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fishinfootballer3fishinfootballer3 Posts: 48 Deckhand
This is my Banshee Extreme "Paw Paw"

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Ranger Banshee Extreme
God Bless America and No Place Else

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  • phantom1phantom1 Posts: 41 Deckhand
  • phantom1phantom1 Posts: 41 Deckhand
    2010 Ranger Phantom

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  • Ranger Boats HQRanger Boats HQ Posts: 15 Greenhorn
    It looks like you are enjoying your boat and taking great care of it!
  • tailchaser16tailchaser16 Posts: 652 Officer
    Phantom1
    What kind of bearings are those? They look different from the ones on my Ghost.
  • phantom1phantom1 Posts: 41 Deckhand
    Phantom1
    What kind of bearings are those? They look different from the ones on my Ghost.

    I wish I knew..lol I was trying to figure that out myself a few weeks ago. It says they are self lubricating bearings/oil bath, but I can't seem to figure it out, as I can't see cause the cap is black and I haven't felt like removing hubs yet as it's only got 6 months of wear. I can't find a grease or oil fitting.....
    It's a ranger trail trailer and a 2010 model, which is supposed to have self lubed oil bearings... So i assume this is what they are, and won't know until I take the hub assembly apart which kinda sucks, but oh well!! From the looks they look like regular grease bearings!! But we will see!
  • Ranger Boats HQRanger Boats HQ Posts: 15 Greenhorn
    Phantom1
    What kind of bearings are those? They look different from the ones on my Ghost.

    The hubs that are on the 2010 Ranger Trail trailers are The Vault System Hubs that are made by UFP.

    Here is information that comes from the owner's manual for the Hub assembly on the trailer.

    As a minimum general rule, before towing any trailer, make sure to at least check
    the following items on the trailer:
    • Check cold tire pressures. Improperly inflated tires can cause
    catastrophic tire failure
    • Make sure the trailer is level to the ground with both trailer and tow
    vehicle loaded with gear.
    • Make sure your wheel lug nuts are tight. Wheel lug nuts should be
    tightened to a specific torque using a torque wrench (see your owners
    manual). Never use an impact wrench to tighten lug nuts.
    • Be sure the coupler is secured. As insurance, insert the safety hitch pin
    or other locking device into the hole in the coupler to be sure it is
    properly latched and won’t accidentally pop open.
    • Be sure the trailer jack is raised and locked in place. Check that the
    trailer wiring is properly hooked up and working.
    • Be sure the safety chains (or cables) and emergency brake cable (if
    equipped) are in place and properly secured so they won’t fall off.

    RECOMMENDED LUBRICANT
    There is no need for inspection or replenishment of the lubricant. The VAULT
    “Hybrid Lubrication System” uses proprietary Hybrid Oil Lubricant specially designed
    by UFP. At ambient temperatures the oil is thick, with a viscosity approaching
    grease. As the bearing temperature rises during towing, the oil thins out,
    replenishing the bearings with lubricant and dissipating heat. For optimal
    performance, only UFP’s Hybrid Oil Lubricant should be used in this system.

    ADDING / CHANGING HYBRID OIL LUBRICANT
    Adding or changing the lubricant in the VAULT is not necessary or
    recommended for the first five years of service, or ten years with extended
    warranty. All warranty service must be pre-approved by UFP, or the claim will
    not be considered valid. After your warranty period expires, refer to the
    “SERVICE” section for additional instructions.
    Your trailer is equipped with a Trailer Buddy Axle utilizing the VAULT bearing
    protector with specially formulated “Hybrid Oil™” lubricant. The VAULT combines
    the benefits of oil and grease, lubricating and protecting your wheel bearings in a
    sealed pressurized chamber impenetrable by outside elements.


    SERVICE
    The VAULT does not usually require any service. If you believe service is
    required, you must contact UFP prior to performing any work that would be
    covered under warranty.
  • Ranger Boats HQRanger Boats HQ Posts: 15 Greenhorn
    Here is the infomration from your owner's manual for your trailer that may assist you with maintaining your trailer.

    Your Ranger Trail trailer includes TRAILER BUDDY AXLE.

    This system has a number of unique features not found on conventional trailer
    axles. We take care to seal every possible leak point on the front and rear of the
    hub. UFP makes the finest quality axle assemblies available, which are
    designed for long term, trouble free performance. The following information is
    provided to answer questions you may have regarding this product.
    PRESSURIZED SYSTEM WON’T DAMAGE SEALS
    The slight (3-6 psi) pressure the VAULT system generates inside the hub
    chamber WILL NOT damage the inner oil seals. The pressure inside the hub is
    needed to keep water out of the hub chamber when the hub is submerged under
    water during boat launching and retrieval.
    RECOMMENDED LUBRICANT
    There is no need for inspection or replenishment of the lubricant. The VAULT
    “Hybrid Lubrication System” uses proprietary Hybrid Oil Lubricant specially designed
    by UFP. At ambient temperatures the oil is thick, with a viscosity approaching
    grease. As the bearing temperature rises during towing, the oil thins out,
    replenishing the bearings with lubricant and dissipating heat. For optimal
    performance, only UFP’s Hybrid Oil Lubricant should be used in this system.
    ADDING / CHANGING HYBRID OIL LUBRICANT
    Adding or changing the lubricant in the VAULT is not necessary or
    recommended for the first five years of service, or ten years with extended
    warranty. All warranty service must be pre-approved by UFP, or the claim will
    not be considered valid. After your warranty period expires, refer to the
    “SERVICE” section for additional instructions.
    Your trailer is equipped with a Trailer Buddy Axle utilizing the VAULT bearing
    protector with specially formulated “Hybrid Oil™” lubricant. The VAULT combines
    the benefits of oil and grease, lubricating and protecting your wheel bearings in a
    sealed pressurized chamber impenetrable by outside elements.
    Here is information that comes from the owner's manual for the Hub assembly on the trailer.

    As a minimum general rule, before towing any trailer, make sure to at least check
    the following items on the trailer:
    • Check cold tire pressures. Improperly inflated tires can cause
    catastrophic tire failure
    • Make sure the trailer is level to the ground with both trailer and tow
    vehicle loaded with gear.
    • Make sure your wheel lug nuts are tight. Wheel lug nuts should be
    tightened to a specific torque using a torque wrench (see your owners
    manual). Never use an impact wrench to tighten lug nuts.
    • Be sure the coupler is secured. As insurance, insert the safety hitch pin
    or other locking device into the hole in the coupler to be sure it is
    properly latched and won’t accidentally pop open.
    • Be sure the trailer jack is raised and locked in place. Check that the
    trailer wiring is properly hooked up and working.
    • Be sure the safety chains (or cables) and emergency brake cable (if
    equipped) are in place and properly secured so they won’t fall off.

    RECOMMENDED LUBRICANT
    There is no need for inspection or replenishment of the lubricant. The VAULT
    “Hybrid Lubrication System” uses proprietary Hybrid Oil Lubricant specially designed
    by UFP. At ambient temperatures the oil is thick, with a viscosity approaching
    grease. As the bearing temperature rises during towing, the oil thins out,
    replenishing the bearings with lubricant and dissipating heat. For optimal
    performance, only UFP’s Hybrid Oil Lubricant should be used in this system.

    ADDING / CHANGING HYBRID OIL LUBRICANT
    Adding or changing the lubricant in the VAULT is not necessary or
    recommended for the first five years of service, or ten years with extended
    warranty. All warranty service must be pre-approved by UFP, or the claim will
    not be considered valid. After your warranty period expires, refer to the
    “SERVICE” section for additional instructions.
    Your trailer is equipped with a Trailer Buddy Axle utilizing the VAULT bearing
    protector with specially formulated “Hybrid Oil™” lubricant. The VAULT combines
    the benefits of oil and grease, lubricating and protecting your wheel bearings in a
    sealed pressurized chamber impenetrable by outside elements.


    SERVICE
    The VAULT does not usually require any service. If you believe service is
    required, you must contact UFP prior to performing any work that would be
    covered under warranty.
  • phantom1phantom1 Posts: 41 Deckhand
    Here is the infomration from your owner's manual for your trailer that may assist you with maintaining your trailer.

    Your Ranger Trail trailer includes TRAILER BUDDY AXLE.

    Thanks for your feedback on the axle bearing system. On the vaults website pdf's all the vault systems shows black caps that state the bearing system is made by vault. My hubs have a solid black cap which says nothing on them so i'm still not sure I have the vault system. My boat was built for a 2010 tampa boat show, so i'm wondering if ranger used a different system on my trailer, or just used regular grease bearings....I do hope I have the vault system or something similiar!! Maybe they just ran out of caps that says vault system on them...
  • llyonllyon Posts: 4 Greenhorn
    I almost sank this boat. I posted my story in this forum.
  • tailchaser16tailchaser16 Posts: 652 Officer
    The hubs that are on the 2010 Ranger Trail trailers are The Vault System Hubs that are made by UFP.

    There is no need for inspection or replenishment of the lubricant. The VAULT
    “Hybrid Lubrication System” uses proprietary Hybrid Oil Lubricant specially designed
    by UFP.

    ADDING / CHANGING HYBRID OIL LUBRICANT
    Adding or changing the lubricant in the VAULT is not necessary or
    recommended for the first five years of service, or ten years with extended
    warranty.
    All warranty service must be pre-approved by UFP, or the claim will
    not be considered valid. After your warranty period expires, refer to the
    “SERVICE” section for additional instructions.


    SERVICE
    The VAULT does not usually require any service. If you believe service is
    required, you must contact UFP prior to performing any work that would be
    covered under warranty
    .

    HQ,
    I like what I read, but have these Vault Systems been tested in Salt Water?


    Phantom1
    From what I am reading, it sounds like you haven't taken the the rims off yet. Do so asap (yesterday) and lubricate each lug with grease or anti seize. You want them to come off easily when you have a flat on the side of the road at Dark Thirty. Much better to do now in the drive way, with all your tools and a six pack. Don't ask me how I found this out.

    Also, rinse the back of the small carpeted bunks very well after each trip. The ones that are under the boat's Ranger decal in your picture. Do this religiously after every trip as the bolts holding the bunks in place will corrode, dissimilar metals. I now have Pipe Lights and no rear bunks. Much happier, like this as I can see the direction of the empty trailer when backing down and I will never have to worry about fixing my lights. HQ, if you steal my idea, I want royalties.:banana
  • phantom1phantom1 Posts: 41 Deckhand
    Phantom1
    From what I am reading, it sounds like you haven't taken the the rims off yet. Do so asap (yesterday) and lubricate each lug with grease or anti seize. You want them to come off easily when you have a flat on the side of the road at Dark Thirty. Much better to do now in the drive way, with all your tools and a six pack. Don't ask me how I found this out.

    Also, rinse the back of the small carpeted bunks very well after each trip. The ones that are under the boat's Ranger decal in your picture. Do this religiously after every trip as the bolts holding the bunks in place will corrode, dissimilar metals. I now have Pipe Lights and no rear bunks. Much happier, like this as I can see the direction of the empty trailer when backing down and I will never have to worry about fixing my lights. HQ, if you steal my idea, I want royalties.:banana[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for your info I do appreciate it, but I have already pulled the rims as I had to adjust the torsion axles so I could gain a little clearance for the boat to fit in the garage :banghead.... I applied some anti-seize while I had them off. I just didn't pay much attention to the bearings at the time, as it was almost dark and it was the first day I brought it home!! And I always rinse the carpets on the backside as well.... But im sure they will be removed or replaced in time. Also I don't like the idea of the ply-wood on the inside of the fender well...I hope it is marine grade~~
  • Ranger Boats HQRanger Boats HQ Posts: 15 Greenhorn
    In response to your question on the Vault Hub systems. The Vault Hub Systems have been tested in salt water conditions. Therefore, with proper care and maintenace they should do well for you in either freshwateror saltwater environments.
  • Ranger Boats HQRanger Boats HQ Posts: 15 Greenhorn
    Please be assured that the plywood that has been used on the inside of your fender wells on your Ranger Trailer is marine grade plywood.
  • Scottg4001Scottg4001 Posts: 7 Greenhorn
    My 169 Ranger Ghost
  • Ranger Boats HQRanger Boats HQ Posts: 15 Greenhorn
    Guys it looks like you are having fun. It is always great to see our boats in action!
  • BFISHNBFISHN Posts: 5 Greenhorn
    2005 Ranger Ghost 169
  • PtsrhenryPtsrhenry Posts: 255 Deckhand
    2008 RANGER BAY 2300
    RANGER BAY 2300
  • Swetty GhostSwetty Ghost Posts: 1 Greenhorn
    2012 Ranger 184 Ghost
  • Cavanaugh68Cavanaugh68 Posts: 296 Deckhand
    Ptsrhenry wrote: »
    2008 RANGER BAY 2300
    Wish I had this for going along the beaches.
  • DoodledogDoodledog Posts: 27 Greenhorn
    :smiley-computer Doodledog :fishing
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