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    Erde 450kg single Bike trailer maintenance

    Lovely day out here, so I thought I'd get my trailer out and check it

    The hubs appear to be sealed

    I looked at the info on the Erde site and it says that the hubs/bearings are "sealed for life"

    has anyone had a bearing go?
    paragon

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    No experience of the Erde hubs, but found this:

    https://www.westerntowing.co.uk/acat...-Bearings.html


    It would appear expensive to replace the hub for a bearing renewal?

    Good practice to replace your hub bearings every 5yrs at least (cos the bearings cost shag-all, and collapse/seizure on a motorway will seriously spoil your day)

    Al
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    Lovely day out here, so I thought I'd get my trailer out and check it

    The hubs appear to be sealed

    I looked at the info on the Erde site and it says that the hubs/bearings are "sealed for life"

    has anyone had a bearing go?
    Yes, I had a bearing go on my way to Wales, luckily I always carry a set of spares. I now replace the bearings every 18 months, easy to do and relatively cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
    No experience of the Erde hubs, but found this:

    https://www.westerntowing.co.uk/acat...-Bearings.html


    It would appear expensive to replace the hub for a bearing renewal?

    Good practice to replace your hub bearings every 5yrs at least (cos the bearings cost shag-all, and collapse/seizure on a motorway will seriously spoil your day)


    Al
    I think a new hub, (sealed unit with bearing) for a Erde 450kg trailer is about £60 - including the bearing - worth buying one to carry with me
    paragon

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    Just got a reply from Erde - new hubs are £76 + £12 delivery ........ I suppose not that cheap if you don't need one
    paragon

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    Just got a reply from Erde - new hubs are £76 + £12 delivery ........ I suppose not that cheap if you don't need one
    Ebay item #322763896193

    £54.99 plus postage of £4.95 (to UK)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Masters View Post
    Ebay item #322763896193

    £54.99 plus postage of £4.95 (to UK)
    Thanks Greg

    not coming up when I search the item number, probably me!!
    paragon

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