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Old 09-28-2015, 02:47 AM   #11
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Not sure what axles you have but if you have AL-KO there is a company that still sells Al-KO and the bearings...
AL-KO did not make their own bearings either. Filterman and Ford Idaho have alluded to this. The bearings installed in AL-KO axles, like others, are widely available at NAPA or numerous other part sources. You need only to read off the number on the bearing races.
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:56 AM   #12
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I get a call from the service provider that I need to replace both axles because there are no bearing replacements according to the axle manufacturer.
I don't believe that for a senior's moment - the service provider is pulling the wool down.

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Old 09-28-2015, 04:57 AM   #13
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AL-KO did not make their own bearings either. Filterman and Ford Idaho have alluded to this. The bearings installed in AL-KO axles, like others, are widely available at NAPA or numerous other part sources. You need only to read off the number on the bearing races.
This is true Kandl, But I always find it easier to just give the axle # to the manufacture and buy the parts there. I think I paid 46.00 for 4 sets with shipping. But that is just me. His trailer is only 5 years old and from his description it sounded like AL-KO to me. As far as I know FR only uses Dexter or al-ko which dexter did by out but Al-Ko still has a separate division. Napa would be my second choice.
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:35 AM   #14
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This is true Kandl, But I always find it easier to just give the axle # to the manufacture and buy the parts there.
Roger that. Don't have that luxury in these parts unless we want to wait weeks and weeks on end for parts. Known for a long time that utility trailers and towable RV's employ standardized bearings. What surprised me a couple of years back, when replacing an outer bearing on one of our AL-KO U40 (4000 lb) axles, is that the bearings are identical to the U35 (3500 lb) axle bearings. WTH? How can bearings spec'd for a 3500 lb axle be acceptable for a 4000 lb axle? If this seems reminiscent to a common weight related refrain, then you know the answer.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:04 AM   #16
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Parts manufacturing is a small community. It is common for one manufacturer to make parts for several brands. there is someone out there that will have a replacement. I have better luck at small mom and pop auto parts stores than big box stores because the people that run them have more knowledgeable staff. Big box stores hire people that have never worked on a vehicle much less know what you are talking about searching for a non car related part.
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:20 PM   #17
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There are places that only deal in bearings of all types. You can find them on the internet. You can give them numbers from the bearings you have or give them accurate measurements and they can find what you need. Did that one time for a bearing the parts store couldn't locate. (Real parts store with books!)
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I got a bearing with just the proper measurements, was a machinist by trade. I didn't go to a parts store. Bearing supply.
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:14 PM   #20
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Lippert problems

Found bearings took them to Camping World last week, today get a call that hubs are bad too, From: Dan Collins [mailto:dcollins@lci1.com]
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Sir,

We are not able to get any parts for the SBS axles any longer like the ones you have on your unit. If you are needing to replace any parts such as the hub or bearings then you will need to purchase new hubs and possibly new axle beams. You will be able to use the existing brakes and springs from your current axles. Please contact our parts department if you should have any further questions. Thanks,

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