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Old 04-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #99
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That makes sense. Regular bearings have to have a castellated nut to retain the proper clearance in the bearing set. Nev-r-lubes do not.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #100
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That makes sense. Regular bearings have to have a castellated nut to retain the proper clearance in the bearing set. Nev-r-lubes do not.
I hate to date myself but I learned to pack wheel bearing about 1966. I have 3 English sports cars 1976,1958,1957, and a tandem boat trailer, I am a wheel bearing packing fool, or a fool packing wheel bearing. I have a good friend from high school who kept burning out wheel bearings on his 59 Chevy. He tells me one day " I found the problem, I forgot to pack the wheel bearings when I replaced them." We both had taken auto mechanics our senior year to fill out our schedule so it was one of those wtf moments.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #101
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Since I'm not traveling I decided to line up all the part numbers I need for replacement parts for my axle assembly.
With the helpful info from dznF0g and Dexter I now have the info need to order all the parts.
Apparently, whomever copied down the serial numbers from my axle assembly and transfered the number to the paperwork for my 2010 trailer must have made a few mistakes.
When I gave the axle serial number to Dexter from the Airstream paperwork, they told me that they never sold Airstream that axle. Way to go Dexter! They saved me from ordering the wrong parts, and at least, having the wrong info about the axle.
Airstream customer service on the other hand, insisted those number are correct but, they were not.
The numbers are stamped into the backside of the axle tube so it's easy to check to make sure.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #102
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Does anyone know what year trailers these bearings first appeared?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:55 PM   #103
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Does anyone know what year trailers these bearings first appeared?
You can call Airstream and ask them.

937-5966111.

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