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Old 06-01-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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Cool 2014 Bambi 16' Sport wheel bearing service?

As a newbie to the Streaming world, I have a lot to learn. I'd like to do things myself but am wary of care of things that might cause damage to my TT or someone else. i.e. wheel bearings and brakes. I first need to need to know as I cannot find the info anywhere, does the 2014 Bambi have Never-Lube wheel bearings? But even if so, how often should they be? I have put 11,000 amazing travel miles on my Bambi since I got in in Dec. 2014. So I know it must be time for something to be done. Thanks for the input

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Anytime is a good time to pull the wheels and inspect you brakes. Certainly the should have lots of miles left on them but you just can't tell without pulling the wheels. THEN you will have the added benefit of seeing first hand your bearings and definitely know if you have regular or never lube bearings. If you have regular bearings find out what seals you have and get new ones along with a small tub of grease and go to it.

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I doubt if you have Never Lube as the are an expensive option. Just look at the hub ends they should be marked if the are.

If you are going to remove the drums for inspection do this first. With the trailer jack up grab the tire at the top and bottom and shake it. You should feel slight movement. That slight movement is the correct bearing tightness so if you have never set bearing before at least know what the end setting should be like. When tightening bearings with the wheel mounted rotate the wheel slowly as you tighten the castle all the way with a pair of channel lock pliers. Now back off about a 1/8 of a turn and test the movement as noted above. If god insert the cotter key and fold it back. Real tight bearings will burn.
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