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Old 04-12-2013, 09:06 AM   #1
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2004 28' Safari
Billings , Montana
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Unhappy Repacking trailer bearings?

Recently I decided to repack my wheel bearings on my 28' foot Safari.
I put in new seals, repacked the bearings and I tightened the Spindle Nut
appropriately. I inspected the brakes, but did not do any brake adjustments.
I noticed after replacing the wheel, the wheel did not move as freely,
as before. The wheel turns one revolution before stopping. Does this sound about right? Is the tension on the wheel due to new seals and packed bearings or did I not do something correctly? I appreciate your advice!!!

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Old 04-12-2013, 09:22 AM   #2
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1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
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You need to adjust the brakes even if they are self adjusting. A little drag is normal. Normally, you tighten the brake adjuster till you can't turn the wheel easily and then back off till there is a slight drag. I would Err on the loose end of this. I am assuming you have drum brakes.

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