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Old 15 April 2013, 06:22   #1
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Spare trailer hubs and bearings

I want to take some spare hubs / bearings with me when I go to collect my boat as I'm going to be towing for 350 + miles in one hit. How do I identify the correct type I need, and can anyone on here either supply or recommend a supplier?

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If join RAC etc, they will get your boat home, My mate had spare bearings and they fitted them at the road side.
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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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I recon these would be what you need, but to be sure do you know what make the trailer is?

Pair of Trailer Hubs - 4/4" PCD (complete with bearings) | eBay
A picture of the trailer

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pvgyr8mmvr...%20trailer.jpg

Can the hubs be identified from that or do I need to get the seller to pop a wheel off and check the hubs for a name, type, etc.
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I think it will be the ones I have sent link to but can not be sure, if it has a grease nipple & the PCD is 4 then you should be OK, try sending a PM to trailer Guy to see what he thinks

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A picture of the trailer

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pvgyr8mmvr...%20trailer.jpg

Can the hubs be identified from that or do I need to get the seller to pop a wheel off and check the hubs for a name, type, etc.
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Old 15 April 2013, 10:51   #7
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you think so? I know some which they, the RAC, would not, the trailer only being covered if the car broke down. Thats why we're with green flag/caravan club "mayday" -exceptionally good with trailers. Various threads on here about getting the right breakdown company, they are not all the same by any means.
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I am with the RAC & caravan club cover, they say they will cover the boat trailer if that brakes down.
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Old 15 April 2013, 12:10   #9
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the RAC assured one of the kids inlaws the trailer was covered- when the wheel bearing went halfway to Poole they refused to cover it-said trailer was only covered if car broke down. If you have some specific caravan club cover then maybe thats different but as far as I know C.C. was always with Green Flag. We had good service from them when my mates boat trailer that I was towing sheared its wheel studs in the middle of nowhere one night. Also used them to change an offside caravan wheel on the M6-I wasnt doing that as one of the guys from our dive club was killed on the M5 doing just that with a boat trailer wheel when a lorry took him out, killed instantly!
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I'm with the AA and their website claims they cover trailer breakdowns. We may find out
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trailer Guy will be along soon I'm sure.........oh he is here !!
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