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stennes
05-31-2012, 08:33 PM
I have a 2003 Mastercraft trailer, that has oil leaking from the front window, I cleaned it up good, and see that its leaking from the front window, which has cracks in, Mastercraft said those covers are no longer made, so now what?

CantRepeat
05-31-2012, 08:35 PM
Are the caps all plastic that screw in?

Jerseydave
05-31-2012, 11:03 PM
http://www.reliablepmw.com/

Call above, ask for the aluminum caps with a site glass. That's where I got mine 4 years ago. No problems since.

Make sure your calipers are not dragging causing your oil to get hot. It happened to me.

TOO-TALL
05-31-2012, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the link Jerseydave.

Do your caps screw in?

I have 2003 tandum trailer and my caps are a press fit.Been looking for some spares just in case.

Jerseydave
05-31-2012, 11:21 PM
Thanks for the link Jerseydave.

Do your caps screw in?

I have 2003 tandum trailer and my caps are a press fit.Been looking for some spares just in case.

Mine screw in, but I would imagine Reliable handles both types.
Just an FYI, I had a 2003 and a 2005 trailer that both had caliper issues. Go with Kodiak calipers if you need to replace yours.

TOO-TALL
05-31-2012, 11:56 PM
both had caliper issues. Go with Kodiak calipers if you need to replace yours.

Already done on all four tires...

GoneBoatN
06-01-2012, 01:05 AM
OP, this thread may interest you - http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=31210.
If you read through the thread, it sounds like that person was told two options by Reliable. One was new hubs, bearings, seals and screw on caps. Other option was to switch to grease and put on a press on cap (or I would imagine bearing buddy would work as well). Sounds like the advise above to contact Reliable for advise was spot on. Post back what you end up doing as the "oil bath" saga is of much interest to us all.

stennes
06-01-2012, 04:13 PM
OP, this thread may interest you - http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=31210.
If you read through the thread, it sounds like that person was told two options by Reliable. One was new hubs, bearings, seals and screw on caps. Other option was to switch to grease and put on a press on cap (or I would imagine bearing buddy would work as well). Sounds like the advise above to contact Reliable for advise was spot on. Post back what you end up doing as the "oil bath" saga is of much interest to us all.

Mine press in, so it looks like I need to do a complete change over.

TOO-TALL
06-07-2012, 09:30 PM
Just popped my press fit cap off tonight and took some measurements.
Plan is to buy the screw on type and modify to work on the press fit hub.

I really don't want to spend 80-100 dollars per axle(400 total) to upgrade to the screw on type caps.
I'll keep ya'll updated

kycat2007
06-12-2012, 11:29 PM
I have been researching this as well. I may have found an answer but will have to let you know.

TOO-TALL
06-12-2012, 11:44 PM
Got my screw in cap today in the mail.
It looks like all the machine work I want to do will work...I'll find out tommorow at work.

TOO-TALL
06-20-2012, 09:54 PM
Finnaly got around to working on my cap idea.
Here are my stock hub with the press fit caps

TOO-TALL
06-20-2012, 09:55 PM
Here are the screw in reliable caps I bought.

TOO-TALL
06-20-2012, 10:17 PM
Measured the O.D. of my stock caps where they press into the hub and cut the threads down on the new caps to match.
It worked great.still have alot of material left So I don't have to worry about the cap cracking when I install it.
Also cut the O.D. down because it looked like it would hit the plastic caps that are in the rim.

Have yet to install in the hubs,but it looks like it will work.

TOO-TALL
06-20-2012, 10:20 PM
Here's the link to the caps i bought.
Sure does beat buying new hubs bearings,etc,etc.just to get the screw in caps.


http://www.trailerpartsdepot.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=OBC%2D1980AL&eq=&Tp=