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Old 31 January 2015, 13:43   #11
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Had an sbs trailer bearing failed and wiped out brake shoes phoned sbs up for parts they were very helpful suggested I bought a new axel with waterproof bearings worked out 30 more for brand new upgrade
If you go as far as changing the axle I would fit one with tapererd bearings and fit bearing savers
I have alko water proof bearings and I am lucky if I get one season out of them
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Old 31 January 2015, 14:01   #12
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I think I would have contacted Trailerguy on here for his advice. Supplied me with bearings & brake shoes at a good price!
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Old 31 January 2015, 15:29   #13
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Just for your info, SKF, NSK and TIMKEN are three of the best bearing manufacturers in the world, if you can get the bearing number off the ones fitted to your trailers then give your local ERIKS branch a call they can always get what you need, plenty of free advise if you ask nicely, now is the time of year when most trailer bearings get changed ready for the new season.
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Peter, maybe we are talking about different bearings. The AlKo waterproof is a complete sealed unit with integral seals, not separate seals. Whenever I've needed ( genuine) spares I've just phoned SBS & told them
Which model & year the trailer is & been supplied with the correct parts. I've never had to measure them up.


.....sh1t happens.......
Better luck than me then - as on my other thread, the new bearings supplied as spares when I bought the trailer with the boat, all new and shipped together, are the wrong ones - good job I wasn't relying on those. Both width and outer diameter are a couple of mm different to the Alko waterproof ones originally fitted in the drums. Moral of the story is check it yourself before you need it! I must track down the right ones to get a spare set on hand.
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Old 03 February 2015, 05:53   #15
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Better luck than me then - as on my other thread, the new bearings supplied as spares when I bought the trailer with the boat, all new and shipped together, are the wrong ones - good job I wasn't relying on those. Both width and outer diameter are a couple of mm different to the Alko waterproof ones originally fitted in the drums. Moral of the story is check it yourself before you need it! I must track down the right ones to get a spare set on hand.
The Alko waterproof hubs fitted by SBS are different to the normal Alko 2361'Caravan' hubs and for some reason the bearings are classed as an 'American' bearings ?
From your post, you now have the original 'W' designated waterproof hubs and the spare pair now fitted are standard hubs - so you will need both types of bearings for replacement. The latter are easy to find with the BAH-0069's a bit more difficult (for me anyway)

As well as searching for the SKF BAH-0069, use this (SKF) FW186 which is the same SKF bearing but packaged/marketed specifically as wheel bearing (Front )

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Probably US is just as easy for you down there !!

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The skf one's that you buy will be identical to the "waterproof" ones. As someone with 100's of thousands of miles on the clock from towing boats...i have yet to see how a bearing will ever be properly waterproof if it goes round and round ! The sealed for life bearing will normally last a couple of years and a simple check is to jack the wheel off the ground and spin it...ANY rumbling or vibration and change it ! any thing other than a tiny bit of play...change it ! This applies to sealed for life bearings only. Roller bearing are crap on boat trailers and generally dont put them in the water ....or change the axle for sealed for life bearings.
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Bogmonster ,PM me and I will let you know the place to get them cheap
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Just knock the old ones out and go to your local specialist bearing factor !, buy new ones like for like, much cheaper than a trailer main dealer/maker.
It really is that easy.
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