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Old 04-10-2019, 06:13 PM   #1
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My 2011 flying cloud has Nev r lube bearing and have to replace brakes and hubs. Does any one know of a alternate source for these hubs since Dexter wants a lot of money for these. Like $600 here in Canada.
Or would spindles need to be replace and conventional bearing used instead.


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Nev-R-Lube is proprietary to Dexter, and is only available from Dexter and their dealer network.
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Nev R Lube is just a cover over the outside of the bearings. It is spring loaded. When you shoot grease into them, they push the grease back into the bearing and races on a continual basis. They work, but I have also seen them push grease past the rear seals and contaminate the brake surfaces.

I would just put on standard hub caps (for $2) and have the bearings packed every 10,000 miles or so. YMMV.
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Nev R Lube is just a cover over the outside of the bearings. It is spring loaded. When you shoot grease into them, they push the grease back into the bearing and races on a continual basis. They work, but I have also seen them push grease past the rear seals and contaminate the brake surfaces.

I would just put on standard hub caps (for $2) and have the bearings packed every 10,000 miles or so. YMMV.
You are confusing Bearing Buddies with Nev R Lube bearings.
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No. I actually had Nev R Lube on an enclosed car trailer and they did that. Now, in full disclosure, I probably should have serviced the seals sooner, but we all think "Well, I don't need to worry about the bearings", which is when we usually change the seals. Just saying...
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No. I actually had Nev R Lube on an enclosed car trailer and they did that. Now, in full disclosure, I probably should have serviced the seals sooner, but we all think "Well, I don't need to worry about the bearing", which is when we usually change the seals. Just saying...
I will refrain from typing what I am thinking right now.
Google "EZ Lube Hubs"
Google "Nev R Lube Bearings"
Google "Bearing Buddies"


and report your findings back here.
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I stand corrected. It must have been bearing buddies... My mistake.
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Are the hubs damaged or do you just need new bearings?

I’ve looked into replacement bearings and pretty sure Timken Set 49, yup that’s the part number fits these hubs. And yes they can be replaced.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/ti...l+bearing,1672
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Are the hubs damaged or do you just need new bearings?

I’ve looked into replacement bearings and pretty sure Timken Set 49, yup that’s the part number fits these hubs. And yes they can be replaced.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/ti...l+bearing,1672
Holy moly, Gary! Have you confirmed that this is a correct crossover part? That's like 20% - 25% of the price from dexter
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http://www.showmetheparts.com/timkenmobile/

I did a lot of research a while back, lots of cross ref and research. I don’t have the file at my desk right now.

The link above should take you to a user friendly Timken online catalog.

This is a common design wheel hub bearing.

I do have Neverlube disc hub and bearing at home and should be able to measure and visit old records but not until this weekend.

Possible see if dexter has size on their website and compare.
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http://www.showmetheparts.com/timkenmobile/

I did a lot of research a while back, lots of cross ref and research. I don’t have the file at my desk right now.

The link above should take you to a user friendly Timken online catalog.

This is a common design wheel hub bearing.

I do have Neverlube disc hub and bearing at home and should be able to measure and visit old records but not until this weekend.

Possible see if dexter has size on their website and compare.
I have a Dexter spare bearing out in the trailer, but don't have access to proper micrometers anymore. I'll pull it out and do some number cross referencing, but I recall I didn't get very far by that method (albeit, that was about 8 years ago.)
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The bearings are still good I just needed new hubs (drums) or I will try to resurface these for now. Can't seem to find a replacement hub for that spindle other then dexter.
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The bearings are still good I just needed new hubs (drums) or I will try to resurface these for now. Can't seem to find a replacement hub for that spindle other then dexter.
Find a good dirty shop who understand how to finesse a lathe. Dont buy new hud/drums until you find a barn shop. That's all I got or say
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Nev R Lube is just a cover over the outside of the bearings. It is spring loaded. When you shoot grease into them, they push the grease back into the bearing and races on a continual basis. They work, but I have also seen them push grease past the rear seals and contaminate the brake surfaces.

I would just put on standard hub caps (for $2) and have the bearings packed every 10,000 miles or so. YMMV.
No...never-lube is a sealed bearing..never lube...
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Good evening
My 2011 flying cloud has Nev r lube bearing and have to replace brakes and hubs. Does any one know of a alternate source for these hubs since Dexter wants a lot of money for these. Like $600 here in Canada.
Or would spindles need to be replace and conventional bearing used instead.


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Turn the drums?....I didn’t turn mine.they were good...I had to turn the area where the magnets rub...new backing plates with pre installed shoes and magnets....from e trailer....on sale...$96 a pair...
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Holy moly, Gary! Have you confirmed that this is a correct crossover part? That's like 20% - 25% of the price from dexter
Dexter. 42mm. #031-073-03........jrm 4249. Timken USA....I paid $ 105.....I did find them cheaper overseas...
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Thanks

Thanks for feed back
I had hubs resurfaced and new bearings installed and put on new brake assemblies. Whole job was $1200.00 Canadian. ($888.00 U S D)
Did the labour part myself.
I thought not bad for an 8 year old trailer, with 60000 KL on it.


But wanted to thank you all for input.


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I have a 2009 25’ that has never-lub bearing and disk brakes. Did AS go back to drums and lub bearings
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Okay, I am thoroughly confused. Nev R Lube bearings are oil soak bearings, no? What could cause them to need replacement after only 36000 miles?
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Okay, I am thoroughly confused. Nev R Lube bearings are oil soak bearings, no? What could cause them to need replacement after only 36000 miles?


Never mind, looked it up. Not an oil bath but still, I wish I had them on my old Sovereign -- the annual repack is a p.i.a.
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