View Full Version : Repack Trailer Wheel Bearings

05-20-2012, 10:59 PM
I read a lot of the posts on here and appreciate the advice. Couldn't find the answer to this one though. I'm getting ready to try and repack the bearings on my single axle trailer. From watching videos/reading articles online it appears I will need new grease seals and cotter pins. So I'm not guaranteed a trip to the store mid-project (I'll probably end up there anyway) does anybody know the grease seal size for a single axle boatmate trailer with 15" wheels? A buddy mentions that the grease seals may have a number on it to help get the right size...does anybody know if that's correct?

Does anybody know any links to good how to videos/instructions?

Thanks for the help!

05-20-2012, 11:02 PM
I had to do this on my old I/O and I just took it all in to the local Northern Tool and the guy there helped me pick out all the right stuff.

05-20-2012, 11:13 PM
I'll have to see if we have those around here. 1st stop had been to the auto parts store since most of the boat repair shops in the area have all gone out of business. I'm hoping they'll have the seals - they had marine grease.

05-20-2012, 11:21 PM
Crap, just looked and none in Ohio.

Maybe Tractor Supply. Lot of those in Ohio.


05-21-2012, 03:02 AM
You might try an industrial truck/equipment shop too if you can't find something better. We have a few around our area called Potter Webster and they also carry smaller trailer stuff. Wolf probably has the best suggestion there - pull everything and bring it with you so they can get part numbers, cross reference if needed, etc.