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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Replacement Bearing Kit for Dexter 3,500lb Axle
  • I was able to look up your previous order and find that your Dexter Axle came with the Inner bearing # L68149 and outer bearing # L44649. A great replacement kit for these bearing numbers is the # BK2-100, it will include the inner and outer bearing and matching race as well as the grease seal cotter pin and tang washer. Since you ordered an EZ lube axle you will need to use the tang washer. I have linked the above mentioned products to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenienc...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Grease Boat Trailer Wheel Bearings on Trailer that Has Rubber Flange on Grease Cap
  • It is a good idea to inspect and lubricate your trailer bearings at least once per year at the start of the season. If your trailer has a grease cap like # DC200L-DCRP but does not have EZ-Lube spindles with a zerk grease fitting to allow use of a grease gun it may be that these caps were added in place of standard grease caps. In this case you will need to remove and re-pack your bearings with fresh marine grease like # L11404 as outlined in the linked video and article. If you wish...
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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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  • Bearings and Brake Assembly Recommendation for Dexter P12 Axle
  • There are two different bearing kits that could work for you. If you need a seal with a 2-1/8 inch inner diameter you would need the part # BK3-210. If you need a 2-1/4 inch seal you would need the part # BK3-200. For a brake assembly kit for both sides of the axle you would want the part # AKEBRK-6 which is a 12 inch electric brake kit.
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  • Replacement Trailer Hub Grease Seal for L44643 Inner and Outer Bearings
  • The seal you need is going to be more associated with the inner bearing and race. The outer bearing will help identify other parts but only if I have both bearing numbers. If both bearings are the same then the seal is # 34823 or for a pair use # RG06-010. You will need to pull the hub and get the inner bearing number as well to be sure. These seals measure 1.249 inner diameter and 1.983 outer diameter.
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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 Bearings for Four Winns Single-Axle Boat Trailer
  • Trailer makers don't often maintain records of the small parts like bearings that are used in their trailers (even when you can tell them its VIN) so the way to know for certain what replacement parts you need is to pull one of the hubs, remove its bearings and check them for part numbers. The linked photo shows the typical appearance and location of bearing, race and seal part numbers. It also indicates the points on the spindle that where you will need to take precise measurements...
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  • Replacement Trailer Bearings for 1996 Shoreland'r Boat Trailer
  • I gave Shoreland'r a call and according to the information listed for your VIN, your trailer is equipped with a 1-1/16" spindle. For this you can use Replacement Trailer Hub Bearing, # L44649. Although Shoreland'r was able to provide this information, the best, most accurate, way to determine the correct replacement bearings for your trailer is to remove the hub and find the part numbers that will be stamped on the inner and outer bearings. I have attached an article that goes over,...
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