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Old 04 June 2004, 06:55   #1
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Trailor Wheel - Bit dodgy please help ! :)



After taking my rib to the workshop to have a few bits done, I noticed the drivers side wheel moves back and foward, the other side doesnt, is this unsafe? I dont know a lot about trailor wheels im afraid, I had this wheel replaced 2 months ago - any advice would be great - thanks in advance
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Old 04 June 2004, 07:06   #2
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you could adjust the wheel bearing to take the slack out,remove the cover in centre of wheel,remove split pin if fitted,tighten nut up until wheel starts to resist then back off slightly,refit split pin,regrease and fit cover back on.if that fails fit new bearing.
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Did you just replace the wheel? Or the wheel bearings! If the wheel bearings are old then I'd check them whilst you've got the trailer jacked. Just undo the castle nut and thrust washer and pull the wheel off the hub. Using copious amounts of rags clean the old grease away and inspect the outer bearing ring for pits and corrosion. You'll soon discover if new bearings are needed. Replace or reassemble using only waterproof/resistant grease obtained from any trailer shop.



Hope this help a little,



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Old 04 June 2004, 17:47   #4
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I think from th pic (difficult to tell) that these are the same hubs that I have on a box trailer, to suit 10" mini wheels. If so they have a grease nipple fitted, and you should be able to get a complete new hub with bearings cheaper than just bearings alone! Check it out.
However if they are new, they will need adjusting after the bearings bed in, mine did the same after 5 miles with a load and have been fine since. Folow the advice above.
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Looks from your arrows that it is indeed the wheel bearings, if they are shot, then I would always suggest Hayling trailers in our area, and they are quite easy to fit.

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Old 06 June 2004, 16:27   #6
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cheers for all your input its a new wheel so ill take it to hayling trailers as they'll know what there doing - not worth the risk of chancing it - ill do this when I get her back in 3 weeks (at ocean ribs at the moment, having lovely new console fitted, and rear transom overhauled) - pics to follow
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