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Replacement Bearings for 2002 Coachmen Catalina Travel Trailer


is bearing kit #BK2-100 the standard O.E.M. bearings for this rv ?


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Trailer makers don't maintain specs on smaller parts like the bearings used in the hubs they install on their trailers but it is easy to find the right replacement bearings by pulling one hub and removing its bearings to find their part numbers. The photo I linked for you shows the usual appearance of bearing part numbers.

Another way to go is to match the bearings to the axle's weight rating. This weight rating should be included in your trailer documentation or you can sometimes find it on the sticker right on the axle itself. If you can find the axle rating you can then refer to the linked article that lists the most common bearings used for each axle weight rating. In 2002 Coachmen offered 7 different models in the Catalina Series and their weights varied quite a bit. This means the trailer could potentially have 3500-lb or 4400-lb axles.

A 3500-lb axle most often uses bearings # L68149 and # L44649 and these are included in kit # BK2-100, the item you referenced. If it happens that we do not have a kit with all the specific parts you need we can still help you with individual items. All bearings, races and seals are shown on the linked page.

I also linked an article that will help you with the process of packing and replacing the bearings. We also offer bearing packers like # ALL647646 that take some of the mess out of the process, as well as various grease formulations which are noted in the included article on lubricants.

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