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Old 06-25-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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Axle seals...

Since another camp-out was rained out, I pushed the J8 in the garage and tore into a bearing repack. The seals I picked up before hand, of course, were incorrect. So a quick trip back with the old seal netted no matching results.

I know that you should always use new seals, but if the old seals are in really good shape (which upon close inspection, they appear to be)... could they be reused?
Being late on a saturday, the best local trailer parts store is, of course, closed. And of course, Jayco is also closed.

I should mention that I'm really impatient when it comes to putting a project on hold until a weekday (because of a parts issue). This is killing me!
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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I would think auto parts stores would carry the seals? The one I use carries all sorts of bearings and seals.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:19 PM   #3
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I was at a store that sold trailer repair parts. They had several different seal sizes- nothing was even close to this Jayco seal. Nor did they have a hub assembly or bearing & seal kit that had the correct diameter seal in it. Its an odd duck- 1.98 outside diameter (common hub diameter), 1.50 inside (spindle diameter). The spindle itself is just as odd- 1 inch diameter (very common size) but necks up to 1.50 where the seal rides. (Verified with digital micrometer)
I thought (briefly) about going to an auto parts store, but if the trailer place didn't have it....
Guess I'm headed for this next- .
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Our local Napa store has never failed yet. We pack a lot of bearings in our shop and always get the bearngs and seals from them.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:23 AM   #5
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I ended up reusing the old seal, after careful cleaning and inspection, it was found to be in very good shape. I guess it pays to be somewhat delicate when taking stuff apart.
I tried one of our local O'Reillys- no success. No Jayco listing in their RV books, could not match the part number on the seal (through a myriad of seal part number books), and the vin decoder was no good either.
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It wouldn't be under Jayco. Dexter (I think) makes the axles.
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