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Old 10 April 2005, 04:29   #41
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Should have warned in my earlier post that reversing the seals works fine in unbraked hubs, greasy brake shoes may be a problem if you have brakes! Not sure about not giving the grease a way out its very easy to pop the seals.

What is the big problem with manufacturers changing the sealing arrangement to make the hubs water tight? They dont have any problems keeping the water out of power heads by using double seals.
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Should have warned in my earlier post that reversing the seals works fine in unbraked hubs, greasy brake shoes may be a problem if you have brakes! Not sure about not giving the grease a way out its very easy to pop the seals.

What is the big problem with manufacturers changing the sealing arrangement to make the hubs water tight? They dont have any problems keeping the water out of power heads by using double seals.
thing is there making a killing in parts arent they.. so why bother as theyd be skint without all the rotten brake and bearings being replaced
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thing is there making a killing in parts arent they.. so why bother as theyd be skint without all the rotten brake and bearings being replaced
There are only a couple manufactures (2 Peak and AlKO I think) so there is not competition to drive down prices Des
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Anybody know anything about the Peak bearings and parts - good or bad?
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Anybody know anything about the Peak bearings and parts - good or bad?
You have got almost no choice so they are either the best or worst you can get.
Trailer stuff in the UK is really old technology and should be cheaper go to the states or Australia and they have far better designed and constructed trailer parts, simple things like galvenised wheels why would you put steel wheels on a trailer that goes in the sea Still as said before they must sell loads of spares Des
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You have got almost no choice so they are either the best or worst you can get.
Trailer stuff in the UK is really old technology and should be cheaper go to the states or Australia and they have far better designed and constructed trailer parts, simple things like galvenised wheels why would you put steel wheels on a trailer that goes in the sea Still as said before they must sell loads of spares Des
It is NOT just in the UK - ALKO are German - vorsprung durch teknik and all that!!!

I think the real problem is that the boat trailer market is so small compared to the caravan market that they just don't bother!!!
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