Does Dexter Nev-R-Lube Bearing Installation Require Using A Press

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*It is a 42mm bearing #31-73-3 *5200 lb Dexter axle, 2005 Sunnybrook Titan Travel Trailer 31 *Not having any issues with my axles but want to have a spare when on the road, if I did need someone to change it out *Are the nev-r lube bearings fairly reliable? *My question is what else would I need to have along with a 42mm cartridge bearing? Would I need new seals or washers? I heard that the bearing has to be pressed in. Could you tell me it I could replace one at home? I have a good press.

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The 42MM Nev-R-Lube bearing # 31-73-3 is designed to fit Dexter Nev-R-lube axles that have a hub with a 6-lug, 5-1/2 bolt circle.

I called my contact at Dexter and they told me you do not have to press the bearing in place when installing. You can use a dowel to tap it into place so that you do not damage the bearing when installing.

With this bearing, everything is there and you do not have to worry about seals, races or repacking the bearings. This bearing is designed to give you many miles of trouble-free use.

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