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Beartooth Sled Art

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21 days. 7,536 miles. 3 trailer wheel bearing failures. 1 trailer flat tire. 1 Utah sandstorm. One air raid and/or tornado and/or stop fishing siren. Biblical swarms of Great Lakes insects. One morning packing up camp in a 43 degree sideways rain. Worth it? YEA! We’ve walked the ground where the Road Runner cartoons and Josey Wales were filmed. Rock-hopped across Big Muddy and attended the Beartooth Pass opening weekend party. Saw the sun come up on Superior 90 degrees from where it went down. THREE AWESOME WEEKS!

More to come later but first the FUNNY



It's hard to make out here

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But when we run it through the forums snow-sled track enhancing software







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What's with the trailer wheel bearing failures?
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Bearing failure is common on Bushtec's. On mine I found the inner spacer to be a bit short and that puts a side load on the bearing when tightened up. Single row ball bearings don't like side loads. Haven't had a failure since making new spacers.
Looks like a great trip.
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fjray wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:13 am Bearing failure is common on Bushtec's. On mine I found the inner spacer to be a bit short and that puts a side load on the bearing when tightened up. Single row ball bearings don't like side loads. Haven't had a failure since making new spacers.
Looks like a great trip.

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I couldn't see it in the video, though I had a good idea of what I was looking for. ;)
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Subscribed to this thread, totally!
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*Awesome*...looking forward to the rest of the story!

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Thanks 1911. So cool.
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Subscribed! Anxious to hear more about your trip!!!
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