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Old 03-29-2013, 09:39 PM   #169
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I've been running them 2 years.
That makes me feel better, how many miles?
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If 1/16 on an inch offset is harmful to nevr lubes, then what happens if you install hub caps?

I really think the nevr lubes belong on farm equipment and not RV's.

Sometimes, trying to be extra fancy, has some negatives.

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That makes me feel better, how many miles?
Probably only about 5000. I did run a van with conventional bearing set for about 50,000 with them. The theory is the same regardless of bearing set design. IMO.
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Thanks Rich,

That calms my fears, first hand experience trumps guess work. I will do the annual endplay test which is no big deal.
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It seems that Centramatics and Nev-R-Lube bearing do not mix. The Nev-R-Lube bearings require a 0 offset wheel, adding the Centramatics changes the 0 offset. This was information was published in the Blue Beret from what I read. I found information on failures which was caused by a manufacture using 10 mm offset wheels, much more of an offset than a Centramatic would cause. A couple of threads are active on the subject. This pains me as I have a new set of Centramatics on my trailer which have not turned one revolution.

Gene do you happen to have Nev-R-Lube bearings? I really don't want to remove my Centramatics.
Hi, the mounting plates on Centramatics [sheet metal] are probably between .020" to .060" thick [just guessing, I haven't actually measured them, and won't] this amount of off-set is basically nothing.
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I put centramatics on our trailer upon delivery in May of 2010. I also installed a hub-odometer.

35,000 miles, one set of seperated Marathons replaced, no blow outs, all the cabinets still on the walls, the door still shuts, no loose lug nuts, and a happy customer.

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I put centramatics on our trailer upon delivery in May of 2010. I also installed a hub-odometer.

35,000 miles, one set of seperated Marathons replaced, no blow outs, all the cabinets still on the walls, the door still shuts, no loose lug nuts, and a happy customer.

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JD, thanks for the information, tell me more about the Hub-Odometer.
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If 1/16 on an inch offset is harmful to nevr lubes, then what happens if you install hub caps?

I really think the nevr lubes belong on farm equipment and not RV's.

Sometimes, trying to be extra fancy, has some negatives.

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Andy thanks the makes sense. If they are that delicate I don't know how they can be used in the real world.

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Andy thanks the makes sense. If they are that delicate I don't know how they can be used in the real world.

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They aren't delicate. They have been in cars and SUVs for several decades.
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Jim,

I do not have never lub. They came sometime after 2008.

We've used Centramatics for at least 30,000 miles.

I haven't looked at the thickness for quite a while, but I think they have to be somewhat less than 1/8". The offset, something I never thought about regarding Centramatics, is a valid concern. But there have been no problems with ours.

I have read posts from people who bought wheels that had another offset despite being warned against it. I haven't seen any problems posted about that, but contrary to what some may think, I don't read every thread.

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I do not have never lub. They came sometime after 2008.

We've used Centramatics for at least 30,000 miles.

I haven't looked at the thickness for quite a while, but I think they have to be somewhat less than 1/8". The offset, something I never thought about regarding Centramatics, is a valid concern. But there have been no problems with ours.

I have read posts from people who bought wheels that had another offset despite being warned against it. I haven't seen any problems posted about that, but contrary to what some may think, I don't read every thread.

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Gene.

I just measure one of the plates.

With the paint removed, the thickness is .050 inches. (50 thousands)

If that messes up the Nevr lubes, then "holy cow".

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With the paint removed, the thickness is .050 inches. (50 thousands)
Or, 1/20". A lot less than 1/8" as I suspected, but don't trust my memory anymore.

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JD, thanks for the information, tell me more about the Hub-Odometer.


This model comes with a threaded stud mounted on the back. 5/16, as I remember.

I simply drilled a hole in the center cap and mounted it.

It is kinda handy, no more estimating mileage for service intervals.


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