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Old 30 January 2015, 16:09   #1
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SBS sealed bearings

Just changed the ones on my SBS 1800kg they've been in for just over 2 years so phoned up sbs for replacments,they didnt know what bearing I had fitted you'd think they would be able to tell you straight away what bearings they fitting to there trailers.So I had to remove the drum and press out the bearing measure it then phone them back up 56 + vat and postage per bearing a bit expensive I thought so I did a Google search with the measurements/part numbers that was on the bearing and found its a front bearing from a ford maverick or a Mazda tribute 26 inc vat so ordered 3 total 80 posted from Henderson bearings big saving
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Old 30 January 2015, 16:18   #2
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You'll probably find that your cheap bearings aren't waterproof & will fail quickly( been there done that). What condition are the old ones in? Did they need changing?
Iirc I paid about 25 quid each for proper AlKo waterproof ones from SBS

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You'll probably find that your cheap bearings aren't waterproof & will fail quickly( been there done that). What condition are the old ones in? Did they need changing?
Iirc I paid about 25 quid each for proper AlKo waterproof ones from SBS

.....sh1t happens.......

True saying Dave especially in the boating world buy cheap pay twice
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You'll probably find that your cheap bearings aren't waterproof & will fail quickly( been there done that). What condition are the old ones in? Did they need changing?
Iirc I paid about 25 quid each for proper AlKo waterproof ones from SBS

.....sh1t happens.......

The bearings come with separate seals, so I'd imagine without that even the Alko ones will not be waterproof :-)

We stick with genuine, i can see why people don't though
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Just changed the ones on my SBS 1800kg they've been in for just over 2 years so phoned up sbs for replacments,they didnt know what bearing I had fitted you'd think they would be able to tell you straight away what bearings they fitting to there trailers.So I had to remove the drum and press out the bearing measure it then phone them back up 56 + vat and postage per bearing a bit expensive I thought so I did a Google search with the measurements/part numbers that was on the bearing and found its a front bearing from a ford maverick or a Mazda tribute 26 inc vat so ordered 3 total 80 posted from Henderson bearings big saving


The same thing happened to me

Apparantly they can use different axels on trailers with different bearings ect, why I don't know, cost I presume at the time maybe

So you have to go through the procedure of finding the bearing and reading the punched in number if it is readable, then there is the down time delay in getting the job done.

Next time I will replace the complete hub with the bearings fitted

You live and learn but now at least I have all the numbers
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The bearings come with separate seals, so I'd imagine without that even the Alko ones will not be waterproof :-)

We stick with genuine, i can see why people don't though

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.


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If they are the genuine skf ,(as fitted by Alko ), a good saving. If not, and pattern ones with rubber 'seals', then as Dave says ,,,, be prepared for early failure
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Ah ,,,, rubber dust shields. Been there with previous avonride bearing replacements. Be prepared to change them annually - depending on how far to travel and how often you dunk them in the briny. See my post on Bog Monsters 'how much bearing play is too much ' thread

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The bearing I removed seemed fine maybe a little play but coming up on 2 1/2 years thought it was time to change.The bearing I got PFI Bearings Florida USA part number pw42780045cs with metal seal not plastic I don't mind paying top money for specific trailer bearings made for salt water environment but SKF ones are automotive bearings I just hate being ripped off by trailer companies.
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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
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