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TruRyde Trailer Bearings and Races Kit Installation

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How to Install the TruRyde Trailer Bearings and Races Kit


Today on our pop up camper, we're going to be installing the TruRyde Bearing Kit part number BK1-150. We'll first begin by removing the four lug nuts that hold the wheel in place. We'll need to first remove the dust cover. To do this we'll tap a screwdriver in between the dust cover and the hub. With our dust cap removed, we'll go ahead and wipe off a little bit of the grease here. We'll need to take the retaining piece right here, it's go tthe yellow on it.

That's what keeps the nut from backing off. We'll go ahead and take our screwdriver, slide it in behind it and work it off. We will be reusing this piece. Go ahead then and back the nut off here. We will be reusing this part too. Then when we slide the hub, we'll pull the flat washer.

This piece will be reused as well. Then the outer bearing will come out. We will be replacing this. There's a race that's pushed in here we'll be pushing those out and putting new ones in. As well as we'll be removing this real seal, the rear bearing, and the rear bearing race. Now we're going to go ahead and use a piece of pipe here to push the old bearing and the seal out the back side.

Here's the old bearing and here's the old seal. We can go ahead and throw these two away as we will not be reusing them. Next we'll need to remove the races. One's here, one's on the back side. We'll go ahead and set it on a couple pieces of wood, and then we're going to use the pipe to push the race out from the back side. Here's what the race looks like removed.

Now we'll go ahead and flip the hub over and remove the other side. Here's what the front side looks like with it removed. You'll notice this little lip here, is built in on this side as well as this side, and that's what actually stops the race from going in too far. Now we'll go ahead and get our new races and push them down into place. Now when putting the new races in, you want to make sure that the tapered side is the side that's up. This flat side here will go in first. Now ideally we would use a bearing race driver, if you have one, but most people don't have this tool. Then you have to resort to using a large socket that lines up with the same diameter as your bearing race. Now you want to make sure that the bearing race is pushed all the way in and up against that lip that we showed earlier. Now we'll go ahead and flip the hub over and put the bearing race in the other side. As you can see here, the bearing race is pushed all the way in, it's up tight against that lip that's in there. Now since these are easy lube hubs, we're going to go ahead and put the grease gun on the zurt fitting here and then we're going to catch the old grease, as we pump out the old grease before we reassemble the hubs. We'lll keep pumping until we see fresh new grease coming out. Since these are easy lube hubs, we'll just go ahead and do a light coating on each of the bearings. Once we've put the spindle and hub part together, we'll then finish packing the bearings by pumping grease through the zurt fitting and forcing it through the hub. Now we'll go ahead and pump a little bit of grease from our grease gun into the palm of our hand, and we'll take our bearing and pack a little bit of grease into it. Next we're going to go ahead and put just a little bit of grease here on the inner race or the back side of the hub on that race. Then go ahead and take our bearing here. You'll notice how it's tapered inward so you want the bearing to match how the angle is on the race. Drop that into place. Next we'll go ahead and take our bearing seal, set it into position. We'll then you use a block of wood to tap it down flush with the backside of the hub. Next we'll go ahead and put a little bit of grease here on the front race as well. Once that's done, we'll also add a little bit of grease to our spindle. Now we'll go ahead and take our hub and slide it onto the spindle. We'll then take our front bearing, slide it onto the spindle. We'll then take the flat washer that we're reusing. Slide that into position. We'll then take our nut and tighten it down as we're spinning the hub. We want to make sure that the hub spins freely but yet there's no real play in it. We'll take the little retainer here that goes on the outside and holds the nut from backing off. This little tab here lines up with the flat portion of the spindle. Next we're going to need to go ahead and pack the bearings by pumping the grease through the zurt fitting here on the end until it comes out the front here. We'll go ahead and slowly pump the grease into the hub. You can see here, the grease is being pushed from the backside through the back bearing, through the front bearing and out the front. When you start seeing the grease come through, that tells you that the bearings have been packed and the center portion of the hub is full of grease. Now all that's left to do is put the dust cover back into place. Then we'll go ahead and use a block of wood so we don't damage it. We're ready to replace our wheel. Now we're not going to put the old wheel and tire back on. This is what came off of it. This customer's purchased some new wheels and tires. This is part number AM30780. Just the tires that we're on the trailer are a little old and starting to dry rot. We're going to go ahead and replace it with a new tire and wheel combo. That's all there is to it. To installing the TruRyde Bearing Kit part number BK1-150 on our pop up camper. .


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