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Post by Bubba » 15 Jun 2009, 16:27

Thought I would post this in another thread, May even be "Sticky Worthy". Its about 15 minutes long, but very detailed and really helpful. This is for a trailer with Drum Brakes, but should be the same for basically any hub assembly I would assume. Anyways, here it is...

https://www.etrailer.com/tv-install-grea ... 6-050.aspx
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Post by Brine » 15 Jun 2009, 16:41

And here's one specific to a boat trailer.

[youtube]HsCH1d6R7J0[/youtube]


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Post by pbw » 15 Jun 2009, 21:37

That guy doesn't care to wack anything with a real hammer... I try to use a dead blow hammer or rubber one first...
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Post by Quackrstackr » 15 Jun 2009, 21:54

Brine wrote:And here's one specific to a boat trailer.
That's Tim Farmer and Kentucky Afield. It airs weekly on KY PBS stations.

Good to see that someone took it upon themselves to remove the credit on Youtube.
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Post by ben2go » 16 Jun 2009, 00:53

pbw wrote:That guy doesn't care to wack anything with a real hammer... I try to use a dead blow hammer or rubber one first...

I agree.I use a 3 pound shop hammer and a brass drift.

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Post by Hanr3 » 24 Oct 2009, 03:12

I watched the 2nd vid posted. They did a great job walking you through the steps and explaining everything. Should be a termendous help to first timers.
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Post by Rubin56 » 05 Apr 2010, 11:26

Don't forget too check your leaf springs, before you go out this year. #-o

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Post by Nozzlejocky » 07 Jun 2010, 07:16

Great videos. I need to do this to my trailer, but having never done it myself, I was a bit leery. Seems simple enough as long as I take my time and pay attention to the instructions.

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Post by dougdad » 18 Jun 2010, 23:52

Trailers with brakes are a bit tougher but the stright axel like the vido showed are gravy, if you can do a tune up on your motor you can do this. all you need is a pair of pliers, a cresent wrench big enough to fit the nut, a hammer, I use a 16 oz. ball peen, and a brass punch or drift. If you have a couple of trailers like I do, boat, camper, utility, snowmobile, the special tool set for installing racers is nice but not necessary if you are carefull. The biggest mistake one can make is to not get the torque right on the nut. I been doing my own for years, and my military job had me doing bearings almost every day, I was in for 17 years, so I have had a bunch of practice, If anyone needs any help I would be more then happy to talk em through it by email, just PM me.
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Post by Marc 1959 » 15 Oct 2010, 22:48

Thanks for the links !!!

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Post by brandon__ » 11 Feb 2011, 10:46

I watched this the other day and it got me thinking, so i went out did mine and im glad i did. one of my inside races was cracked and missing a chunk, im surprised it didnt do more damage considering i haven't the slightest idea how long it has been like that.

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Post by tortugel » 17 Sep 2011, 22:12

I have never done this b4. I also did not watch the video b4 i did my hubs and had no problems. Put it back just like it came out.

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Post by JMichael » 18 Jul 2012, 03:53

I think this thread needs to be updated or the sticky removed. It only has one vid linked in it now and that vid is only 3 minutes long and all it covers is removal of the hub. The text says the vid is 15 minutes long so they must have switched out the vid or it got damaged some how.

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Post by bluegillfisher » 29 Jul 2012, 21:22

What do you do to your leaf springs? Mine aren't cracked or broken, is that all?

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