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Old 05-16-2010, 06:52 PM   #15
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I have EZ lube's on the Scamp's axle, which is different than Bearing Buddies which are made for boat trailers. But, there's a rubber/metal dust cover that completely covers the bear and zurk. Maybe if hub caps won't fit and you end up painting the wheels (ala Frederick), you'd like to have a cover too. Check out this site, something will probably fit: E-Trailer.com Bearing Covers and Products
Thank you Donna, that helps.
Now i just have to measure the cap size.

I am thinking of painting the wheels as mentioned, and adding Chrome Trim rings.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:03 PM   #16
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Thank you Donna, that helps.
Now i just have to measure the cap size.

I am thinking of painting the wheels as mentioned, and adding Chrome Trim rings.

I have chrome trim rings on mine. I'd like to get chrome covers for the bearings and chrome lug bolts would be cool, but I havn't found a source for those yet.


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Old 05-16-2010, 09:14 PM   #17
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Yes, these beauty rings are a start. 50c a piece at a yard sale. Someday maybe I'll add some cromed baby moons.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:27 PM   #18
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13" hubcapmike Smoothies on our 1973 Compact Jr. Have the same on the Bigfoot but 14"

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Old 10-04-2010, 10:07 PM   #19
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Are the Baby Moon caps deep enough to install and cover over and hide Bearing Buddies?

I hate the look of them......

Thanks, Jake
This is my first post here. Hi, y'all! I bought a pair a 7.5" baby moons off of ebay and they would not fit on my 13" wheels with Bearing Buddies. The diameter was perfect but they were not deep enough. Even the old rusted baby moon from my spare wouldn't fit over the Bearing Buddies (and it was a little bit deeper than the new one's I'd bought).

Any suggestions for alternates? Maybe more of a "dog dish" style cap would have sufficient clearance? I'm open to any ideas/suggestions. Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:44 PM   #20
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If they are really Bearing Buddy's and not the other kind that puts the grease in by the inner bearing then just take the Bearing Buddy cap off and put a regular bearing cap on.

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This is my first post here. Hi, y'all! I bought a pair a 7.5" baby moons off of ebay and they would not fit on my 13" wheels with Bearing Buddies. The diameter was perfect but they were not deep enough. Even the old rusted baby moon from my spare wouldn't fit over the Bearing Buddies (and it was a little bit deeper than the new one's I'd bought).

Any suggestions for alternates? Maybe more of a "dog dish" style cap would have sufficient clearance? I'm open to any ideas/suggestions. Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:10 PM   #21
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Not the best picture but I really like the look of my wheels. Floyd showed these to my a couple of years ago so I decided to buy the SS beauty rings off the internet and the caps from my local RV dealer.

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:53 PM   #22
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I took the rubber cap off to check them out, and they sure appear to be "Bearing Buddies"...however, I'm not really sure what that means.

Hubs, bearings, etc. -- not my forte! So here's a couple pics of what I've got (assuming I'm able to attach these pics). They just seem to stick out an awful lot.


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Old 10-06-2010, 01:03 AM   #23
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Since it is not your forte, I would get somebody to change them for regular bearing caps which should be much shorter.

Just remember to get your bearings checked.

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I took the rubber cap off to check them out, and they sure appear to be "Bearing Buddies"...however, I'm not really sure what that means.

Hubs, bearings, etc. -- not my forte! So here's a couple pics of what I've got (assuming I'm able to attach these pics). They just seem to stick out an awful lot.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:22 AM   #24
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With the Bearing Buddies, you could cut a hole in the hub cap. Some wheel covers have medalions in the center which can be removed. If you don't know what type of wheels you have, you should take them to the junk yard / hub cap shop to assure a fit. If you have two differently configured wheels, good luck. Wheel covers may work

I have all aluminum wheels on my vehicles now. In my salad days, I had only the brand's hub caps, silver color painted wheels, and black wall tires on my car. I took a tip from Volkswagen and painted the outer ring a cream color, and the inner ring a dark blue. The car was a light blue color. I thought it looked good. No digital pictures of it. If you have a two tone trailer, paint the outer the light color and the inner the dark color. Sort of gave the impresson of white wall tires.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:21 PM   #25
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I really appreciate the ideas and advice, guys. Thanks!

But I'm thinking the practical benefits of having bearing buddies probably out-weighs the aesthetic benefits of having a smaller bearing cap (and no Buddy). So I'm going to research hub caps that cover the entire rim and not just the center part...hopefully "full" wheel covers will be deeper and fit over the Bearing Buddy.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:01 PM   #26
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Let us know what you come up with I am thinking of adding bearing buddies to my Scamp, but want the hub caps.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:23 AM   #27
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I sanded and painted my wheels with Tremclad and added a set of babymoons....I'm very happy with the way it turned out!

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Old 11-27-2010, 04:43 PM   #28
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this is what i have on my 13ft uhaul . i want some moons but i can't find any that fit right.








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I would like to see a thread of pictures of how folks have dressed up their wheels. I'm tired of the ugly Axle / Bearing Buddy showing and leaking grease ocasionally. If this has already been done, forgive me. I did a lot of searching and couldn't find it.

Happy Spring....thank GOD!

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