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Old 14 May 2015, 03:03   #1
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How do I identify what bearings I need.

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Our Sea Scouts have been busy refurbing our "new to us" RIB. We now need to change the bearings on the trailer (ominous grumbling sounds) and have a chap that can do it - but he can't get to the boat to identify what bearings we need! Is there any way to do this from photos?









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Old 14 May 2015, 03:15   #2
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try trailer man on here for advise, try to find out make & model of trailer. when i did mine i stripped one down and measured up spoke to mersea trailers job done.
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Old 14 May 2015, 04:43   #3
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Have a look and see if there is a makers name on the axle such as Meredith and Eyre etc. You might also be able to identify the hubs from the style of the back plate and narrow down what bearings it uses. One or two of the bearings websites have some guides that help. This kind of thing may help.
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Looks like a std 1" hub to me. Every good chandlery shop will sell complete hub kits for 18 ish inc bearings.
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About 90% certain this'll be what you're looking for:-
Pair of Complete Trailer Wheel Hub Taper Bearing 4"PCD | eBay
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Old 14 May 2015, 14:07   #6
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Looks like an Indespension unit and some of them just use a pair of standard bearings.
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I am with last Tango , if you want ease !.
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There will be a number etched on the bearing. You need to pop the black plastic cap off, remove split pin, undo castle nut remove washer. You now see the front face of bearing. Clean it off and look for a code.

That said ... Replace the hub. I'd buy three. Keep one as a spare for the roadside..
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if you strip the bearings from the hub and clean them of, you will find a makers name and a number on the outer race, and usualy just a number on the inner race. Thats what you require for replacement.
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About 90% certain this'll be what you're looking for:-
Pair of Complete Trailer Wheel Hub Taper Bearing 4"PCD | eBay
Ok - this looks like a simple option - will check the bits tomorrow and go for straight hub replacements at this cost

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