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Old 11-19-2016, 06:14 AM   #91
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Does anyone carry a set of pre-greased wheel bearings? The Casita guru of maintenance, Larry Gamble of Little House Customs, recommends carrying a set, which I do.
It's kinda understandable why Larry would suggest that to Casita owners. Casita uses a marginal weight axle under a very heavy trailer (for it's size) 17' trailer. Then there's comfort zone. If carrying bearings that cost less than $20 with you takes away some anxiety... that's cheap.
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Old 11-19-2016, 01:25 PM   #92
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It's kinda understandable why Larry would suggest that to Casita owners. Casita uses a marginal weight axle under a very heavy trailer (for it's size) 17' trailer. Then there's comfort zone. If carrying bearings that cost less than $20 with you takes away some anxiety... that's cheap.

I carry a pre-greased inner and outer bearing and grease seal for 1 hub as well as my torque wrench and a few other simple hand tools. Its a precaution and cheap insurance. A lesson I learned after I purchased a new 16' Terry Resort single axle trailer in the early 90's, then on the first trip and half way across the North Cascades an outer bearing failed due to a manufacturing flaw. I guess if you have experienced an unexpected event you are more likely to be proactive from then on. Also as an integrity specialist in my working life I have seen many such unexpected events during failure analysis.
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