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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?

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As mentioned, it's mostly about feel, and things need to be pretty snug so that the bearings engage properly and do their job. You mentioned one wheel spinning 45 seconds longer than the other, and I don't know what that means as far as total time, but 45 seconds sounds pretty long just by itself so I would definitely look at that one again and suspect that it is not tight enough.
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