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pbgbottle
08-04-2013, 02:22 PM
hey guys i lost a bearing buddy i was wonder what you guys recommended
which brand
" genuine bearing buddy" or "Stainless Steel Bearing Buddies"

i just posted example of brands below not of the auction i would buy .
i haven't even checked what size i need yet either doh?


stainless steel brand

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Boat-Trailer-Hub-Stainless-Steel-Bearing-Buddies-Stainless-With-Bra-2-717-/350502648565?pt=Motors_RV_Trailer_Camper_Parts_Acc essories&hash=item519b95faf5&vxp=mtr#ht_1611wt_1161

or genuine bearing buddies

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-BEARING-BUDDY-1-980-STAINLESS-B-B-2-CD-BEA-1980SS-/261230358935?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item3cd28af197&vxp=mtr#ht_1083wt_1399


any info would be great

cheers





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mikeg205
08-04-2013, 02:29 PM
I'd go genuine for the price - not rocket science... How did you lose one? If it fell off it;s time for a new drum or disc

pbgbottle
08-04-2013, 02:40 PM
not sure,
we did almost 800 miles round trip ,when we stopped for fuel it was gone i had just pumped some grease in it before starting trip ,but it was there after the first 600 miles. but gone when we got home. brakes are less than a year old . bearings are all tight and good .
why would it fall off if drum bad ?


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thatsmrmastercraft
08-04-2013, 03:16 PM
Bad wheel bearing, tire out of balance, broken cord in tire, tire bulge, brake issue are all things that can cause an out of balance situation which is what causes bearing buddies to self-eject.

FrankSchwab
08-04-2013, 03:31 PM
I've tried several different ones trying to find one that didn't leak around the front seal. All of the others are worse than Bearing Buddy, so I'd go genuine.

/frank

pbgbottle
08-04-2013, 05:55 PM
cool thanks will look into all of this , i will order genuine buddies. cheers


Bad wheel bearing, tire out of balance, broken cord in tire, tire bulge, brake issue are all things that can cause an out of balance situation which is what causes bearing buddies to self-eject.

thatsmrmastercraft
08-04-2013, 08:50 PM
cool thanks will look into all of this , i will order genuine buddies. cheers

Good luck finding the source. :toast: