Sellers like us often carry two different types of trailer bearing products: bearings and bearing kits. If you’ve never changed your own bearing before, or aren’t entirely sure what you’re looking for, read on to find out which is most suitable for your needs!
Bearings are different than bearing kits because they don’t come with parts for the whole hub. They are cheap, usually between $2 and $6 individually. They often can be bought in bulk, too. If you are simply needing to replace the bearing on your boat, enclosed, cargo, or utility trailer, this is your best option.
If you need to replace the entire hub, you should consider a bearing kit. These kits contain bearings, as well as trailer races, trailer seals, washers, and pins.* They are often priced between $10 and $15, and are labelled by size and requirements the same as an individual bearing.
*Based on bearing kits from Champion Trailers. Contents of kits vary on seller and brand. You should always check to make sure you are purchasing what you need before purchase.
Which do you prefer to purchase when you replace your trailer bearings?