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  • Ron Buckles
    Hi guys, Does anyone know the size of the wheel bearings on the Mac19 trailer. Thanks, Ron
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 21, 2007
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      Hi guys,

      Does anyone know the size of the wheel bearings on the Mac19 trailer.

      Thanks,
      Ron
    • bramblehedger
      Ron, You don t need to know the size before you go and get new bearings. All you need to do is take the old bearings, and seals if needed, to your local
      Message 2 of 6 , Aug 24, 2007
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        Ron,

        You don't need to know the size before you go and get new bearings.
        All you need to do is take the old bearings, and seals if needed, to
        your local bearing trade counter and they will look them up based on
        the numbers found on the races. They will then supply replacements
        usually from stock and from the most economical supplier or maybe a
        choice of supplier. Bearings bought this way are significantly
        cheaper than getting them from a trailer or motor factor who
        probably don't list them anyway!

        By the way as the trailers are US manufacture you won't find them
        listed anywhere so take the bearings to the trade supplier.

        Also the brakes aren't UK standard either. I searched around and
        found that the brake shoes from a 1966 Ford Mustang were the right
        size, so get your brake shoes from an a American car specialist
        supplier! They are 10" diameter 2 1/4" wide Bendix shoes.

        Best of luck,

        Martin.
        >
      • dee_seas
        ... Sorry Ron, I don t know, but I am interested to find out as I would like to do mine this winter. Come on guys help us out here! Doug
        Message 3 of 6 , Aug 29, 2007
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          --- In macgregor19sailboats@yahoogroups.com, "Ron Buckles"
          <ronbuckles@...> wrote:
          >
          > Hi guys,
          >
          > Does anyone know the size of the wheel bearings on the Mac19 trailer.
          >
          > Thanks,
          > Ron
          >
          Sorry Ron, I don't know, but I am interested to find out as I would
          like to do mine this winter. Come on guys help us out here!

          Doug
        • dee_seas
          ... bearings. ... to ... on ... a ... Hi Martin You have brakes on your macgregor trailer? I don t have brakes on my trailer, anyone else with or without? Was
          Message 4 of 6 , Sep 11, 2007
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            --- In macgregor19sailboats@yahoogroups.com, "bramblehedger"
            <bramblehedger@...> wrote:
            >
            > Ron,
            >
            > You don't need to know the size before you go and get new
            bearings.
            > All you need to do is take the old bearings, and seals if needed,
            to
            > your local bearing trade counter and they will look them up based
            on
            > the numbers found on the races. They will then supply replacements
            > usually from stock and from the most economical supplier or maybe
            a
            > choice of supplier. Bearings bought this way are significantly
            > cheaper than getting them from a trailer or motor factor who
            > probably don't list them anyway!
            >
            > By the way as the trailers are US manufacture you won't find them
            > listed anywhere so take the bearings to the trade supplier.
            >
            > Also the brakes aren't UK standard either. I searched around and
            > found that the brake shoes from a 1966 Ford Mustang were the right
            > size, so get your brake shoes from an a American car specialist
            > supplier! They are 10" diameter 2 1/4" wide Bendix shoes.
            >
            > Best of luck,
            >
            > Martin.
            > >
            >
            Hi Martin
            You have brakes on your macgregor trailer? I don't have brakes on
            my trailer, anyone else with or without? Was this a factory option?
            I bought my '93 used in '96. Thanks for the info on bearings.

            Doug
          • Sean Goodwin
            I bought my 1993 Mac19 two years ago and it came without trailer brakes. My wife was concerned that it would be too heavy for our 1989 Toyota Sunrader
            Message 5 of 6 , Apr 23, 2008
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              I bought my 1993 Mac19 two years ago and it came without trailer
              brakes. My wife was concerned that it would be too heavy for our
              1989 Toyota Sunrader motorhome to stop it, so I had the surge brakes
              added to the trailer for about $600. This included a new axle
              because the shop said the original axle was bent. I didn't see much
              difference before and after the brake installation when pulling with
              the heavy Sunrader, but it it makes it much easier to stop when I
              pull it with my 2005 Passat BioTDI wagon.

              --- In macgregor19sailboats@yahoogroups.com, "dee_seas"
              <Doug_Cox@...> wrote:
              >
              > --- In macgregor19sailboats@yahoogroups.com, "bramblehedger"
              > <bramblehedger@> wrote:
              > >
              > > Ron,
              > >
              > > You don't need to know the size before you go and get new
              > bearings.
              > > All you need to do is take the old bearings, and seals if
              needed,
              > to
              > > your local bearing trade counter and they will look them up
              based
              > on
              > > the numbers found on the races. They will then supply
              replacements
              > > usually from stock and from the most economical supplier or
              maybe
              > a
              > > choice of supplier. Bearings bought this way are significantly
              > > cheaper than getting them from a trailer or motor factor who
              > > probably don't list them anyway!
              > >
              > > By the way as the trailers are US manufacture you won't find
              them
              > > listed anywhere so take the bearings to the trade supplier.
              > >
              > > Also the brakes aren't UK standard either. I searched around and
              > > found that the brake shoes from a 1966 Ford Mustang were the
              right
              > > size, so get your brake shoes from an a American car specialist
              > > supplier! They are 10" diameter 2 1/4" wide Bendix shoes.
              > >
              > > Best of luck,
              > >
              > > Martin.
              > > >
              > >
              > Hi Martin
              > You have brakes on your macgregor trailer? I don't have brakes
              on
              > my trailer, anyone else with or without? Was this a factory
              option?
              > I bought my '93 used in '96. Thanks for the info on bearings.
              >
              > Doug
              >
            • mike fortuna
              I love it. Sounds like typical mechanic exploitation. You didn t need a new axle. You could have just thrown out the boat anchor when you needed extra
              Message 6 of 6 , Apr 26, 2008
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                I love it. Sounds like typical mechanic exploitation.
                You didn't need a new axle. You could have just
                thrown out the boat anchor when you needed extra
                stopping power! Joke. Anyway, one of the big
                advantages of the 19 is how easy it is to tow. I
                towed ours 2000 miles and kept forgetting it was even
                there except sometimes I wondered who was tailgating
                me when I looked in the rear view mirror. When I
                towed a 26x, even behind a Ford Explorer, I was
                constantly afraid the whole boat was going to get away
                from me and fishtail into a 180. I'm waiting for
                someone to post a photo of a 19 being towed behind a
                motorcycle, maybe even uphill.


                --- Sean Goodwin <SeanGoodwin@...> wrote:

                > I bought my 1993 Mac19 two years ago and it came
                > without trailer
                > brakes. My wife was concerned that it would be too
                > heavy for our
                > 1989 Toyota Sunrader motorhome to stop it, so I had
                > the surge brakes
                > added to the trailer for about $600. This included a
                > new axle
                > because the shop said the original axle was bent. I
                > didn't see much
                > difference before and after the brake installation
                > when pulling with
                > the heavy Sunrader, but it it makes it much easier
                > to stop when I
                > pull it with my 2005 Passat BioTDI wagon.
                >
                > --- In macgregor19sailboats@yahoogroups.com,
                > "dee_seas"
                > <Doug_Cox@...> wrote:
                > >
                > > --- In macgregor19sailboats@yahoogroups.com,
                > "bramblehedger"
                > > <bramblehedger@> wrote:
                > > >
                > > > Ron,
                > > >
                > > > You don't need to know the size before you go
                > and get new
                > > bearings.
                > > > All you need to do is take the old bearings, and
                > seals if
                > needed,
                > > to
                > > > your local bearing trade counter and they will
                > look them up
                > based
                > > on
                > > > the numbers found on the races. They will then
                > supply
                > replacements
                > > > usually from stock and from the most economical
                > supplier or
                > maybe
                > > a
                > > > choice of supplier. Bearings bought this way are
                > significantly
                > > > cheaper than getting them from a trailer or
                > motor factor who
                > > > probably don't list them anyway!
                > > >
                > > > By the way as the trailers are US manufacture
                > you won't find
                > them
                > > > listed anywhere so take the bearings to the
                > trade supplier.
                > > >
                > > > Also the brakes aren't UK standard either. I
                > searched around and
                > > > found that the brake shoes from a 1966 Ford
                > Mustang were the
                > right
                > > > size, so get your brake shoes from an a American
                > car specialist
                > > > supplier! They are 10" diameter 2 1/4" wide
                > Bendix shoes.
                > > >
                > > > Best of luck,
                > > >
                > > > Martin.
                > > > >
                > > >
                > > Hi Martin
                > > You have brakes on your macgregor trailer? I
                > don't have brakes
                > on
                > > my trailer, anyone else with or without? Was this
                > a factory
                > option?
                > > I bought my '93 used in '96. Thanks for the info
                > on bearings.
                > >
                > > Doug
                > >
                >
                >
                >



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