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Old 03-10-2007, 01:07 PM   #1
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Talking Grease Seals

Just repacked wheel bearings. Purchased grease seals at Carquest paid $8.99/seal BOS #412920. These were exact duplicates. Cheaper version: RVB 5605-23 2/ pack for $5.98. Wouldn't recomend those; one seal and tender. Used synthetic mobil grease again. Looked OK after 5 years and 25 M miles. FYI. Brakes were Ok but magnets so-so. Don't want to that again!
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:55 PM   #2
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Smile Hey Nifty

The only time I would be sad when camping is when I would have to sleep in a tent and on the graound. To me camping is an AS or nearest motel.
The repak and seal are great idea thakns for the part numbet. The last time I got them was from NAPA. They were Chicago Rawhide Co.
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Old 03-10-2007, 06:29 PM   #3
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Someone with more trailer experience than me will hopefully chime in, but the seals may not be the same part numbers through the years. If in doubt, either go through an Airstream dealer, or get the seal number off of the front surface of the seal. It should be embossed there.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:07 AM   #4
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Grease seals I have used in the past are:
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IIRC, seals are different numbers depending on if you have 10" or 12" brakes. I am (of course) not where I can double check, but I ran across that issue a few years ago.
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:57 PM   #6
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Russel, good to hear from a fellow Arizonian. When I purchased the seals I had an original AS seal with me that had the part number attached to match up. Paid $3.70 5 years ago directly from AS. I tried for fit before installing. Found a smigon of excess play on one wheel but bearings looked OK. Did the work in the storage yard. No AS dealer near me in Cottenwood. Can just the magnets be replaced? Never done that. I use the prodigy brake control. Good guess first time. I'm pulling with a 2000 F250 HD diesel so I am over powered but thought I may move up to heavier trailer but never did. Russel I often stop at 'City Gas' in Bensen on my way to texas. I do stop at all the Flying J's when ever I can and park right next to the $500M Prevosts' in the lot. Offered to swap but no takers.....yet.
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:02 PM   #7
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... Can just the magnets be replaced? ...
Yes. I did that on my Overlander.

I believe your Airstream originally came with round magnets. Modern-day brake assemblies use oval magnets.

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