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JCR-1

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Posted: 01/22/20 05:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used the cheapies with good success..just make sure they are double lipped and spring loaded.

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

Take the National part number and look it up on Amazon and Rock Auto. You will be surprised at the price.



What he said.

I get a lot of parts from Rock Auto. They often will ship and drop them at my door cheaper then what I can get them at the local parts store. I've even had the parts store guys tell me that the part is no longer available only to go home and look it up at Rock Auto and it's still available there.

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I always get double lip seals,Amazon.

Believe it or not,everytime I pull a bearing to re-pack using EZ lube they need no maintenance. Jack the frame and spin the wheels when greasing.....I'm done pulling them.

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I'm willing to bet that you are paying for the convenience of going to your local store and buying them. Its quite rare that people know ahead of time the size of their grease seal, rather they pry it out and take it to their local store and ask for a replacement.

Its like buying milk at 7-11 at 2 in the morning for $8, as opposed to waiting until the supermarket opens at 7 and buying it for $3.

I had every intention of finding my axle info ahead of time and ordering seals... but I forgot and one Saturday the weather was nice and I had time. Luckily my bearings were in superb condition, my grease was clean and red and I didn't have to take off the back seal to pack them... cause I didn't buy new seals on line and would have had to run to Napa and pay 4x the cost to buy off the shelf.


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I don't understand the "Decide good day to pack bearings, run to store"
I have a single axle trailer. I always have at least bearings and seal for one wheel in camper. When I pack my bearings, if that is all the spares I have, I order more.

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JRscooby wrote:

I don't understand the "Decide good day to pack bearings, run to store"
I have a single axle trailer. I always have at least bearings and seal for one wheel in camper. When I pack my bearings, if that is all the spares I have, I order more.

Cool. Some people aren't like you.

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What's funny is (1) they don't need as much attention as you think

(2) it's very simple, my wife did the bearings the last time while I was at work.

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opnspaces wrote:

Agreed on the quality for a trailer that is going to dunk the warm bearings under water.

If your trailer has the bearing buddy caps then the more expensive seals are hopefully double lip seals which are required. The cheaper seal might be only a single lip seal which will leak with the bearing buddy system.


I even use the Bearing Buddy caps even on my Utility trailer. I have towed my last trailer across a couple of shallow creeks, and thru many places of standing water.
I use Bearing Buddies on all trailers.

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kellem wrote:

What's funny is (1) they don't need as much attention as you think

(2) it's very simple, my wife did the bearings the last time while I was at work.
Wow! This is awesome! I'll be sharing this post with my wife! Maybe she can start doing the bearings.

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plasticmaster wrote:

kellem wrote:

What's funny is (1) they don't need as much attention as you think

(2) it's very simple, my wife did the bearings the last time while I was at work.
Wow! This is awesome! I'll be sharing this post with my wife! Maybe she can start doing the bearings.


Lol, I wasn't completely truthful.
She finished them up but I had trailer jacked up and wheels pulled before it got dark.
She must have took a lot of breaks, she used half a box of latex gloves.

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