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GaryS1953

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Hi All - I have a 1996 Coachmen Catalina small 5th wheel, 210RB. I'm not particularly mechanical, but for the last couple of years I've repacked my own wheel bearings. Today I had one seize up and come apart, so I need a replacement, and I thought I would replace them all. Trouble is, looking online, I can't figure out how to order them. The old one that I've gotten off is completely destroyed and without a part number. E-trailer only goes back to 2010. Anyone have any ideas who I could order them from that would know what I need?


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Look real close at edge of bearing. Most times there is a name and number. If can't find that, take the races to a trailer parts/repair shop. Note; if you don't tell the bearing it is going on a RV, it will never know. Much more likely to get what you need from a shop that does not fix toilets and stoves. You are looking for trailer parts, not RV parts.

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Pull apart one of the others that's still in good shape and look for the part numbers.

Then, order them from this guy:

Dave Stark
800/409.3632
760.799.2091 - you can send texts to this number
75090 St. Charles Place, Suite B
Palm Desert, CA 92211

He has fast service and very good prices. He ships in USPS flat rate boxes which also saves money. He does bearings and seals.

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etrailer.com or a good auto parts store. 1996 is like brand new in the wheel bearing business. I thought it might be 1950s or prior.


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Napa Auto Parts, local, can often match parts like that and get them from another local Napa if they don't have them in stock. I find they will often carry stuff like this.


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JRscooby wrote:

Look real close at edge of bearing. Most times there is a name and number. If can't find that, take the races to a trailer parts/repair shop. Note; if you don't tell the bearing it is going on a RV, it will never know. Much more likely to get what you need from a shop that does not fix toilets and stoves. You are looking for trailer parts, not RV parts.


Good advice. I googled "wheel bearings", and it gave me Autozone, Advance Auto, NAPA, etc. Get the part number off of the side of the bearing, and take that to any of the above.


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Odds are you can get it at any of the following:
Most larger RV or Trailer stores
NAPA
Auto Zone
Discount Auto
O'Rilley's
And more

Though there may well be a hundred or more different makes of axles.. They tend to all use the same Bearings.

TAKE THE mortal remains (And or a good unit) with you to the store and chat with the parts guy.


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Remove both an inner and outer bearing on one good wheel and clean them off. You don't state where you are currently located, but, find a professional industrial bearing supply company close to you. (Google is your friend) Take the old bearings there and tell them you want new bearings of equal or better quality than the ones you have . . . . . they can help you with getting the right stuff. They will explain your options. (manufacturer, country of origin, ABEC grade, etc.) You and your budget now determine the quality you get, not what happens to be on the shelf. IME, if you find a good vendor, generally, these guys aren't the minimum wage pimple faced millennials that you'll find at national chain auto parts stores. They KNOW bearings. It's what they do. IME, many times, its actually cheaper (and better quality) than going to national chain auto parts stores.

If you are stuck in the boonies, McMaster-Carr can help you by phone, online, and by mail order.

Most roller bearings are very common interchangeable parts, . . . if you know where to look and how to ask for help.

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“Note; if you don't tell the bearing it is going on a RV, it will never know...”

But is that ethical to leave a bearing in the dark?


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JRscooby wrote:

Look real close at edge of bearing. Most times there is a name and number. If can't find that, take the races to a trailer parts/repair shop. Note; if you don't tell the bearing it is going on a RV, it will never know. Much more likely to get what you need from a shop that does not fix toilets and stoves. You are looking for trailer parts, not RV parts.


This and I love the sense of humor! I am fortunate to have a trailer suspension/running gear shop about 10 minutes from my home and they are experts in identifying and providing the right parts.


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