day, gave tracking advice, fair price for product and shipping. Follow up upon delivery all reasons to recommend, and buy from etrailer again 287347



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Easy to install and work great well worth the money!!! 284258



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Fast service and great price, fit perfectly. They even look better than the factory caps. 240926



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I haven't move the trailer after I put the BB1980T-SS grease cap on it. They started on pretty good then got harder about mid way on, so I got a pipe ranch to get them all the way on but over all it wasn't very hard to do it only took about 15 minutes to complete the project which is good. They really set the trailer off because the trailer is painted Black. 226220


Comments
Yes the cap work OK guess I made one trip with them. It was from my home at Gulf Breeze Tiger Point, FL back to Sulphur Rock, Indepentence Co, AR which is about little over 600 miles one way and they did really great.
william C - 09/21/2016

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I have a '66 Avion with GM hubs and wheels. The threaded grease cap was damaged and I had a lot of trouble trying to find a replacement. These threaded Bearing Buddy's worked perfect and added the convenience of being able to add grease! I'm going ahead and replacing the rest of the grease caps as well. 204186



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I bought these ( BB1980T-SS) to convert my Reliable oil bath hubs (EZ-Loader trailer) to greased hubs. The oil caps on my hubs are listed as 1.980", but these do NOT fit the 1.980 Reliable oil bath hub, even though .they're advertised as fitting all threaded hubs. According to Bearing Buddy the ones needed are their 2080T-SS model. These have the look and feel of a very high quality product, would have given them an excellent rating if not for the confusion over the correct sizing. 141067


Comments
I purchased the 2080T-SS bearing protectors which the Bearing Buddy people tell me is the correct size for my hubs. Havent installed them as yet as I had to refill the hubs with oil when I received the wrong size Bearing Buddys. Ill probably do the oil to grease conversion this Fall, or next Spring.
Allen E - 07/12/2015

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Never thought that I would find a threaded Bearing Buddy. eTrailer had what I needed in stock and had them to my door in just a few days. Installed without a problem. Thanks AGAIN eTrailer!! 102035



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These things are great. I have them on my bass boat , utility and pop up trailers 95457



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It was a hard product to find and you had just what i was looking for 62726



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The original and still a great product. I have threaded hubs and could not find anyone else that made a product for them. Bearing buddies work great. They're easy to install and easy to maintain. My shortest trip with my boat is about 45 miles and my longest is over 700. I wouldn't dream of traveling without them. 43078



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Installed and working, thanks for the great service! I will book mark you for future use. 39130



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Have recieved, and all is good. 35634



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very good fast shipping 34034



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I had some difficulty finding the correct fit for my requirements on your site, and called your customer service number. This was totally not the fault of your site, it was just a difficult item to be sure about fit, and size. The person that I spoke with was very knowledgeable, social, and helpful. Everything worked perfect, and my parts are installed exactly as required. Thank you and keep up the good work. R. S. 31810


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Ask the Experts about this Bearing Buddy Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps

  • Locating Correct Bearing Buddy to Replace Turbo Lube Cap on Trailer Hub
    I was unable to find any information on the turbo lube cap mentioned in your question. To determine the correct Bearing Buddy replacement, you will just want to measure the pilot hole on your existing hubs. This will ensure that the Bearing Buddy will fit into place on the hub. For example, the Threaded Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors # BB1980T-SS you were looking at are designed to fit 1.980 inch hub bores. I have included a link that will take you to our available selection of...
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  • Bearing Buddy to Fit Boat Trailer Hub with 1.9-Inch Threaded Hub Bore
    The Bearing Buddy Threaded Bearing Protectors you referenced, part # BB1980T-SS, are the only ones that are close to your hub bore measurement of 1.9-inches. The other two sizes are both over 2-inches. These should fit your threaded hubs. Please note that the depth of the threaded portion of this part is 5/16ths of an inch. Bearing Buddy recommends using Perma-tex or another grease proof gasket cement when installing these bearing protectors.
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  • Threaded Bearing Buddy Recommendation for Oil Bath Hub with Outer Bearing L44649
    Most likely you'd need the part # BB1980T-SS as this it the kit commonly used for hubs that have outer and inner bearings of L44649. Since we don't know your inner bearing or hub bore diameter it's hard to say for sure but most likely this is correct.
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  • Threaded Bearing Buddies for 1.988 Inch Hub Bore
    Bearing Buddies # BB1980T-SS are going to be the best match for your 1.988 hub bore. Nothing else we have comes close. These are threaded Bearing Buddies, the only option in this size that is threaded. For 2 pair you would just change the quantity to 2 in the quantity box before clicking add to cart.
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  • How to Choose the Correct Replacement Bearing Buddy Bra
    The plastic caps for the Bearing Buddy bearing protectors that you are looking for are the Bearing Buddy Bras. We carry three different bras, # BB17B, # BB19B and # BB23B that fit different ranges of Bearing Buddy sizes. You should choose the Bearing Buddy bra that will fit your model bearing buddy. The model numbers that these bras fit are listed on the product page. If you do not know the model of your Bearing Buddy, then you can measure the bore hole diameter on your hub with a precise...
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  • How to Measure to Confirm Size of Bearing Buddy Grease Cap Bearing Protector
    You'll want to check both the hub bore diameter and confirm if it is threaded or non-threaded as you select a Bearing Buddy grease cap bearing protector for your hubs. The best way to measure the hub's inside bore is with a digital caliper like # PTW80157. This will give you the precise bore dimension to ensure a proper fit. And if your hubs are the threaded type you'll want to use a threaded Bearing Buddy like # BB1980T-SS which fits a hub bore of 1.980-inches. I also linked an article...
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  • Do You Still Need to Pack Hub Bearings If Bearing Buddies are Used
    You will want to pack the bearings with grease as you are reinstalling the trailer hubs. Check out the video I attached to see how this is done. The bearing buddies are a great way to make sure the assemblies are topped off with grease, but you still want to pack them initially. You may also be interested in the bearing packer part # L70025. Review video attached as well.
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  • Recommended Threaded Bearing Buddy for Hub Bore 1.980 Inches
    For your threaded bearing buddy, I recommend the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 1980T-SS - Threaded - Stainless Steel (Pair) # BB1980T-SS. This fits an internally threaded hub bore 1.980 inches.
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  • How to Measure Bearing Buddy to Pick Out Bra
    What you can do is measure the outside diameter of the Bearing Buddy with a digital or dial caliper and then you can pick out a bra for it based on that. So if yours measures right at 2 inches in diameter for example you would want the part # BB19B. If it's 1.7 inches you would want the # BB17B or 2.3 inches part # BB23B.
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  • Replacement Threaded Grease Cap for 1.98" Hub Bore
    The only sort of grease cap we offer for a threaded 1.98" hub bore is the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors part # BB1980T-SS which contains fine threads. This is the only option we'd have save for new hubs as most standard grease caps just aren't threaded.
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  • Threaded Grease Cap Needed with 1.98 inch Diameter
    If you are talking about a grease cap that is compatible with a 1.98 inch hub bore then we an option for you. The only threaded caps that we have are the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors # BB1980T-SS which are stainless steel and come in a pair. I have attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Availability of Threaded Bearing Buddy Grease Cap
    You'll need to measure the outer diameter of the threaded part of your oil cap and then look in the attached link for Bearing Buddy options to see if anything is available. Please note that the only Bearing Buddy available with a threaded fit is the part # BB1980T-SS which fits a 1.980 hub bore. Since this is likely smaller than what you have you may need to replace your hubs to use the Bearing Buddys.
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  • Difference Between Bearing Buddy 1980 Models
    The model 1980 Bearing Buddy simply means that they fit a 1.980 inch hub bore. There is one difference of note between Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors # BB1980A (Chrome Plated) or # BB1980A-SS (Stainless Steel) and the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors # BB1980T-SS which is that the latter - with the "T" in the part number - means that it is threaded and fits internally threaded hubs.
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  • How to Monitor Grease in Hub With Bearing Buddies
    These are good questions so I will answer them in the order you asked. 1) When using Bearing Buddies the inspection will be done depending on which model you use. For Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 1980A w/ Auto Check # BB1980A there is a blue indicator ring which will gives you a visual indicator of the amount of grease in your hub; this ring needs to be flush with the top of the cylinder. If it is under the cylinder you simply need to add grease until the piston is 1/8" outward....
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  • Difficulty of Converting Oil Bath Hubs to Grease
    What you're wanting to do is a pretty simple proposition, simply remove the bearings and and clean and inspect them. Repack or replace if necessary. You can use a bearing packer like # PTW1218 and # L11390 grease to repack the bearings. The Bearing Buddy you need will need will depend on the outer bearing used and whether or not the hub bore is threaded. The outer bearing typically found on a 3500 axle (which is extremely likely given your trailer capacity and wheel bolt pattern) is typically...
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  • Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors for Hub Bore of 1.998-Inch
    All sizes of our Bearing Buddy bearing protectors are shown on the linked page. The Bearing Buddy size to match the hub bore dimension is the 1.98-inch type, such as # BB1980A-SS in stainless steel or # BB1980A in chrome finish. These are non-threaded. For a threaded Bearing Buddy in this size use # BB1980T-SS.
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  • How to Pick out Bearing Buddies
    In order to pick out the correct bearing buddy you will need know the pilot hole of your hub. To do this, remove the wheel and tire and remove the grease cap from the center of the hub. Usually it is a metal cap that is just lightly hammered into place. Use a screwdriver to pry off the cap. Clean the grease off and measure the opening. I have included a video demonstrating the Bearing Buddy. The Bearing Buddies # BB2441 that you referenced are for hubs with a 2.441 inch hub bore. I...
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  • Replacement Hub and Easy Lubrication Kit for 2,000 lb Axle
    Unfortunately there are no oil bath hubs available for your specific application. The only ones that are made fit larger hubs. If you would like a solution that is easier than standard grease application (packing your bearings) then I recommend going with some Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors. These are perfect for solutions where EZ Lube spindles aren't in place as they provide a grease zerk fitting as well as a way to see when you have pumped enough grease into your hub space (see...
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  • How to Convert Oil Bath Trailer Hubs to Grease Hubs
    Actually all you really have to do is remove the oil from the hub and then pack the hubs with grease and then get the correct bearing buddy to match the threaded hub bore. You will need to measure the inner diameter of where the old grease cap installed on your hub to pick out the correct bearing buddy. If that measurement is 1.98 then you would wan the # BB1980T-SS, if it's 2.080 inches and has 12 threads per inch then you'd need part # BB2080T-SS, if it's 2.44 inches you'd want the...
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  • Threaded Bearing Buddy for Mastercraft Prostar 190 Trailer
    The Bearing Buddy # BB2562 or # BB2562SS fits a 2.562 inch hub bore. There is not a threaded version of that size available. For threaded Bearing Buddies we have the following options: # BB2441T-SS which fits 2.441 inch hub bore # BB2080T-SS which fits 2.080 inch. # BB1980T-SS which fits 1.980 inch hub bore
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  • Which Bearing Kit and Seals Do I Need for Escort Trailer with Inner Bearing L68149 and Outer L44649
    BK2-100 is the right bearing kit since your inner bearing is L68149 and your outer is L44649. The seal that is included in the kit is the right size for that bearing configuration. We offer 3 Bearing Buddy kits in the 1.980 size. Drive-in chrome, part # BB1980A, drive-in stainless, part # BB1980A-SS and thread-in stainless, part # BB1980T-SS. I have added links to them below.
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  • Bearing Buddy Recommendation for Threaded Hub Bore
    Bearing Buddy does have options for thread hubs like what are seen on oil bath setups. We only have three options though: # BB1980T-SS for a 1.980 inch diameter # BB2441T-SS for a 2.441 inch diameter # BB2080T-SS for a 2.080 inch diameter
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  • Recommended Bearing Protectors for Boat Trailer Hubs with a 1.98 ID
    If you have a hub that requires the protector to be threaded in I recommend the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors # BB1980T-SS, but if you just need protectors that you tap into the hub with a block of wood and hammer, then I recommend the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors # BB1980A-SS. Both of these will fit a hub with an Inner Diameter of 1.98 and are constructed of stainless steel which will help prevent corrosion. They have a grease zerk fitting to make it easy to add grease and a cover...
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  • How to Pick Out Threaded Bearing Buddy for Replacing Oil Bath Cap
    I wasn't able to find any reference to your oil cap or dimensions so what you'll need to do is measure the diameter of your cap so that we can determine if there's a threaded Bearing Buddy that would work. For example, we have the part # BB2080T-SS for if your hub bore is 2.08 inch in diameter, part # BB1980T-SS for 1.98 inch, or part # BB2441T-SS for a bore of 2.441 inch.
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  • Is There a Bearing Buddy that is Threaded Comparable to a 2240?
    I contacted Bearing Buddy to see what threaded cap they recommend for your application to convert from oil bath to grease. They said that the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors, # BB2441SS, is most likely the application for your trailer based on the 2240 question. This Bearing Buddy threaded grease cap has 12 threads per inch, as does # BB2080T-SS, but there are other threads like the # BB1980T-SS which has 24 threads per inch.
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  • Which Bearing Buddies Fit Trailer Hub # 34822545BX
    You will need Bearing Buddies that fit a 1.98 diameter hub bore. We have several models. For stainless steel use # BB1980A-SS. For chrome plated use # BB1980A. And, if the hub is threaded, use # BB1980T-SS. I also recommend special seals for use with Bearing Buddies, # BB60001, to prevent having a blow out with a regular seal.
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  • Bearing Buddies for a Diamond B Trailer with 1.98 Inch Hub Bore
    For a 1.98 hub bore you have several options for bearing protectors. From Bearing Buddy you can use # BB1980A-SS for stainless steel, # BB1980A for chrome-plated, or # BB1980T-SS for stainless if you need a model that threads in. And from Kodiak you could use # KREB1980AC.
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  • Is it Advisable to Replace Both Boat Trailer Hubs on Venture Single-Axle Boat Trailer
    Primarily for safety reasons, we always recommend replacing both sides of trailer axle components, whether brake assemblies, bearings, races, hubs or all of the above. This will ensure even performance. It will also provide a similar future working lifespan for both sides of the axle, which will avoid the potential need to have to soon repeat the dis-assembly/repair process. Venture offers both single- and tandem-axle boat trailers. Based on your description I presume you have a single-axle...
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  • Dust Cover For Trailer Hub Bearings on 2004 Shorelander Boat Trailer
    The Bearing Buddy Replacement Covers, # BB19B, are made to fit the Bearing Buddy bearing protectors. If the bearing protectors that you have say 1.980, then that would be the size you would need. The only dust covers I sell separate are for the Bearing Buddy brand. For your size I do have the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 1980A w/ Auto Check - Chrome Plated (Pair), # BB1980A, the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 1980A-SS w/ Auto Check - Stainless Steel (Pair), # BB1980A-SS,...
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  • Recommended Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors for Dexter P-16 Axle
    I spoke with my contact at Dexter regarding the axle on your trailer. He stated that this is a 2,200 pound axle that uses the # L44649 inner and outer bearing. With this in mind, the correct size Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors will be the part # BB1980A for Chrome Plated or # BB1980A-SS for Stainless Steel. If you have a threaded grease cap in your hub, you will want the threaded model # BB1980T-SS. These Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors are designed to fit 1.980 inch hub bores and...
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