Fixable, right...?

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Squeeker, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Squeeker

    Squeeker Member

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    The famjam and I just returned from 2000km of travelling in our NTU 2000 Viking trailer.

    DH just sent me this photo. How do I fix this?


    All kidding aside, I am REALLY glad this didn’t happen on the road!!!

    I realize that trailer tires are different than car tires... what should I look for in replacements, and any tips/tricks/links for greasing bearings? This is uncharted territory for me, but now I’m seeing that I pr
     
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    Pin would work good to fix it, lol!
    Size of tire, load range of tire and speed rating of tire, then if you want radial or bias tires.
     
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    Run, don't walk or trailer, to your nearest fleet farm! Get some high temp red grease, watch a couple youtube videos, jack that pup-py up and get 'er packed!
     
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    Fleet farm = Canadian tire I think!!
     
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    How old is the tire? I would check if there is a warranty. Looks like a defective tire.
     
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    It came with the pup, so I have no idea.
     
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    That tire/rim combo looks very similar to my tires on my Dutchmen pup. I was able to buy them from Canadian Tire already mounted on rims at a good price. Carlisle tires.....had no problems with them.
     
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    I have the carstile also. So far so good and a few longer trips.
     
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    Bearing buddies? Yay or nay?
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I bet the ride would be quite bumpy :)
     
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    Funniest thing is, my 5yo DS found it. He was riding his scooter in the driveway and ran in to tell DH in an absolute panic! He’s really into tools and machines and vehicles so he notices right away when things aren’t right!
     
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    Time to get him a nice ice cream , or trip to the toy store. That could have ended badly. As was said , check the date codes on the tires. ( and replace all 3).
     
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    Sand it down and you'll be good...
     
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    The DOT code is not stamped on the exposed wall on any of the 3 tires so I’m not sure how old they are - not climbing under the trailer right now! However I’m embarrassed that I didn’t know ANY of this stuff. We could have wrecked on the highway. Feeling luckier and luckier.

    Back to bearing buddies. Do y’all use them?
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    I have Bearing Buddies on two non brake trailers. Each I have owned over 20 years. I hand packed one of them right after I got it and put on BB. The other I don't remember hand packing. I give them a squirt every now and then and roll on. I pull those trailers a lot. Never had an issue.
     
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    Lol , i thought you replied on the other thread on re caulking, this made it even funnier!
     
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    I thought the same for a second!!!
     
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    Tires manufactured in 2004. I feel a little sick.
     
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    I am a "nay" on the Bearing Buddies (everyone will have their own opinion).... (I feel) it's best to clean, inspect and pack the bearings and install new grease seals. This way you know it's done right and you have the proper amount of grease (and proper bearing adjustment). Bearing Buddies can be beneficial but it's very easy to over grease.
     
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