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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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  • Replacement L44549 Bearing for Coleman Pop Up Camper
  • I'm not able to find any information on an L44549 bearing so it's very likely that what you have is actually the # L44649 bearing. We have actually seen this before where the 6 on the number gets worn a bit so that it looks like a 5 when it's taking out of the hub. To be sure you can also measure the inside diameter of your bearing. If you get an inside diameter of 1.063 inches then you know it's the # L44649. Unfortunately the picture you mentioned did not come through but if you...
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  • How to Find Replacement Hubs for PWC Trailer
  • Spindle measurements need to be taken to the thousandth of an inch so you would have to use dial or digital calipers to take the measurements since there are no bearing numbers on the bearings. I have included a picture that shows the measurements needed. We have one seal that has a 1 inch inner diameter, # CE16305A, but it is designed to fit a 3/4 inch spindle, not a 1 inch. Measurements are going to be key here. It is possible that we will not have hubs, bearings, and seals and...
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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 # BB1980A-SS that you referenced are for hubs with a 1.980 inch hub bore.
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  • Bearing Buddies for Trailer with Inner Bearing L68149 and Outer Bearing L44649
  • Are you sure the outer bearing is not L44649? If it is then you can use # BB1980A-SS or # BB1980A. With an inner bearing of L68149 the matching outer bearing is most likely L44649.
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  • How to Pick Out a Bearing Kit for a Trailer Hub
  • You will need to remove your hub, remove the seal and get the bearing numbers and seal numbers from what you have right now and then you will be able to pick out the correct kit. I attached a picture that shows bearings, races, and seals where you can see the numbers stamped on them as well as see the dimensions needed for seal replacement. I also attached a video on bearing, inspection and replacement for you to check out. Once you know what you have check out the link I provided...
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  • How to Install Kodiak Red Eye Trailer Bearing Protectors, # KREB1980AC
  • You would install the Kodiak Red Eye bearing protectors, # KREB1980AC, the same way you would install any drive-in style unit. What many people do is take a block of wood, place it on the outboard side of the protector, and use a mallet to drive it in. The wood will distribute the force of the mallet more evenly so it will drive in straight. If it is not straight it could come out when the wheel is turning.
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  • Which Grease Seal for LM11949 Bearing and LM11910 Race on Utility Trailer with No-Lug Hub
  • We do not have any grease seals that match your dimensions. When part numbers are not visible on the old grease seals taking measurements of the spindles themselves is the next best option. But if you took your measurements on the old grease seal this could be the reason for no match since the seals may become deformed over time. You will obtain more accurate measurements using a precision dial caliper on the spindles themselves. If you can re-check the spindle dimensions using a...
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  • Grease Compatibility for Trailer Wheel Bearings
  • You are correct about greases; some do not work well with others. Out of the greases that we carry the type with the most compatibility is red grease # L11390. It is compatible with the following grease types: Aluminum Complex Calcium Stearate Calcium 12-Hydroxystearate Calcium Complex Calcium Sulfonate Complex Lithium Stearate Lithium 12-Hydroxystearate Polyurea (LUB-LM Type) (This would be the most compatible but we do not carry this type) Ideally you would completely remove...
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  • Drum and Hub for 1979 VIP Boat Trailer
  • With a single axle trailer that has a GVWR of 3000 lbs. it is highly likely that you have a 3500 lbs. axle. In which case a great hub and drum assembly for you is # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K. If you only need the idler hub then you will need # AKIHUB-545-35-EZ-K. Both kits include the bearings, races, and seal you will need as well. It's unlikely both bearings are the same. If your spindle tapers then your inner bearing will be # L68149 which is the bearing that comes with these hubs.
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  • Can Bearing Buddies be used on Axles With Brakes
  • You can use Bearing Buddies such as # BB1980A-SS on your trailer with brakes you just need to make sure you don't overfill them because if grease gets on brake pads the pads will need to be replaced. So as long as you are sure you aren't using too much grease you will be fine; there are those that have a blue indicator ring that allows you to monitor the level of grease which is helpful. So the short answer is yes, you can use Bearing Buddies on trailers that have brakes you just need...
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  • Bearing Buddy that Fits Trailer Hub Bore of 2.080 inches
  • The closest Bearing Buddy solution we have to fitting a trailer hub bore of 2.1 inches is the part # BB2080 which fits a bore of 2.080 inches. You might confirm your bore dimension with a digital caliper like part # PTW80157 to see if this would fit.
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  • Replacement Grease Seal for Rockwell American 2K Spindle
  • For a 2,000 lb axle, the Double Lip Grease Seal - ID 1.249" / OD 1.983" - Qty 1 # 34823 is the most standard size grease seal. You may want to use a digital caliper like # PTW80157 to confirm these dimensions match your hub and spindle. I've attached a video to assist.
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  • Bearing Crossover for a Bearing Marked HR8 720SE
  • I tried to find information on the bearing and race you listed and no information is available pertaining to those markings. You said the axle is 1 inch OD so it sounds like the TruRyde Trailer Bearing, item # L44643, and the Race, forL44643, item # L44610, may be the correct parts for your application. The # L44343 bearing has a 1 inch diameter bore and the # L44610 race has an outer diameter of 1.98 inches. If you measure the ID of your bearing and the OD of your race and they match,...
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  • Why Doesnt the Grease Seal in BK2-100 Fit on My 1995 Shorelandr Boat Trailer?
  • This is a common issue with Shorelandr Boat Trailers. The TruRyde Bearing Kit, # BK2-100 was designed specifically to be used with a # 84 spindle. I was able to verify which seal you need by using the VIN number you provided. (Thank you!) All of the components in this kit will work perfectly for your Shorelandr, except (as you noticed) the grease seal. Boat manufacturers are well known for using oddball or proprietary parts and this is no exception. Shorelandr calls for a seal that has...
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  • Replacing Metal O-Ring That Fell Out of Trailer Hub When Repacking Bearings
  • Sounds like you are referring to a bearing race. Since you mentioned the bearing number # L68149 I believe this might be the bearing you have. The matching race would then be the # L68111. If you can get me the bearing number you have I can pick you out what you need or you can select it on the filters of the page I attached and the correct race will be listed.
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