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Old 08-13-2019, 11:55 PM   #1
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Wheel bearing seals

I am about to try and repack the wheel bearings on my airstream. This is the first time that I have ever tried to repack bearings ut I understand that I should replace the seals as I repack the bearings. Can someone tell me how I can make sure I get the right replacement seals? are there model or serial numbers on the old seals that would give me some idea? Thanks.

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Old 08-14-2019, 04:30 AM   #2
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You just need seals for 12" trailer hubs, they are not really special for Airstream trailers. The good seals are double lip seals, but standard ones will work.

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Old 08-14-2019, 05:09 AM   #3
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You just need seals for 12" trailer hubs, they are not really special for Airstream trailers. The good seals are double lip seals, but standard ones will work.

Ditto what Terry indicates. The seals are not proprietary to Airstream. They do have part numbers etched on the face, however they may not be legible. I keep a spare set of bearing and seals in my RV toolbox, but they are not close at hand at this writing.

See if this helps.

If you have questions give the folks at etrailer a call and they should be able to provide assistance over the phone. I've dealt with them for years and had great service. YMMV.

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Old 08-14-2019, 06:35 AM   #4
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Napa auto parts has the best selection. Bring your old ones with you.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:50 PM   #5
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I called Dexter, gave them my 2006 Safari VIN and they emailed me the build sheet for my axles. Seal part numbers were on it, and she also gave me the part number of the lift kit we wanted. They were really helpful.
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