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Old 31 August 2009, 07:59   #1
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Alko Waterproof Bearings

I have these fitted to my Bramber trailer and was wondering are they really waterproof or no better than your average qualiity hub?

I was going to fit new hubs but if these are any good will just regrease and fit bearing savers.

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Old 31 August 2009, 17:59   #2
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They tend to be ok on unbraked trailers, but braked versions don't last too long, maybe a season or 2.
The bearings are 'sealed' in the sense that they are not serviceable, although some people have pulled them apart and greased them.
Bearing Savers are not suitable as the hub cap is a dust cover, the inside being dry and sealed from the bearing.
Hope that makes sense.
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They tend to be ok on unbraked trailers, but braked versions don't last too long, maybe a season or 2.
The bearings are 'sealed' in the sense that they are not serviceable, although some people have pulled them apart and greased them.
Bearing Savers are not suitable as the hub cap is a dust cover, the inside being dry and sealed from the bearing.
Hope that makes sense.
Loud and clear.

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I have these fitted to my Bramber trailer and was wondering are they really waterproof or no better than your average qualiity hub?

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If you mean the sealed-for-life type bearing, then, "yes", they are bloody brilliant...for the purpose for which they were intended.......on a Caravan
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I don't know why someone doesn't bring an old fashioned style bearing back with proper grease nipples for boat trailers.
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I don't know why someone doesn't bring an old fashioned style bearing back with proper grease nipples for boat trailers.
They have it's called a holden
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They have it's called a holden
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Heres me thinking you'd posted a useful link.
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I don't know why someone doesn't bring an old fashioned style bearing back with proper grease nipples for boat trailers.
i was in sbs trailers the other day and they had maybe 20 hubs on the shelf all were press fit bearings not a taper roller to be seen
i guess the manufacturer would rather you had to buy a complete hub assembly than change a couple of roller taper bearings yourself, i wont be buying a new trailer for that reason
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You don't have to buy SBS though. Other manufacturers use taper roller bearings.
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You don't have to buy SBS though. Other manufacturers use taper roller bearings.
Yep.

My Rapide has taper rollers.
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