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magnum
05-28-2013, 10:17 AM
Has anyone replaced the oil bath wheel bearing seal or where do you buy one? Its for a 2006 Mastercraft Trailer.

bkblaida
05-28-2013, 10:58 AM
Should be available from your local dealer or any auto parts store. The number on the seal will allow the auto parts store to cross reference. Make sure to tell them it is an oil seal as they are different from a grease seal.

kyfooter
05-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Yes. I had to buy them from a dealer. At the time, oil bath bearings where rare and the local auto parts stores could not cross reference them. That was a few years ago though, so hopefully from a convenience factor they are now able to be cross referenced.

magnum
05-28-2013, 11:48 PM
Went by Dealer today and he told me that the 06 came with a Plastic cap with the see thru glass so it usually cracks before the seal blows out when it gets hot and that is hopefully what happened in my case, He sold me the aluminum caps for them now so they are a lot better than the plastic caps that were used in the 06 and earlier trailers

willg
06-02-2013, 08:07 PM
My mastercraft trailer has UFP components. The oil bath bearing system is manufactured by UFP under the name Trailer Buddy. I believe the system that mastercraft used on my trailer (2002 year) is the GOLD system, not the VAULT. I like the window, it makes it easy to fill the oil and check the level. Here's where you can buy the caps and other parts. I had to order a new brake disc, and got a better deal calling them.

http://www.pacifictrailers.com/Bearing-Protectors/
(http://www.pacifictrailers.com/Bearing-Protectors/)
also some information on UFP:

http://www.ufpnet.com/Axles/tabid/55/Default.aspx
(http://www.ufpnet.com/Axles/tabid/55/Default.aspx)

willg
06-02-2013, 08:16 PM
double post

JMan
06-20-2013, 02:14 AM
I installed the Kodiak SS disc brake system on my EZ loader tandem trailer with Pro lube oil bath system. One of the (blue) plastic caps separated where the cap meets the threads. I've read where some have replaced their plastic caps with metal ones with a window. Mine are 1.980". Where might I find the metal caps please. Appreciate any help I can get.

magnum
06-20-2013, 09:12 AM
http://www.trailerpartsdepot.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=OBC-2441AL&

This is a site that has the reliable brand oil bath caps, might have what you need

meg
06-20-2013, 09:27 AM
MAGNUM- I had the same issue with my 06 trailer and I called reliable and they sent me the aluminum caps free (great customer service) replaced them several years ago and no problems since (knock on wood)

monsterwake
03-16-2014, 09:21 PM
I have replaced my caps but I stripped one of the fill hole caps. Since I think they are copper I tried to go to the hardware store to get a new one. Wrong. All I could find was a 10MM fine threaded copper cap in the air compressor area but it is a little too long and I cannot put the dust cover on with the wheel. Does anybody know where I could find the correct threaded cap for this filler whole?

TOO-TALL
03-16-2014, 11:17 PM
I did this....

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=57899

The inner seal will have to be purcashed threw a MC dealer I hunted all around auto stores to find one....no luck

john jones
04-15-2014, 12:06 AM
I need to change out the bearing seals on my 2002 trailer. Trying to figure out which ones I need. Did these trailers change in 2003?

Also wondering what size are the axles on the 2002?

Thanks

Curtrwall
04-22-2014, 06:23 PM
Just pulled my boat out from storage...... And there is oil running down the front of one of my wheels. Can I take it to my local trailer place (4miles away) or do I need to go to an MC dealer(20miles away)?

CantRepeat
04-22-2014, 07:24 PM
Just pulled my boat out from storage...... And there is oil running down the front of one of my wheels. Can I take it to my local trailer place (4miles away) or do I need to go to an MC dealer(20miles away)?

No oil in an oil bath axle should not be towed 4 miles away. If nothing else fill it back up with oil before you tow it down the block.

Well, let me ask, is there any oil left in the site glass?

GoneBoatN
04-22-2014, 07:45 PM
Just pulled my boat out from storage...... And there is oil running down the front of one of my wheels. Can I take it to my local trailer place (4miles away) or do I need to go to an MC dealer(20miles away)?

You say "down the front". Can you tell if it is coming from the cap. Maybe as simple as replacing the o-ring on the end of the cap or for that matter the cap itself as well. Not much need to take if anywhere if you can determine that much. Much cheaper and easy to do yourself if that is all it is.

Even if it is the rear seal, that is not that hard to replace either. Also you have the fill hole (plugged by a set screw). Those, along with the cap, are the only places (that I can think of) that it can leak out. Should be easy to determine where it is leaking from and fix.

Curtrwall
04-22-2014, 08:09 PM
Cap still shows half

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq20/curtrwall/imagejpg1.jpg (http://s429.photobucket.com/user/curtrwall/media/imagejpg1.jpg.html)

CantRepeat
04-23-2014, 06:01 AM
Those look like the plastic caps. I would be money what you need to do is order the updated aluminum caps and replace them all. I had the same thing happen to one of my old plastic caps.

Call these guys, if this is the correct size it's far cheaper from them.

http://www.rigidhitch.com/default.aspx?page=item+detail&itemcode=OBC-2441AL


Again, call to verify the correct size.

And here is a thread from way back with a lot of info on the hubs.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=26796

Curtrwall
04-23-2014, 06:17 AM
Thanks! Yes they are the plastic caps.

CantRepeat
04-23-2014, 09:23 AM
No problem.

There are lots of really great/smart people here who like to help others so if this is something you want to do yourself I'm sure you can get any questions you have about the replacement answered here.

Good luck.

kscrib
05-14-2014, 10:51 AM
I contacted Reliable today via their website about ordering the new (metal) caps. Below is the response I got from them.

You may get the oil bath caps from EZ Loader at 509-489-0181. They have them. We no longer sell the oil bath.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks, and hope you have a nice day.


I contacted EZ Loader and they did not have a cross reference between the 2006 Mastercraft trailer and the EZ loader trailer. They carry two different sizes of oil bath caps.

So my question is: Does anybody know what size cap the 2006 trailer (tandem axle) needs? The trailer is for a X30.

GoneBoatN
05-14-2014, 10:53 AM
I contacted Reliable today via their website about ordering the new (metal) caps. Below is the response I got from them.

You may get the oil bath caps from EZ Loader at 509-489-0181. They have them. We no longer sell the oil bath.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks, and hope you have a nice day.


Quality service and support right there. That is just the thing that customers/consumers remember the most.

Skyskiguy
05-14-2014, 11:34 AM
I contacted Reliable today via their website about ordering the new (metal) caps. Below is the response I got from them.

You may get the oil bath caps from EZ Loader at 509-489-0181. They have them. We no longer sell the oil bath.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks, and hope you have a nice day.


I contacted EZ Loader and they did not have a cross reference between the 2006 Mastercraft trailer and the EZ loader trailer. They carry two different sizes of oil bath caps.

So my question is: Does anybody know what size cap the 2006 trailer (tandem axle) needs? The trailer is for a X30.


Should be 2.11 O.D. for your trailer - same as mine ('06 X30). Got mine thru easternmarine.com
http://www.easternmarine.com/aluminum-oil-bath-cap-with-o-ring-for-10-drums-250-031620

kscrib
05-14-2014, 11:36 AM
I have exchanged multiple e-mails with the customer service person at Reliable (Kathy). She is being very helpful. I snagged the picture from above (looks like mine - but mine has no oil) and sent that to Reliable. The responded with their original part number.

Ok, so if you call EZ Loader, just tell them you are wanting the 5 lug oil bath cap. That should work!
Our part# was OBC-1980AL for reference to EZ Loader.


I was very pleased with how Reliable handled my request. Within 30 minutes from sending a request via a web "contact us" link, I had a solid answer.