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Old 15 April 2013, 13:34   #11
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I recon these would be what you need, but to be sure do you know what make the trailer is?

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There are only so many trailer bearing sizes and types and when it comes to the 4 stud hubs it is even less. The bearing kits are usually around $18 US from a parts store, but we can buy the entire hub off of Ebay for $29.

In the future if you want to carry a spare hub, make a mount for a spindle where the spare tire is mounted now. Mount the hub to the spindle, then the spare tire to the hub. Bungee it so it doesn't spin and off you go. Do make sure to carry the necessary tools, but you will always have a greased up hub ready to go. I did it to one of my trailers, and need to do it to my current one.
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Old 15 April 2013, 14:28   #12
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The AA seem specific in that they do cover a trailer. The RAC maybe only if you have cover via The Camping and Caravan Club (the Caravan Club is green flag). Pays to check each year what the current positions are, they change as time goes on...for the better at the moment it seems. Nowt worse than having your pride and joy stuck on a knackered trailer at the mercy of the local low life
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Old 15 April 2013, 14:35   #13
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I'm sure we've discussed this before and last time I checked the AA would only recover the trailer if the car was at fault, instead of the trailer being the cause. Maybe its changed now though.

Either way they all keep you waiting at the roadside

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Old 15 April 2013, 14:37   #14
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AA definitely cover trailers. A boat & trailer I was bringing back from Liverpool lost all the wheel nuts near Manchester. They turned up with a lorry winched the outfit onto the back & brought it all the way home !! I have the relay option. The only question they asked was 'what is the total length of the boat/trailer'? possibly with a huge outfit you might have to wait while they sourced a big enough rig. Wouldn't take a minute to pop the wheel caps off & have a quick look before you set off & check again for heat after a few miles.
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Old 15 April 2013, 15:01   #15
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I was towing my jetski trailer from Caernarfon to queensferry in march when one of the stub axles snapped. I called the rac of which I have been a member for over twenty years and was told I wasn't covered for trailer as car was able to disconnect from trailer and continue journey. I haven't cancelled my policy yet but I certainly won't be renewing next year
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Old 15 April 2013, 15:04   #16
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I took a hub to Indespension and got the bearings that way
Check them before you set off is the best bet
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How do I check them? Do I just pump them full of grease or do I need to dismantle them?
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Hi Chris

The only Aqua Trailers I've heard of are in Oz, so I can't think they'll be of any help

I agree with the above - reckon they're a standard 1" taper roller hub on 4" PCD.

If you don't want to remove the hub and check the bearing numbers (L44643 cone and L44610 cup) then if you measure the PCD and it's 4" then reckon they'll be the ones.

more than welcome to text me a close up pic if you wish and I'll have a look for you (I say that to all the pretty ones.. )

To check - grab the wheel at two o'clock and ten o'clock (like a steering wheel) and give it a twist towards and away from you. There should be no discernable play. To grease them you'll need to take it apart and pack with grease.

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How do I check them? Do I just pump them full of grease or do I need to dismantle them?
I'd go with the a good bet that the pair Nick linked to are the right ones , take them with you, pump the current ones full and start listening...you'll soon hear if there is an issue. Stop after a few miles and give them a tug about to see if there is any movement. (in fact I'd try this before you start off!)....

Take some grease and a grease gun and cross your fingers !!

Trailer Guy will be along soon I'm sure.........oh he is here !!
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Old 15 April 2013, 16:31   #20
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Trailer Guy will be along soon I'm sure.........oh he is here !!
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