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Trailer Wheel Bearings and Spin Speed

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I bought a 2nd hand camper trailer recently (simply box-trailer style). Been painting and fixing a couple of things and decided to replace the bearings (trailer is 16 years old and suspect they are original bearings). Replaced races and bearings with Timken bearings on both sides. One wheel spins for longer than the other when jacked up. Probably about 45 seconds longer. Haven't taken for a test tow yet but everything else seems ok. Nuts not tight, no noises, virtually no play in wheels. Should i be worried? Or is this something that will even out with a bit of a run?

Thanks for your help

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I like for them to have just enough end play i can feel it. If you haven't already done so, consider backing the nut of the slower wheel off 1 cotter pin hole then try it. As a final test, after pulling the trailer 3 or 4 miles check both hub temperatures by just feeling of them. If one is too tight it'll be warmer. They should stay relatively close to ambient temperature.
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