Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-19-2006, 09:59 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Didgiman's Avatar
 
1968 20' Globetrotter
Phoenix , Maryland
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 18
Wheel Bearing Gaskets

I am looking to repack my wheel bearings before my maiden voyage, but I do not know what type or where to get new wheel bearing gaskets for my 68 globetrotter. If anyone has an idea please chime in. Sometime they are refered to as axel gaskets.

Sincerely,
Didgiman
__________________

__________________
Didgiman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 01:10 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
crowbar68's Avatar
 
1975 27' Overlander
fort wayne , Indiana
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 184
Rivet wheel bearing gaskets

hello,

when i redid the rear axle on my 68 toronado ,which is a front wheel drive, there where no gaskets available what so ever. i ended up going to napa and bought a bulk roll of felt gasket material. i used the best old gsket and traced it out on the new felt w/ a sharpie. cut w/ xacto or box cutter. i used a punch awl for the bolt holes. you'll have plenty of gasket material for the next one.

good luck'

crowbar
__________________

__________________
crowbar68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 01:27 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
2003 25' Safari
Eden Prairie , Minnesota
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 765
Images: 3
You are looking for the circular metal/rubber-lipped grease seals, not really a gasket. The size needed seems to vary, so your best bet is to take one hub apart, remove the grease seal, and then visit a NAPA or RV store to find the proper replacements.
__________________
Dan
dmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 04:06 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
 
jimmickle's Avatar
 
2000 31' Land Yacht
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 497
You might also check your local bearing supplier. They should have them.
__________________
jimmickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2006, 10:14 AM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Manchester , New Hampshire
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 347
Images: 33
Blog Entries: 1
Speaking of bearings and seals!

Do they make a bearing buddy for Airstream trailers or make the size bearing buddie for our trailers?
Would it be a good idea to install them on a airstream trailer?
__________________
Mrcrowley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2006, 10:46 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
2003 25' Safari
Eden Prairie , Minnesota
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 765
Images: 3
NO - do not use Bearing Buddies. Search this site for details.
__________________
Dan
dmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2006, 11:52 AM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
jimmickle's Avatar
 
2000 31' Land Yacht
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 497
Never use bearing burners (buddies) on an Airstream or any other travel trailer. As for seals, look at:http://www.lowcosttrailersupplies.com

Dexter 12" drums use a 2.25" seal. The best seal (double lip, spring loaded) #10-36 costs $1.69 from Low Cost Trailer Supplies. Get a dozen.
__________________
jimmickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2006, 02:35 PM   #8
4 Rivet Member
 
walter1's Avatar
 
1964 22' Safari
Foresthill , California
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 257
NAPA part number for seal

Anyone know what part number to ask for at a NAPA store for 12" Dexter brakes? They don't know.
.
__________________
walter1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2006, 06:57 PM   #9
Frank S
 
1973 27' Overlander
peoria , Illinois
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 316
Hi walter1--Take the old seal to a bearing distributor (look up the closest one in the classified directory). They will measure it, and have a replacement in stock.--Frank S
__________________
Frank S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2006, 07:57 PM   #10
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,192
Quote:
Originally Posted by walter1
Anyone know what part number to ask for at a NAPA store for 12" Dexter brakes? They don't know.
.
Both Napa and Carquest had seals for our coach with 12" brakes. Carquest was half the price of Napa, and Dexter will sell them to you direct for even less, if you have a few days to wait on them.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 06:52 AM   #11
New Member
 
1987 29' Sovereign
JAMESPORT , New York
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 4
bearing seals

What is the best way to remove bearing seals from the hub? Also can replacement seals and bearings for a Airstream be found at a good auto parts or rv store? thanks
__________________
LEAKY29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 11:08 AM   #12
3 Rivet Member
 
crowbar68's Avatar
 
1975 27' Overlander
fort wayne , Indiana
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 184
seals!

after picking up my camper, they're definetly seals. i paid $20 a seal for new ones. i thought that was way to much. they are heavier duty than originals but $20?! due to the fact i went to 6 parts stores in the area and i needed them and the only ones i bought them repacked and sealed. should have planned ahead and bought them in advance. i ASSUMED they would be no big deal, its just a seal!

ccrowbar
__________________
crowbar68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2006, 12:18 AM   #13
Rivet Master
 
1960 24' Tradewind
santa barbara , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,352
Just a note on the bearing buddies ,they are for marine use only .The design is to use internal pressure ,about 3 psi to keep the water from sucking in the
wheel hub as the boat trailer is submerged in the water .The immediate cooling of the hub causes a vacuum that draws the water into the hub cavity
and the buddies inside pressure counteracts it .I have many times in my line
of work serviced boat trailer bearings ,the bearing buddies do there job .Not a fool proof solution but they do work .Now if you pump grease into them ,not knowing the correct way to do that ,due to the fact that the little metal plate inside the outer portion that is visible behind the spring will move outward about a 1/4 " or so when greasing ,they will stop moving and you stop greasing ,continuing to grease pushes the grease past the seal and into the drum ,and the brakes .They do not burn up bearings ,and I have never seen that and I work with them all the time ,If water has made its way into the bearing hub then yes the grease will not be able to stop damage from happening and the bearings will not have the proper lubrication ,so then they burn up and badly.you cannot blame a device that is not designed for
grease it then forget it. I have seen bearing damage from not having the buddies loaded and checked often ,and water has penetrated and left unchecked .Salt water is cancer to metal ,the worst kind and fast.So understanding the design and knowing how they work is the key to using bearing buddies .Not needed on regular trailers ,cargo ,airstream or sob .
Don't go cheap on the seals as they serve a vital function ,always if possible use double lip spring loaded type ,20 bucks each is too much period,wow!

Scott
__________________
scottanlily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2006, 08:52 AM   #14
Rivet Master
 
clancy_boy's Avatar
 
2003 22' International CCD
Kiln , Mississippi
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,780
Images: 8
$20 is way too much

CROWBAR68 - I hate to say it but that is an expensive set of seals, I paid $3.95 each for National seals to fit my Caravel.

LEAKY29. Removing seals is not that difficult if you are replacing them and not trying to save them (I would recommend replacing after removal but when you're on the side of the road and doing a repair this may not be the case if you have no spare!!!). There is a seal removal tool available at a good parts store and Sears, handy and cheep (about $10), or a long handled screw driver and just pry it out. Not much effort is required. In an emergency, you can remove the castle nut and outer bearing, then replace the castle nut (with washer if so equiped) then yank the drum real hard until you pop the inner bearing and seal out and it remains on the spindle. I have used this method on the side of the road with the full knowledge that I would have to replace both bearings and the seal as they were destroyed from lack of grease.

I highly recommend you do the bearing maintenance at home in the comfort of your own driveway (with beer and shade available). Roadside repairs are no fun and you have to redo them at home anyway to be sure you did the job right. Bearins and seals for one spindle should run about $20 and you may want to keep a set on hand - JUST IN CASE.....
__________________

__________________
Michael & Tina with Layla and Preston BZ
The family has grown.
2003 22' INTERNATIONAL CCD
clancy_boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wheel Bearing Adjustment Dwight Axles 9 05-15-2008 06:50 AM
Synthetic Wheel Bearing Grease Pick Axles 4 11-24-2002 09:18 PM
Wheel Bearing?? - - or - - Brakes?? overlander64 Axles 8 11-24-2002 01:13 AM
Wheel Bearing Temperature Road Ruler Axles 23 10-16-2002 09:54 AM
Wheel Bearing seals!!! niftypkg Axles 1 07-30-2002 04:35 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.