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Milehunter

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Posted: 06/13/20 07:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello all, first time poster.
I have a 2010 28RKBS Wildcat that I am trying to repack the wheel bearings on and ran into a problem. It has what looks like a large nylon locknut
with no normal castle nut and retainer. Also inside there looks to be a snap ring. has anyone else ever seen this used? Any help would be appreciated. thank you.

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Posted: 06/13/20 08:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It sounds like a Nev R Lube bearing, so it's sealed and you can't repack it. They are good for 100,000 miles.


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Posted: 06/14/20 07:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A photo would help


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In a car or truck, when a bearing begins to fail you can hear it and often feel it. So how does one tell if a never lube trailer bearing goes bad?


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Posted: 06/14/20 08:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

drsteve wrote:

In a car or truck, when a bearing begins to fail you can hear it and often feel it. So how does one tell if a never lube trailer bearing goes bad?


You see smoke and flying parts in the mirror.





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Thank you all for the help. It would sure be a lot easier if they where standard hubs. When I pull the hubs off to inspect the brakes, can you reuse the locknut? Maybe someone has some tips. Thanks

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Nev-R-Lubeā„¢ Drums/Bearings

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Posted: 06/14/20 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, it is a probably a Never Lube by Dexter. When they let go, "Katie bar the doors". Just another sales piece of BS. Like you, just give me the standard bearing. Usually when the Never Lube goes bonkers, just plan on buying a whole new unit. I haven't "been there" but helped a friend that was "there".

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I have Nev-r-lube bearings on my 5th wheel. It is 16 years old and I replaced the bearings at 10 years. They felt okay but the seals were leaking a little. The new bearings were pricy- over $100 each and I had to have a machine shop press the bearings out & in. I check for end play and noise each spring and about every third year I pull the hub and examine the brakes. I reuse the lock nut which has to be torqued to specs. Personally I like them, less messing around with grease, IMO.

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Posted: 06/14/20 05:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If Newer lube by Dexter it is not a plastic nut and it has to be torked to 150 lb, Dexter gives specs for hove much play are allowed in them and there are different sizes so find out what you got and go to ther website or contact them for specs.
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