It's really not an issue if you can source the bearing and seals before you need them.dieselandmud said:Thanks Martyn!
I was afraid of that. The trailer is new but i just wanted to be prepared. I was going to remove the dust caps to check the grease, but I got to thinking if I messed up the dust cap removing it, where would I get another. I guess I will start researching new axles.
We ended up having extra bearings and seals shipped from South Africa as none of the standard US trailer bearings or seals fitted. European and South African spindles are completely different sizes from those used in the US.ntsqd said:I've run into more than a couple vehicles from metric countries that have Imperial sized bearings in them. I think that standardized inch pattern bearings have been continued to be used long after many countries went Metric.
Thank you so much. You saved me hours of work. Do you know if the hub caps pop off or unscrew? I tried to unscrew them without success. I didn 't want to risk breaking one because I was getting ready to leave on a trip.