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Old 14 July 2014, 07:44   #21
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Im surprised at the stuff a lot of you are taking.

It seems a lot of people are taking spares to replace the bearings. Rather than set out knowing the bearings are fine. Or recently overhauled.

Is trailer maintenance that overlooked, or bearing failures that sudden we all need to fix them on the roadside ?
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Old 14 July 2014, 08:39   #22
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It depends whether or not you plan to overhaul your trailer every time you use it. Even if you do, it's probably just as well to carry a spare hub on a long journey anyway.

As soon as you put the trailer in the water all bets are off, no matter how well maintained it is. You may get lucky, but if you do have a problem down the line you'll be wishing you carried some spares. A hub is ideal as it makes it very easy, but even if you only carry replacement bearings you at least stand a chance if getting it fixed locally.
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Old 14 July 2014, 08:53   #23
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I will take a wheel off and have a look - then probably agree with you
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Old 14 July 2014, 10:42   #24
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Old 14 July 2014, 11:04   #25
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Bearing puller.

I slung my box of towing kit into the back of Mudbugs ("do we really need to take all this crap?") pickup when we went to collect his new RIB on which the trailer bearings were 'serviced and fine'.....about 10 miles down the road the expected happened.

We had everything (bearing puller, jack, tools, grease, torch, spare bearings) and I confidently told his daughter - don't worry easy fix....Will be on our way in 20 mins.....Bearings didn't fit..Doh! Several hours later and a lucky pointer (from the guy at Halfords) to an engineering company that was just about to close for the night and we got it fixed.

Police car came and parked up behind us with his blue lights on to keep us safe while we did it...nice fellow.
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Impact driver? I assume it's a homeowner type DeWalt (or similar) electric job? Does it work on properly torqued lugs? Mine doesn't. Even after breaking the nuts loose with a breaker bar, the Dewalt driver generally doesn't have the guts to drive the nut over the rust. I find it quicker to just use hand tools.

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Impact driver? I assume it's a homeowner type DeWalt (or similar) electric job? Does it work on properly torqued lugs? Mine doesn't. Even after breaking the nuts loose with a breaker bar, the Dewalt driver generally doesn't have the guts to drive the nut over the rust. I find it quicker to just use hand tools. jky

Don't know me very well lol

I spend lots on tools always done so,,this is my beast. Get what's yer pay for,




http://www.milwaukeepowertools.co.uk...-impact-wrench

If used in anger will snap an m12 u bolt on a trailer with ease,,, I have a jazzy attachment that goes on before the socket that I can set to a torque. Pretty kin accurate to
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Ouch that was a bad day. Scanned it at 4 mtrs on my fish finder, 8 hrs later this is what I got

May 99 that was. Learned a lesson or two since
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