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#11688767 - 06/25/16 07:02 PM Trailer threw a bearing, need advise
goodolick Offline
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Registered: 06/29/15
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I have a dual axle trailer, it completely smoked the bearing on the way home from Ray Bob today. The bearing is way beyond repacking from what I can tell. My boat is still under warranty, but, the boat dealer is about 20 miles away as the crow flies. I have read that you can limp it along with 3 wheels in a pinch, so long as you winch up the axle where you have removed the wheel.
I have two routes I can take to get it to the boat dealer, the shortest and most direct route (about 25 miles) would require me to drive on 35e for 70% of the trip. The other route would be about 35 miles, but, would not require me to get on the interstate and I could maintain a much slower speed, however, I would have to execute many more turns.

What would be better? Limp it down the interstate at 45mph, or take the back roads at 20/30?


Thanks

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#11688771 - 06/25/16 07:03 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: goodolick]
goodolick Offline
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Btw, it is the aft drivers side wheel that I would be removing if it makes a difference.

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#11688780 - 06/25/16 07:13 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: goodolick]
bronco71 Offline
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If it was me I would go on the interstate with flashers on, stopping and turning is worse than cruising. If you use a reciever hitch I would use a lower ball mount if possible to put more weight on the front axle.

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#11688809 - 06/25/16 07:33 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: bronco71]
goodolick Offline
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Originally Posted By: bronco71
If it was me I would go on the interstate with flashers on, stopping and turning is worse than cruising. If you use a reciever hitch I would use a lower ball mount if possible to put more weight on the front axle.


Know where I can get a lower ball mount receiver?

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#11688815 - 06/25/16 07:45 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: goodolick]
trlrman Offline
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Torsion or sprung axle ? If it's sprung tie it up if torsion you may be able to slow roll with minimum damage. Auto parts or tsc will be your best bet for lower drop reciever insert this late in the day and maybe a wallmart.
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#11688817 - 06/25/16 07:46 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: goodolick]
bronco71 Offline
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most auto part stores, Tractor Supply, Northern Tool even most Walmarts

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#11688823 - 06/25/16 07:50 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: goodolick]
trlrman Offline
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Never been on 35e from there so that's all I got .
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#11688867 - 06/25/16 08:25 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: trlrman]
goodolick Offline
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Originally Posted By: trlrman
Torsion or sprung axle ? If it's sprung tie it up if torsion you may be able to slow roll with minimum damage. Auto parts or tsc will be your best bet for lower drop reciever insert this late in the day and maybe a wallmart.




Not sure what you are talking about, dont know much about axles / bearings. I can just tell you it was smoking like a sum b*tch and is obviously damaged. I have not taken the wheel off yet. If someone can tell me if I can take it up there as is, that would be great, but, I am not thinking so. See pic.


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#11688882 - 06/25/16 08:39 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: goodolick]
bronco71 Offline
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Definately take it off

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#11688904 - 06/25/16 08:54 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: goodolick]
WeighMasterTx Offline
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Registered: 06/02/05
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Loc: Hitchcock,Tx
Replace the entire hub an option here? $55 maybe.
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#11688912 - 06/25/16 08:57 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: WeighMasterTx]
bronco71 Offline
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Originally Posted By: v-bottom WeighMaster
Replace the entire hub an option here? $55 maybe.


I believe it is under warranty...just needs to get it to dealer....

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#11688915 - 06/25/16 09:01 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: goodolick]
goodolick Offline
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Think I might already have a lower receiver, like this?

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#11688917 - 06/25/16 09:02 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: bronco71]
goodolick Offline
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I am under warranty, but, if this is something that would be safer to do in my driveway, I would no be opposed to just spending $55 to not break my boat to save a dime.

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#11688941 - 06/25/16 09:17 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: goodolick]
bronco71 Offline
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That is probaly as low as you can go without dragging....


It depends if the axle is damaged or not, there is a possibiluity it will need a new axle. You can take the hub off and see if the axle is damaged and then decide which action to take.

If the axle is ok I would make the dealer supply a hub under warranty for you to install.

I would also check or have them check the other 3 hubs for problems since they are the same age....


Edited by bronco71 (06/25/16 09:22 PM)

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#11689038 - 06/25/16 10:01 PM Re: Trailer threw a bearing, need advise [Re: bronco71]
goodolick Offline
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Thanks for all of the advice bronco. The forward axle/hubs are brand new. I am bit concerned that they may to screw me on the warranty because I had to have the forward axle replaced. This is my first boat, I accidentally clipped the stantion at the pay station at Arrowhead park the first week I had the boat and bent the front axle. I am 100% certain this failure was not part of the cause, but, can see them trying.

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