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  • Replacement Grease Seals for Dexter Part # 010-036-00 on a 7,000lb Trailer Axle
  • The Tru Ryde grease seals you mentioned, part # RG06-70 are indeed a replacement for the 10-036-00 Dexter seals. They would work great for your application.
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  • Raising Height of 5th Wheel Suspension to Provide Proper Clearance Between Bed Sides and Trailer
  • There are a few things you can try to get the proper 6 inch clearance between the top of the bed sides and the bottom of the fifth wheel trailer loft. One or more of these suggestions might be required to achieve the proper clearance. If your truck is lifted or has larger than stock wheels/tires, returning the truck to stock ride height will solve the problem in most cases. Adjusting the fifth wheel hitch so that it is at its highest level and moving the pin box so that it is at its...
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  • How to Measure a Trailer Hub for the Correct Size Grease Cap for a 1993 Coleman Pop-up Camper
  • You would need to measure the inside diameter of the hub opening to determine which cap size is needed. You would want to choose a cap whose outside diameter matches the inside diameter of the hub. Some of the most common sizes are 1.980 inch, 1.986 inch, 2.441 inch and 2.717 inch. As you can see the sizes can differ by very small amounts. To measure accurately to two or three decimal places, I'd recommend using a digital caliper like part # PTW80157 so that you can be confident you...
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  • Upgrading Trailer Bushings Greasable Bolts and Equalizer Suspension Parts on a Alpenlite 5th Wheel
  • Installing brass bushings of the proper inner and outer diameter and length is possible. In my experience brass bushings do not last any longer than nylon bushings and they are much harder to find in the correct size. At this time we do not carry brass or bronze bushings properly sized for double eye leaf springs. Upgrading to wet shackle bolts would be a good idea and would increase the life of the suspension components, no matter the construction. You will need to match the length...
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  • How To Remove and Install Grease Caps and Bearing Protectors on Trailer Hubs
  • Grease caps just pop out and in. The best way to get them out is to pry them with a flat head screw driver or tap them from side to side with a hammer. To install new ones, you simply gently hammer them in. Normally I use a short piece of 2x4, to help tap the grease cap or bearing protector into the end of the hub. I have added links to a couple of videos that demonstrate removing the grease caps.
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  • Comparing Chinese Bearings with Bearings Made in the USA
  • A bearing, no matter where it is made, has to meet certain standards for use in the United States. With that said there are some cases where despite having to meet these standards, the US made product is better. When it comes to bearings though I have seen USA made bearings fail as much as Chinese bearings. And I have seen each perform well. The key is to keep the bearings properly lubricated, packed with grease. If someone neglects basic maintenance then they will have trouble, no...
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  • Trailer Grease Caps with Zerk Grease Fitting
  • Grease Cap set # RG04-040 are regular grease caps that have a rubber plug on the end to access a grease zerk fitting on the spindle (end of the axle). They install the same as regular grease caps. It sounds like you are looking for bearing protectors such as # BB1980A which are for regular spindles. I have linked a video review for you.
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  • Method for removing and Installing Tang-Style Spindles Washers
  • A replacement tang-style spindle washer like part # 5-101 is intended to be installed behind the castle nut and have its prongs bent down so that they prevent the castle nut from rotating on an E-Z Lube type spindle. The castle nut holds the washer in place, of course, and the washer's prongs fold down into the gaps in the nut to prevent it from loosening on the spindle. The removal and re-installation processes are shown for you in the linked video.
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  • What is the Correct Axle Grease Seal for the Dexter 12 X 2 Brake Hub and Drum
  • It sounds like you have selected the correct grease seal, # GS-2250DL, for your spindle and Dexter hub. The 3.376 outer diameter matches your hub and because the rubber inner part of the seal has to create a tight seal, to keep grease in and road grime out, the slightly smaller diameter is most likely correct. I am sure that if you measured the seal bearing surface, see photo, on your spindle you would get the proper measurement of 2.25 inches. If you are using bearing protectors or...
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  • Fender Clearance Problem on a 3,500 Lbs Tandem Axle Trailer with Double Eye Springs
  • It sounds like you definitely need to make a change in the trailer suspension. Longer hangers may help but, if the springs are worn out, changing the hangers would not fix the real issue. Installing longer shackle straps would make the issue worse. Shorter shackle straps would not allow the suspension to work properly either. Check the shackle straps for wear, these are commonly the most worn parts on a trailer suspension, followed closely by the springs. If the holes in the shackle...
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  • How to Pick Out Replacement Grease Seal for a Dexter 7000 lb Axle
  • You are going to need to measure your current spindle to determine whether or not you need a 2-1/8 inch seal like # RG06-090 or if you need a 2-1/4 inch seal like # RG06-070. You will need to take the measurement of the spindle where the grease seal rides. See attached picture.
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  • Availability of Bearing Kit with Grease Seal Included For Trailer with L44649 Bearing
  • A trailer hub assembly will use an inner bearing and race, an outer bearing and race, a grease seal, a cotter pin, and either a dust cap or a bearing protector. I am including a picture that will show where the part numbers are located and the areas that you will need to measure if your parts do not have part numbers etched on them. There is only one grease seal on the spindle and it is located on the rear of the hub assembly (see picture). Looking up the grease seal number CR12427...
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  • What Might Cause a Grease Cap to Keep Coming Off of the Hub Assembly On a Boat Trailer
  • I would recommend to remove and reinstall the complete trailer hub assembly to make sure all of the parts are installed properly. I am including a link to a video of how to remove and reinstall a trailer hub on a boat trailer. This video will show you how to take off the hub assembly and how to properly put it back on and tighten the spindle nut. The spindle nut on the end of the spindle should be held on with a cotter pin or tang washer. If the cotter pin or tang washer is missing that...
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  • What Would Cause Grease to Appear All Over Trailer Wheels on 3 Trailers
  • It sounds like the seals have failed and the grease from the bearings has come out during travel. Also it is possible that if you have an EZ lube axle with a grease zerk at the end to add grease but use a single lip seal, the pressure can blow out the single lip seal. If you have mixed incompatible greases they can break down and could some how evacuate the hub. You will want to inspect the seals on the trailers to see if they are the issue. I can tell you what replacement seals...
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  • How to Determine which Dexter Axle is on a Trailer
  • It sounds like the 6K might be referring to 6,000 pounds although I cannot be 100 percent sure on that. I could tell you for sure if you could tell me the inner and outer bearing numbers stamped in to the bearings. A 7K axle will use inner bearing 25580 or 28580 and outer bearing 14125A, 15123, or 25580. A 6K axle will use inner bearing 25580 or 501349 and outer bearing 14125A, 15123, 506849, or LM67048. A 5200 pound axle will use inner bearing 25580 and outer bearing 14125A, 15213,...
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  • Replacement Grease Seal And Bearing Kit For Lippert 5200-Lb Axle On RV Trailer
  • The grease seals that will work with your Lippert axle is part # RG06-070. this comes with a quantity of 2 double-lipped seals in the package. If you have everything apart you may want to replace the bearings and races as well. You would need part # BK3-300. This includes the inner and outer bearing, a grease seal, and the inner and outer races as well as a cotter pin. This kit is what you need for one wheel so if you are rebuilding all four then you can change the quantity when ordering.
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  • Difference Between Trailer Grease Seal Part Numbers RG06-070 and GS-2250DL
  • The difference between the two part numbers you mentioned is the quantity of seals that comes with the part number. Part # RG06-070 is for a pair of seals whereas the part # GS-2250DL is for an individual seal.
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  • Can Mor/Ryde LRE Suspension Hangers Be Replaced by Dexter EZ-Flex
  • To replace your current Mor Ryde LRE system and go with an EZ-Flex system is possible, but you will need to replace the center hangers as well as the equalizers to do this. To pick out the correct equalizer will require you to measure the distance between the bolt holes from left to right on your current setup so that you can get the correct EZ Flex. If the distance is between 7-1/4 and 8-1/4 inches the part # K71-653-00 would be the correct equalizer. If the distance is between...
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  • How Tight Does the Castle Nut on a Trailer Spindle Need To Be
  • According to our installers you will tighten the trailer spindle nut until it stops by itself. In other words do not torque it down as hard as you can. It just has to be tight. A little play is to be expected. You do not want to torque it down too tight, because that makes the bearings too tight and then that generates heat and your bearings come apart. You might want to try tightening it a few times to get a feel for where it seems like the spindle nut naturally stops. Once it is...
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  • Replacement Trailer Hub Seal for TCM 12194TC
  • I did some research and found that the 12194TC seal you said you have measures 1.250 inside diameter, and 1.979 outside diameter. The seal I recommend is part # 34823. The dimensions listed for this seal are 1.249 inside diameter and 1.983 outside diameter.
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  • Grease Seals Needed to Replace Dexter Grease Seal # 010-036-00 on a Trailer
  • The Dexter grease seal, number 010-036-00, has an inner diameter of 2.25 inches and an outer diameter of 3.376 inches, which makes it compatible with the 10-36 Double Lip Grease Seal, # RG06-070, and the # GS-2250DL Grease Seal. If your trailer has an Easy Lube axle with a grease zerk in the end of the spindle, or you use bearing protectors with a grease zerk in them you would want to use the 10-36 Double Lip Grease Seal, # RG06-070. I have added a video and an article on bearing...
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  • What Size Grease Cap Hole Does Grease Cap Plug for E-Z Lube Grease Caps, # RG04-010 Fit
  • The Grease Cap Plug for E-Z Lube Grease Caps, # RG04-010, is designed to fit Dexter E-Z Lube grease caps on the Dexter E-Z Lube axles like # RG04-040, and will otherwise fit a 1-1/4 inch opening on a grease cap. The Rubber Lube Plug - Fits 1.18 Inch Lubed Dust Cap - Qty 1, # DC-RP, fits a 1.18 inch dust cap hole and may be closer to what you need. To get the most accurate measurement of the hole in your grease cap, I recommend using dial calipers. With the most accurate measurement...
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  • Zerk Fittings Keep Falling Out on Boat Trailer With EZ-Lube Spindles
  • Because the zerk fitting is a press fit, if they are falling out I would recommend simply leaving them out and replacing your existing grease caps with bearing protectors like Bearing Buddies. The Bearing Buddies you need will depend on your hub bore, or the outer bearing number. Once the fittings start falling out, there is not much that can be done to keep them in place. The holes where the zerk fitting was and the holes in the spindle that the grease passed through will not cause any...
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  • Looking for Grease Seal to Replace Al-Ko # 568862 Seal on a 5200 Lb Al-Ko Axle
  • It took a bit of cross-referencing, but I found that the 10-10 grease seal, part # RG06-090 is the correct replacement for the Al-Ko 568862 seals. You can confirm this by checking the ID of the hub bore where the seal would sit. The ID should be about 3.376 inches. The 10-10 seal has an ID of 2.125 and an OD of 3.376 inches.
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  • How to Determine the Correct Parts for a Bearing Kit for a 5,200 lb Dexter Trailer Axle
  • For your 2006 Colorado fifth-wheel trailer with 5,200 lb EZ Lube axles, there are a couple of possibilities. The best way to determine the correct parts is to disassemble a hub on one side of the trailer and get the bearing part numbers off of the bearings that are on the spindle. I put together a drawing showing where part numbers are and/or how to measure to determine the correct parts for trailer hub and drum assemblies, see link. If your hubs have a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt circle, you...
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  • Video Showing How to Install a Grease Seal on a Trailer Hub
  • I think the best way to explain how to install a grease seal like # 10-9 is to take a look at the video I have linked. Go to about the 6 minute, 10 second mark. At this point in the video, our installer begins to install the seal in the back of the hub.
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  • How to Determine if a Trailer Axle is Out of Alignment or Suspension is Worn
  • It is unlikely that worn bushing would cause poor tracking or sway unless something else was also worn. Look for any egg-shaped holes in the hangers, spring, equalizers and any other suspension component. This would be an indication of excessive wear and replacing the worn parts would likely help. If you were to measure from a single point on the trailer coupler to the center of the the axle on one side, then do the same thing on the other side, the measurements should be nearly identical....
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  • What is Correct Replacement Grease Seal for Bearing # L44649
  • Thank you for providing the part number from your existing grease seal, part 16074-224. Based on my research I found that part # 10-9 is an equivalent replacement part. I have also linked a helpful article and video concerning bearings and seals.
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  • Do Trailer Axle Spring Seats Weld to Axles
  • You need to weld the spring seats like the part # TRSS238 that you referenced to the axle tubes.
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  • Replacement Seal for a Lippert 12088 Seal
  • The Lippert Seal part number 122088 that you referenced has the same dimensions of 2.25 inner and 3.376 outer diameter as the Grease Seals # 10-36 that you referenced so they should work well for you. Seal width should not matter, the only important dimensions are inner and outer diameter.
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