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Old 05-13-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Which bearing style do I have? Need to service

Good afternoon all,

Need to pack the bearings. It will be my first time.

The trailer is:
2004 Forest River Wildcat 29BHS

How do I know what type I have so I can refer to the right thread? I've found several threads on this forum, but they have different bearing styles.

The tandem axle trailer has a chrome hub cap that doesn't come off, however there is a black hard plastic plug on the end. I pried one off, and there is a standard looking bearing dust cap (metal) inside. There looks to be almost no clearance to get water pump pliers on the metal dust cap.

I have hoping to have the kind that has a zerk fitting and the old grease comes out around the fitting.

Not sure what else to tell you about them to help identify.

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Old 05-13-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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Here they are !

I don't have a way to resize, so I set my camera on the smallest pic option.

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Remove the wheel to remove the cap. Wayne
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
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Went back out and I figured that's how the chrome cap comes off.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:05 PM   #6
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If I remove the wheel, any idea if this is the style with the zerks or is it the type that is hand-packed?

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It sounds like you have regular hand-packed bearings, and unless you know what you are doing, I would take it to a shop to get done.
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With a standard steel cap on the hub, you most likely do not have a zerk. The ones with zerks do not normally have steel caps but are under a rubber plug.
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It sounds like you have regular hand-packed bearings, and unless you know what you are doing, I would take it to a shop to get done.
Given what's at stake here, I believe this is very good advice!

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