How do I know what bearings my trailer has?

The easiest way to determine which bearings are used on your trailer axle is to take the hub off and look for the reference numbers stamped into the metal of both inner and outer bearings. If the bearing numbers are unclear, the next best solution is to take measurements of both bearings. This is the bearing itself.

What size are Holden trailer bearings?

750kg – 39mm Round Axle (Holden Bearings).

How much play should a trailer wheel bearing have?

For adequate trailer wheel bearing maintenance, you need to check your bearings on a regular basis. Jack up the trailer and secure it on adequate capacity jack stands. Check wheels for side-to-side looseness – There should be a very slight amount of play in the wheel, typically 1/8-inch or less.

How do I know what size bearings I need?

The easiest way to determine which bearings are used on your trailer axle is to take the hub off and check for the numbers stamped into the bearings. If the bearing numbers cannot be read, the next best solution is to find the bearings’ inner diameter.

How do I know my trailer axle size?

To find the load capacity for your axle you should look on the trailer VIN plate or sticker that lists the VIN number. The weight rating of the axle should be listed on that same plate or sticker. Also, the axle could have a tag or plate on it that will list the weight capacity.

What are the best trailer wheel bearings?

The Best Boat Trailer Bearings

  • Rigid Hitch 280453-2 Trailer Bearing Repair Kits.
  • Libra 22017 Trailer Idler Hub Kits.
  • CE Smith 13515 Galvanized Trailer Hub Kit.
  • Rigid Hitch BT-100-04-A Trailer Hub Kit.
  • XiKe Trailer Wheel Hub Bearings Kit.
  • Rigid Hitch BT-150-22-A Trailer Hub Kit.
  • FKG GL4853A*4 Trailer Bearing Kit.

What are Holden LM bearings?

LM (Holden bearings) are rated for 750 kg on a 39 mm round or 40 mm square axle. SL (Slimline or Ford) bearings are rated for 1500 kg on a 45 mm round or square axle. Parallel bearings are generally considered better for going off road as they have a higher load rating (1600 kg).

Are Ford and Holden bearings interchangeable?

The main two differences between a Holden and Ford bearing is of course the sizing. A general rule of thumb is if the bearing fits over your thumb, it is a Ford bearing. Ford bearings can also be known as slimline. The Holden bearing is slightly smaller and won’t quite fit onto your thumb.

What happens when a trailer bearing fails?

A damaged wheel bearing does not only cause a vehicle to be shaky and noisy; it can also cost you more money by damaging other nearby parts, and even force your entire wheel to fly off when driving at high speed.