Originally Posted by Royce
I was not aware that a race should creep. Could you explain the reason for the creep?
Worn out drums allow the race to move, well really the hub part.
Over tightening of the bearing retainer nut, can in time, cause the race to start moving within the hub.
When that takes place, the hub and drum is finished.
To try and save the drum, is absolutely foolish.
Sometimes, like with the old vintage trailers that used small bearings, drums are no longer available.
If that's the case, then an axle replacement is necessary.
To avoid that issue, or to try to "beat the system" would be the absolute height of foolishness, once a race becomes loose in a hub.
Bearings, drums, races, axles, all can be bought.
Lives "CANNOT" be bought, at any price.
Once a race becomes loose, bite the bullet and correct the problem, properly.
Once a race becomes loose, you cannot, no matter what method you use, make sure that the race is "exactly centered."
That being the case, vibrations can quickly take place, causing further failures, faster than you think.
Safety procedures and practices, gives a person great comfort and a great distance from that human grave yard.
Lack of safety or ignoring it, shortens that distance, "FAST."
BE SAFE, ALWAYS.
If you cannot afford the repair, then for your sake and others, get rid of the trailer.