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Old 04-18-2016, 05:19 PM   #29
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BUT and a BIG BUT here.... JUSt because you guys put new bearings and/or just repack doesnt mean you wont have trouble...right? Carol your '11 Frontier is a classic example.

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You hit the issue on the head Darral & yes the trucks wheel bearing failure is a fine example. Bearings fail!! if you do not take the bearings out and inspect them how do you know if there is an issue or not? Thus avoiding it when you lest want it to happen.

My current truck btw is not the first vehicle I have owned that has a wheel bearing failure either. Perhaps if it was just as fast and easy and economically viable to check a vehicles wheel bearing each year it would be worth doing as well if it meant avoiding being stranded out in no where land. :lout

I BTW have never been stranded in no mans land with the trailer as I know others have been, due to a trailer wheel bearing failure - I suspect strongly it is due to the fact I do inspect and repack every year regardless of whether it was a 10,000 mile year or a 1500 mile year.

Like all things in life we develop opinions that may differ from others based on our own real life experiences.

The one thing I know for sure is the longer I live life the more new to me experiences I have to learn from.
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I had a trailer bearing seize up on a gravel road , 60 miles from nowhere in Northern Canada on Queen Victoria day . We camped on the side of the road for two days waiting for some one to open up so we could get it repaired . Unlike the US , Canada actually has Holidays , in the US it is just an excuse to have another worthless sale. Now days with all the poor guality Chinese bearings ,replacing your bearings is a real crap shoot.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:03 PM   #31
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I have a friend who had pretty well the same thing happen in the Washington Cascades. Managed to limp the trailer into the only garage in town - but closed due to it being a Sunday. On Monday they found out the garage did not have the bearing so had to hang around another day while it was sent from Seattle.

I have since started carrying in the trailer a spare bearing and seal.... just in case....
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:18 PM   #32
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I have a friend who had pretty well the same thing happen in the Washington Cascades. Managed to limp the trailer into the only garage in town - but closed due to it being a Sunday. On Monday they found out the garage did not have the bearing so had to hang around another day while it was sent from Seattle.

I have since started carrying in the trailer a spare bearing and seal.... just in case....
This is a good idea. Probably carrying spare set or two would be a good investment in the weight.
Store them greased in two baggies inside of another.
The seals can be in the outer bag I guess.
I used to fly a good bit into and (hopefully out of) some unimproved fields and the tail wheel mounting bolt had a tendency to break from time to time.
I always carried a spare nut, bolt and washer along with a pair of wrenches.
A very good spare were the two $100 bills sewn into the pilot's seat cushion.
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I have a friend who had pretty well the same thing happen in the Washington Cascades. Managed to limp the trailer into the only garage in town - but closed due to it being a Sunday. On Monday they found out the garage did not have the bearing so had to hang around another day while it was sent from Seattle.

I have since started carrying in the trailer a spare bearing and seal.... just in case....
We had a set of spare bearings but the inner bearing race was froze on the shaft . They cut it off with grinder . We had the parts and knowledge but lacked the proper tools. Fixing anything on the side of the road seldom goes well at least in my experience.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:08 PM   #34
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We had a set of spare bearings but the inner bearing race was froze on the shaft . They cut it off with grinder . We had the parts and knowledge but lacked the proper tools. Fixing anything on the side of the road seldom goes well at least in my experience.
Ouch. Your right I personally would probable not even try and do a bearing change out on the side of the road unless there really was no other option. I mainly carry the spare set in case the shop I wind up at to have it fixed does not have the correct size bearing and seal in stock.
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I guess the only alternative here is just to carry a spare drum/hub!

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I guess the only alternative here is just to carry a spare drum/hub!

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Or just sell the trailer on the side of the road & buy a new one
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Or just sell the trailer on the side of the road & buy a new one
I like the way you think Carol!
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I like the way you think Carol!
Lifes just way to short Frank to waste time and as they old saying goes you can't take it with you!
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Instead of a spare set of bearings, hub, axle, frame!.... let's just pull an extra trailer!! Which ever one locks up first gets left!!
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Instead of a spare set of bearings, hub, axle, frame!.... let's just pull an extra trailer!! Which ever one locks up first gets left!!
Good idea.... oh wait I think that is what I am currently doing!
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