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azdryheat

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Posted: 01/21/20 08:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't use the EZ lube feature and you won't have to worry about blown seals. There is also no need for EZ lube on a trailer that is never immersed in water like a boat trailer.


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azdryheat wrote:

Don't use the EZ lube feature and you won't have to worry about blown seals. There is also no need for EZ lube on a trailer that is never immersed in water like a boat trailer.

EZ lube seals are not like Bearing Buddies that are found on boat trailers. I have never seen EZ lube seals on a boat trailer.
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BarneyS wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

Don't use the EZ lube feature and you won't have to worry about blown seals. There is also no need for EZ lube on a trailer that is never immersed in water like a boat trailer.

EZ lube seals are not like Bearing Buddies that are found on boat trailers. I have never seen EZ lube seals on a boat trailer.
Barney


How many times has this been pointed out Barney?? It would be nice to have a sticky, EZ-LUBE VRS BUDDIES, with picture of each.

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Flute Man wrote:

Are you really willing to risk your boat trailer for a few dollars?
I don't mind the extra money for the seals. I'm just trying to figure out if it's really necessary to pay that much for seals. What am I getting from the more expensive seal that I'm not getting from the cheaper one. I've got 2 years and over 5000 miles on the cheap seals I just removed with zero issues or problems. Just trying to figure it out.

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plasticmaster wrote:

Flute Man wrote:

Are you really willing to risk your boat trailer for a few dollars?
I don't mind the extra money for the seals. I'm just trying to figure out if it's really necessary to pay that much for seals. What am I getting from the more expensive seal that I'm not getting from the cheaper one. I've got 2 years and over 5000 miles on the cheap seals I just removed with zero issues or problems. Just trying to figure it out.


I have never seen a dimes worth of difference.





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BarneyS wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

Don't use the EZ lube feature and you won't have to worry about blown seals. There is also no need for EZ lube on a trailer that is never immersed in water like a boat trailer.

EZ lube seals are not like Bearing Buddies that are found on boat trailers. I have never seen EZ lube seals on a boat trailer.
Barney
My travel trailer and boat trailer both have the EZ lubes with the zerk fitting on the end of the spindle. This fitting channels the grease to the back of the spindle near the seal and pushes through the bearings. I pack all bearings by hand for both trailers, but only fill the hub with grease with the zerk on the boat trailer. I never use the zerk on my travel trailer.

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plasticmaster wrote:

...seals today at my local parts store for almost $12...online for less than $3 each...


This is the crux of the matter.

Don't you figure you can find National brand online?


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For the marine application you want to make sure its a double lip seal not a single lip seal.




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YamaDooed wrote:

For the marine application you want to make sure its a double lip seal not a single lip seal.
The cheap ones and more expensive ones I'm looking at for boat trailer are both double lip seals. I believe the seals on my travel trailer are double lip as well, if I remember correctly.

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For your boat and TT insist on “double lip seals with the garter spring” regardless of which good old USA brand they are the best!


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