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Old 01 July 2009, 10:49   #1
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Bearing buddies

Anyone tried these?

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http://trailertek.co.uk/acatalog/Bearing_buddies.html
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Old 01 July 2009, 11:02   #2
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Anyone tried these?

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http://trailertek.co.uk/acatalog/Bearing_buddies.html
Yep, had them for over 2 years now. Excellent. Not had to change a bearing since I got the trailer.
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Old 01 July 2009, 11:26   #3
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Had mine a year ad OK so far. I paid a bit more for my ones, so I'm a bit peeved these are so cheap
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Well worth the money in my opinion, and from my experiance.

Think of it that they are only 3/4s of the cost of a new set of bearings.

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Old 02 July 2009, 04:03   #5
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all our recent trailers have had them and the 2001 boat and trailer is still on its original bearings despite having been all round the country to different venues and now sitting for long periods of idleness as the other boats do its job. I think that the main solution however is good waterproof grease. Some are not and form an emulsion with seawater within which the bearings happily rust away. We used to use castrol heavy and never changed another bearing after starting with it-but no longer available. Now as for *!*!*! brakes that is an entirely different matter although we did manage to get some brake cables with a grease nipple halfway along last time and they have been bril.
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Another thunbs up here. So easy to re grease too
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search ebay for 'Trailer Bearing Saver'

£14.50 inc p+p.
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Bearing savers

I've got them on mine too. The bearings look like new each time I check and really easy to keep on top of.

Money really well spent
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Only ordered them yesterday and arrived this morning.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TRAILER-BEARIN...3%3A1|294%3A50
They're genuine Indespension ones too.
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How far do they stick out from the face of the hub?
I was thinking of these too but recollect I would not get my Bulldog wheelclamp on with them installed..........

Or is this completely wrong?

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How far do they stick out from the face of the hub?
I was thinking of these too but recollect I would not get my Bulldog wheelclamp on with them installed..........

Or is this completely wrong?

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you're right-you probably won't.

The only Sold Secure clamp that'll fit properly on mine is this SAS one:-

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How far do they stick out from the face of the hub?
I was thinking of these too but recollect I would not get my Bulldog wheelclamp on with them installed..........

Or is this completely wrong?

Cheers,

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I can just get my BullDog one on. However I did buy the next size up just in case.

I guess it would depend on wheel offset as much as the distance the Bearing Buddy sticks out.
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I,ve used this type for about 3 years with no probs.

The brass valve pressure is set to open at below the pressure of the back seal.
Bought mine from the Co that makes them, can't find any info on them, maybe Trailer Tec do all his marketing?

These are far superior to the ones sold Indespension, IMHO.
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you're right-you probably won't.

The only Sold Secure clamp that'll fit properly on mine is this SAS one:-

Nos, is that a caravan?
ah, Library picture I see....
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ah, Library picture I see....
Yep. It is the clamp I use though.
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Yep. It is the clamp I use though.
Looks like a decent bit if kit, and it looks like it negates the need for locking wheel bolts aswell?
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Looks like a decent bit if kit, and it looks like it negates the need for locking wheel bolts aswell?
As decent as any wheelclamp is-but yes, it doesn't need locking wheelnuts.
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Only ordered them yesterday and arrived this morning.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TRAILER-BEARIN...3%3A1|294%3A50
They're genuine Indespension ones too.
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Just got mine delivered - I'd been thinking about getting them for a while but at that price - no debate.
And they are genuine Indespension, delivered in 36hrs

Just got to fit them now
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