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Old 08-31-2014, 08:56 PM   #21
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I don't have my trailer nearby or the manuals. Any one know what bearing kit is needed for a 2014 Salem Hemisphere 282RK? I have almost 5k miles on it and will replace the bearings this winter.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:17 PM   #22
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E trailer

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I've heard from folks who found NEW trailers with one or more wheels
needing grease. Apparently some manufacturers rely on the axle
maker to grease the hubs originally. IF the axle folks miss one or don't
put enough grease in one hub- it's on you or your dealer to take care of
it.

I found one of mine had less grease than the others when new but still
OK I think.
I replace/repack/ inspect brakes every 3 or 4 years. MY 08 trailer has
something over 10,000 miles and the brakes still looked fine a couple
weeks ago when I went thru the whole deal including new tires.
I have no issues with the bearing kits from e-trailer.com

Happy Trails!


They're a good outfit.
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:08 PM   #23
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Apparently some manufacturers rely on the axle
maker to grease the hubs originally.

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My observation has been that from the factory the EZ Lube bearings are packed similar to what you would do by hand but the hubs are empty. The first time you pump through the Zerk you have to fill the whole hub before grease starts making its way through the outer bearing. It takes a lot of grease the first time. Then when you do decide to pull the drums and inspect the hubs you have to clean out all that grease - what a mess! For that reason I 'll be hand packing in the future with good ole Lucas Red.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:35 PM   #24
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Did my breaks today. Checked the bearings and seals. Found two of the wheels were soaked with grease. Breaks and all. There is only 200 miles on my new 320RS. Replaced the seals and repacked the bearings by hand. The hubs were full of a very light grease that worked out of the seals. I removed this light grease and repacked with a good hytemp grease. I did find that after 200 miles the new breaks did need to be adjusted.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:04 PM   #25
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Why can't we find a tube to fit between the bearings and stop filling up that void and wasting grease and a mess cleaning it.
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:30 PM   #26
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Took the wheels & brake drums off my 2014 Sabre after 2000 miles and already had a leaking grease seal. Alko axles on a Lippert frame obviously had single lip seals. I paid more for each new double lip seal at NAPA than all 4 cost from Alko. A container of No.2 red grease, a roll of paper towels and some common mechanic tools plus a short piece of 2x4 to drive home the new seal. Check the grease fitting for tightness as one of mine was rolling around inside the dust cap. Rotate the tires slowly as you add grease after packing those bearings by hand. Also take the time to manually adjust the brake shoes and you won't be on the side of the road waiting for a repair vehicle.
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:48 PM   #27
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Ya know, in an emergency on torsion axels you can remove the tire and run it on three wheels. Of course slow speeds and not to far. Been there done that...
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Ya know, in an emergency on torsion axels you can remove the tire and run it on three wheels. Of course slow speeds and not to far. Been there done that...
Didn't know that Thanks for that info, hope I never have to do that......
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:56 AM   #29
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Better be prepared to replace both tires on that single wheel side. I'm sure you have over loaded that ire rating by doing so.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:06 AM   #30
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Good luck to find USA made wheel bearings. I would say they don't exist anymore.....
Better luck is to find Japanese made one....
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