2001 17 1500 Bigfoot Wheel bearings - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-06-2020, 10:26 PM   #1
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2001 17 1500 Bigfoot Wheel bearings

Not an axle question but Id like to know the size of the wheel bearings.
I wrote to https://service.standens.com earlier today on the advice of Grant Bilodeau.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:53 PM   #2
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Not an axle question but Id like to know the size of the wheel bearings.
I wrote to https://service.standens.com earlier today on the advice of Grant Bilodeau.
Not exactly an answer to your question but The bearings (inner and outer and the seal have part numbers on them that are universal and cross reference capable. So you can always pull them ( disassemble) and clean them and read the numbers. You will probably beat up the seal getting it out and have to replace it
but they are only a couple bucks. I have best luck buying parts at a truck and trailer supply dealer as opposed to an auto parts store or an RV dealer. For grease
I like Lucas red and tacky. New cotter key always.
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Iowa Dave, thank you for the response. Funny you mention Lucas Red grease. Ive been using that here in Juneau because of the weather conditions.
Id like to get the bearing when Im in the Lower 48 as there is a bearing shop near the storage area where we are going to pick up the trailer for our trip back home.
Thank you for your suggestion.
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:57 PM   #4
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Yes, go to a Bearings and Drives type of industrial supply place and get quality bearings, Timken or Toyo are probably the two best. Last Timkens I bought for a trailer were USA made, both races and bearings.

Best you can do at an auto parts place is Mexican made bearings from NAPA. Everything else is China made and those are pure junk, but all too commonly used.

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Old 05-22-2020, 03:53 PM   #5
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I’m a new owner of a 2002 Bg Foot 17. How often should I change or pack the bearings?
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Old 07-19-2020, 01:09 AM   #6
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Hi there, congrats on your unit, hope you have an abundance of awesome adventures and memories.

As to your question, you should inspect them annually and repack/service every 5000 miles/km. You can touch the wheel hubs when you stop for gas/coffee when traveling, they will be warm but should not be hot.

They are easy to understand and do, Youtube has a ton of excellent instructional videos or perhaps you have a friend who is mechanically inclined who might share their knowledge for something cold and frosty or BBQed.

Understanding how your wheels work and their limits and strengths makes you a better and safer RV person.

Hope this helps.

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