V/M Custom Boat Trailers

Bearings & Seals

Bearings
Tapered roller bearings

       Axle                             Inner                        Outer                          Seals
Load Capacity         Cone          Cup          Cone       Cup             Inner & Outer

1500#-2500#         L44649     L44610      L44649    L44610          1" x 1.38"
2900#-3750#         L68149     L68110      L44949    L44610   2.33" or 2.56" x 1.68"
4200#                   L68149     L68110      L68149    L68110   2.33" or 2.56" x 1.68"
5200# (6 Bolt)        25580      25520      LM67048   LM67010       3.38" x 2.13"
2.328"
6000# (6 Bolt)        25580      25520        15123      15245          3.38" x 2.13"
2.441"
7000# (8 Bolt)        25580      25520        14125A     14276         3.38" x 2.13"


*Axle load capacity will vary depending on beam size and overhang.
Grease Seals
Each hub has a rear (inner) seal which keeps grease from leaking out of the back of the hub. The spring-loaded seals used on your axle are the best available for the application. The axle spindles are equipped with permanent, polished stainless steel seal surfaces for the seals to rotate on. By maintaining the grease level, the system continuously lubricates the seal lips. This system should provide up to 100,000 miles of service (many years of use for most trailers) before seals need to be replaced.
Grease Leakage At Rear Seal
Visually check seals periodically. No rotating seal is perfect. It's normal to see a film of oil around the seal area. A slight amount of grease leakage won't hurt anything, but if the leakage becomes excessive it's time to eliminate the problem. This usually means disassembling the hub and replacing the seal.

On axles with drum brakes, you must remove the drum to check the seal condition. If you don't have to add grease to the brake axle, the seal is working properly. On the other hand, if you find you are constantly adding grease or have to add an excessive amount of grease, the seal is probably leaking or the brake is overheating. You should remove the hub drum and check the brake and seal. Grease leakage can't be tolerated on axles with brakes because if grease gets on brake linings the brakes won't help to stop trailer.
Replacing Seals
The hub or hub drum must be removed from the axle and the seal forced out. It is impossible to remove the seal without damaging it. So if you remove it for some reason, plan on replacing it. Because your seals are a high quality design not widely available, you will have to obtain a replacement from VM Trailers.
Trailer Bearing #L44649 for 2500lb-3500lb Axles
Replacement wheel hub bearing #L44649 is used as the outer bearing in most 3500lb axles and the inner and outer bearing on 2500lb straight spindles. This bearing is very common and used throughout the industry with many trailer types. It has a 1.063" inside diameter and fits a L44610 race/cup.

$3.49
Trailer Bearing L68149 for 3500lb Axles
Replacement wheel hub bearing #L68149 is used as the inner bearing in most 3500-4200lb capacity trailer axles. This bearing is used throughout the industry with may trailer types. Its has a 1.378" inside diameter and fits a L68111 or L68110 race/cup.

$3.25
Bearing Race/Cup #67010 for Use With LM67048 Bearings
For use with LM67048 Tapered Trailer Bearings. Common on 5200-6000lb trailer axles.

$1.99
Bearing Race/Cup #25520 for Use With 25580 Bearings
For use with 25580 Tapered Trailer Bearings. Common on 5200-8000lb trailer axles.

$2.98
Trailer Grease Seal for L68149 Inner Bearing
168233TB
Trailer grease hub seal used on trailer axles with up to 4200lb. capacities. This double lip rubber seal is spring loaded and is used with inner hub bearing L68149.
ID = 1.68"  OD = 2.33"  Width = 0.313"

$2.49
Trailer Grease Seal for L68149 Inner Bearing
171255TB
Very common grease seal used on standard 3500lb trailer axles. This double lip rubber seal is spring loaded and is used with inner hub bearing L68149.
ID = 1.71"  OD = 2.56"  Width = .500"

$2.59
Stainless Steel Spindle Sleeve for 1 3/8" Trailer Spindles 
This stainless steel sleeve provides a smooth surface for the grease seal to ride on. Grease seals will last many years because they ride on a permanently smooth, corrosion-proof surface.

$3.95
Bearing Replacement Kit
Kits include 1 inner bearing race, 1 outer bearing race, and 1 cotter pin.
Kit 7006 has inner bearing LM11949 and outer bearing LM67048
Kit 7007 has inner bearing L68149 and outer bearing L44649, Cup L68110 and L44610
Kit 7008 has inner bearing L68149 and outer bearing L44649, Cup L68111 and L44610
Kit 7009 has inner bearing LM67048 and outer bearing 25580

$11.95
Kit #
Bearing Race/Cup #L44610 For Use With L44643/L44649 Bearings
For use with L44649 and L44643 Tapered Trailer Bearings. Common on 2000lb and 3500lb trailer axles. 1.980" inside diameter race/cup.

$1.99
Trailer Wheel Bearing #LM67048 of 5-6K Axles
Tapered trailer wheel bearing designed for high speed use. Industry standard bearing #LM67048 is typically used with 5000-6000lb trailer axles. 1.250" inside diameter bearing, uses race/cup #LM67010.

$3.95
Trailer Bearing #25580 for 5200-8000lb Axles, 1.750" ID
Replacement wheel hub bearing #25580 is used as the inner bearing in most 5200-8000lb capacity trailer axles. This bearing is used throughout the industry with many trailer types. It has a 1.750" inside diameter and fits a 25520 race/cup.

$5.99
Trailer Grease Seal for 1 1/16" Inner Bearing

13194TB
Grease seal used with 2000-2500lb. trailer axles. This double lip rubber seal is spring loaded and is used with inner hub bearing #L44649.
ID = 1.68"   OD = 1.983"

$1.99
Trailer Hub Grease Seal for L68149 Inner Bearing
168255TB
Trailer grease seal is typically used on 3500lb. and UFP 3750lb. trailer axles. This double lip rubber seal is spring loaded and is used with unner hub bearing L68149.
ID = 1.68"  OD = 2.55"  Width = 0.500"

$2.59
Trailer Grease Seal for 25580 Inner Bearing
22333TB
Grease seal used on standard trailer axles with a 1 3/4" ID. This double lip rubber seal is spring loaded and is used with inner hub bearing 25580.
 ID = 2.25"  OD = 3.376"

$4.89
Vault Oil Seal With Double Lip Sealing Ring
UFP#32123

Metal body construciton with Double-Lip rubber seal. For use with the Vault Lubrication System. 
ID=2.560" OD=1.680"
Width=.50"


$3.95
Trailer Bearing Kit, 1 3/8" x 1 1/16: Spindle, L68149/L44649 Bearings
Kit includes: 1 inner bearing: L68149 and 1 outer bearing: L44649, 1 inner race: L68110 and 1 outer race: 44610, 1 spring loaded double lip grease seal (2.33 prior to model year 2002, 2.56 after model year 2002; reinforced spring behind the lip helps retain grease inside the hub and helps protect water and road) and 1 cotter pin.

$14.95
Model Year of Trailer