CT wheel bearings

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:21
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Probably a silly question, but I plan to carry a spare set of ct wheel bearing for my 6 mth trip. Are there different sizes, if so how do you find out what size you need?
If you have other relevant hints please advise.
Thanks in advance Wato35
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Reply By: al - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:33

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:33
hi wato35
on the side of the bearing you will find several numbers take that to any bearing place and they should be able to help. you will find that they are probably either holden or ford front wheel bearings pretty common not very expensive. or you could ask the trailer maker what bearing they used.
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al
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Follow Up By: wato35 - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:49

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:49
al, so the only way to do that is to remove the one thats in it and get numbers that way!
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Follow Up By: al - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 11:02

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 11:02
wato35
it is the quickest way. or ask the trailer manufacturer.
regards
al
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Follow Up By: wato35 - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 11:07

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 11:07
al
I have tried ringing them, there is no answer. Does anyone know if Walkabout campers & swags from Dandenong is in business?
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Follow Up By: al - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 11:22

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 11:22
wato35
just spoke to some one in the know about the walk about trailers he said they use about 4 different bearings in there line up. best way to find out what bearing is to remove and get numbers.hope that helps.
al
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Reply By: Notso - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:46

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:46
Depending on the trailer you may also have Landcruiser bearings or Parallel Ford Bearings(they sometimes put the larger inner bearing on the outside as well)
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:56

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:56
The manufacturer should be able to tell you what bearings are in it.

It is a good idea to pre-pack the bearings with grease & then vacuum pack them. It is a lot easier than trying to do it on the side of the road.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:58

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:58
Forgot to suggest, that if you are going on a 6 month trip it may be a good idea to replace the bearings & seals anyway & buy a spare set at the same time.
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Follow Up By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 11:02

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 11:02
another suggestion,
I carry my spare bearings immersed in the plastic tub which contains the wheel bearing grease
this has the effect of keeping them 'pregreased' and sealed away from dust and moisture.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 11:00

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 11:00
For several years I have carried a complete kit for one wheel, all over the nation - never needed it of course :-o)..... My view is that even if I don't do the work in the event of a failure, at least I have the parts. The only way IMO is to take a hub off and identify the parts yourself - what people may tell you and what you actually have in there could produce a 'rude awakening' by the roadside. I carried ....rear seal, bearing sets inner and outer, washers, castle nut, split pins, bearing cap and a tub of grease - can't recall the $ outlay, but I didn't consider it expensive at the time - 4 and a bit years later, the only thing renewed are the split pins.
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Reply By: Gronk - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 14:23

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 14:23
If you are planning a 6 mth trip, they probably need regreasing/checking anyway !!

Every couple of yrs I like to pull them out and clean them down with kero and regrease them.....if any are not looking brand new, then replace them..

Then with a bit of luck, you won't need the spare ones !!
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 17:02

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2009 at 17:02
As gronk said.
Easier to do at home before you go, and that way you can check the spares fit.
Get a set of spare seals to while you are at it, and split pins.
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