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  • How to Gain Ground Clearance for a Travel Trailer that Hits the Driveway When Entering or Leaving
  • There are a couple different ways to raise the ride height of your trailer, but before we choose the best option for you, we will want to take a look at a few things. First, it sounds like you are not towing with your trailer level so you do not hit your ball mount on the driveway. A trailer that is not level can create many problems such as ground clearance and trailer sway. If you have any sway control issues with your trailer, then I would recommend moving your leaf springs above...
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  • Correct Torque Rating for a Trailer Wheel Spindle Nut
  • The nut on the spindle should be tightened until snug, with no side-to-side play in the hub and then backed off slightly, about maybe a 1/8 of a turn. If the spindle uses a castle nut and cotter pin or tang nut, tighten the nut finger tight until it stops, then back it off so the cotter pin or washer tang fits into the next indentation of the castle nut. If you click on the video link I provided, and forward to the 1:40 mark, you can see one of our techs demonstrating how to correctly...
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  • How To Determine What Size Brake Assembly is on a Tandem Axle Car Hauler
  • To determine if you have 10 inch brakes or 12 inch brakes you can measure the diameter of the mounted brake shoes on the trailer or measure the inside diameter of the brake drum. I am including pictures of where to measure on the brake assembly and the brake drum. You will also want to measure the width of the brake shoe lining to get the correct width brake assembly. Brake assemblies are listed by 12 x 2 or 10 x 2-1/4, which is the diameter of the brakes (10, 12) and the width of the...
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  • Is a Spindle Washer Needed Between the Spindle Nut and Outer Bearing on Dexter 5 on 4-1/2 Hubs
  • Yes, there should be a washer of some type between the spindle nut and the bearing on your trailer. The washer protects the back side of the bearing from the edges and points on the back side of the spindle nut. There are several types of spindle washers available depending on the spindle configuration on your trailer. The Washer For 1 inch Spindle, # SW1000, is typically used on spindles that have a castle nut, like # 165686, and a cotter pin, # 165649. A D washer, # 5-23, would...
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  • Is Seal # 442251 The Same as # 171255
  • The National Part # 442251 is a single lip seal. The part # RG06-050, 10-19, seals are double lip seals of the same dimensions and will work as replacements for the # 442251 single lip seals. The double lip seals are usually used for applications where the trailer is backed into water and helps keep water out of the trailer hub. For the single lip style seal two of part # 58846 is what you will need.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Which Bearing Kit With Grease Seal Will Fit My Dexter 3500 Pound EZ Lube Axles
  • You have the correct parts selected for your Dexter EZ Lube axles. The Bearing Kit for #84 Spindle, L44649/L68149 Bearings, 10-19 Double Lip Seal, item # BK2-100, contains the Inner bearing and race, outer bearing and race, grease seal and cotter pin.
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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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  • Replacement Grease Seals For TRP GS-1719DL
  • From the numbers you provided it sounds like you need replacement grease seals. In my research, the grease seals I found with the GS-1719DL number have a 1.72 inside diameter and 2.565 outside diameter. The replacement double lip grease seals you need are part # RG06-050. There are 2 seals in the package. When replacing any components for your hub, you will want to make sure you either get the numbers for the parts or take precise measurements with a digital caliper. I have attached...
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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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  • 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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  • What Size Grease Seal And Dust Cap is Needed on a 3,500 Lbs. Axle With L44649 Outer Bearing
  • The size seal you will need will depend on the part number of your inner bearing. If the outer bearing part number is L44649 and the inner bearing part number is also L44649, then you will use a TruRyde Seals, # RG06-020. If the outer bearing part number is L44649 and the inner bearing part number is L68149, then it will be TruRyde Seals, # RG06-050. The size grease cap you will need is 1.986 inches. For the standard spindle you would use the TruRyde Grease Caps, # RG04-020....
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  • Difference in Bearing Race # L68111 and Bearing Race # L68110
  • Race # L68111 has an outer diameter of 2.361 inches. Race # L68110 has an outer diameter of 2.327 inches. Based on these measurements, the two races are not interchangeable. They are designed for different size hubs, but can use the same # L68149 bearing. There may not be a pre-packaged kit with the L68110 race, but you can still get all the parts you need separately. I have included a link to our bearing and race main page for you to view.
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  • The Difference of Single Lip And Double Lip Grease Seals
  • The difference between the single lip and double lip seals is that the double lip grease seal will have two rubber lips that are in contact with the spindle. The double lip grease seals are usually used in marine applications to give a better seal and protect the bearings from the water, which can cause damage to them. The best way to determine what grease seals are needed for your spindle is to get the part numbers from the inner and outer bearings from that spindle. If you have the...
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  • Replacement Wheel Bearings for an EZ Loader Boat Trailer
  • Based on the VIN your EZ Loader trailer was built at the Custom plant in Arkansas. The inner bearing for that trailer is an L68149 and the outer is L44649. Bearing kit # BK2-100 has the correct bearings and races but you would need a different seal, # 168233, available separately.
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  • Replacement Trailer Hub Grease Seal for TCM 17255TB Seal
  • Grease seal set # RG06-050 is what you will need. These are double lip seals, just like what you have (the spring indicates that) and the dimensions are all the same including the 1/2 inch width.
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  • How to Raise a Trailer for More Ground Clearance
  • There are a couple of things that you can do to get more ground clearance for your new trailer. First, if the leaf spring stack is attached under the axle then you could use an over/under conversion kit. If the trailer has a 2-3/8 inch diameter round axle use # K71-384-00. If it has a 3 inch diameter round axle use # K71-385-00. This will move the leaf spring stack to the top of the axle and raise the trailer approximately the same amount as the axle diameter. These kits will only...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Angle Of Shackles On Trailer Appear Wrong When Installing Leaf Springs
  • Ff the springs you are installing are 25-1/4 inches, you would need to place the hangers between 24-3/4 and 25 inches apart. The shackle should be angled as the drawing shows in the attached helpful article, which should be toward the rear of the trailer. Make sure the trailer is not under load when you are installing the hangers and it never hurts to double check the measurements of the springs and the hanger locations as well.
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  • How to Determine The Correct Bearings for My Trailer with 1-1/16 inch Spindle
  • The easiest way to determine the correct bearings for your trailer is to use the industry standard numbers stamped into the lip of the bearings. This would require removal of the hub. Your measurement, 1-1/16 inches, comes to 1.0625 inches and the inside diameter of the, item # L44649, bearing is 1.063 inches which would be a close match. This bearing is usually mated with the same bearing on the inner race or with, item # L68149, bearing for an inner bearing. You will need to know what...
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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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  • Easiest Way to Install Grease Caps on Trailer Hubs
  • The grease cap should driven in so that it is fully seated. We offer a grease cap driver tool that can be used to drive in the cap without deforming it. The drivers are offered in three sizes: 1.986 inch diameter part # 290-991, 2.440 inch diameter part # 290-992 and 2.72 inch diameter part # 290-993. To view a product demonstration video of the grease cap driver, click on the provided link. You'll also want to make sure you're using the correct grease cap. Use a digital caliper...
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  • How to Torque Suspension and Equalizer Bolts when Changing Shackles on a Horse Trailer
  • When replacing equalizer bolts and shackle bolts you will not use a specific torque rating for tightening the bolts. The first thing you should make sure of is that the bolts you use are long enough so that when installed you will have at least 2 threads protruding from the nut. Next, make sure that the nut you are using is a locking nut, so that it cannot work loose and fall off. Next, if the bolt you are using has knurls at the bolt head you will want to tighten the bolt down...
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  • Bearing Kit Recommendation for Dexter 7k Axle
  • For 7k Dexter axle bearings you have two options depending on the inner diameter of the seal you need. You would need part # BK3-200 for if your seal has an inner diameter of 2.25 inches. Or part # BK3-210 for if your seal inner diameter is 2.125 inches.
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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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  • Replacement Double Lip Grease Seals for Boat Trailer Grease Seal # 171255UC
  • From what I could find, the # 171255UC grease seal has an inner diameter of 1.719 inches and an outer diameter of 2.565 inches. These dimensions match our TruRyde Double Lip Grease Seals, # RG06-050. If possible, I recommend verifying the inner diameter of your hub bore and the diameter of the grease seal journal on your spindle (see photo) to verify that these seals will fit your hub and spindle. I also recommend using a precise measuring tool such as a dial caliper because these measurement...
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