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    Triton Trailer Bearing Maintainence ?

    Triton WCII Elite trailer

    Triton's site says their bearing system is designed to push the old greese out the back when new is pumped in, thus eleminating the need to clean out the old greese.

    Question-- so does this mean that if I frequently add a few shots of new greese, I shouldnt have to remove and repack the bearings ?

    Comments on when to replace them ?

    Anyone have an online source of bearing kits/spare hubs for it ?


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    I don't think there is a need to repack the bearings with their "sure lube" system. I have always just given mine a few squirts of grease now & then & have at least 10K miles on my LT with the original bearings that have never been repacked.

    I couldn't find any online suppliers for their bearing kits. I bought mine from Riva because they are the Triton dealer closest to me. There is a list of dealers on their site. Just don't expect to get them fast. I think it took 5 or 6 weeks for mine to arrive.

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    It should not take that long. I have them in stock. Call me if the dealer does not STOCK them.

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    Triton Trailer Bearing Maintainence ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piney View Post
    Triton WCII Elite trailer

    Triton's site says their bearing system is designed to push the old greese out the back when new is pumped in, thus eleminating the need to clean out the old greese.

    Question-- so does this mean that if I frequently add a few shots of new greese, I shouldnt have to remove and repack the bearings ?
    I like to jack the wheel off of the ground so that I can spin it while adding grease, then keep pumping until the grease coming out changes color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capndik View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Piney View Post
    Triton WCII Elite trailer

    Triton's site says their bearing system is designed to push the old greese out the back when new is pumped in, thus eleminating the need to clean out the old greese.

    Question-- so does this mean that if I frequently add a few shots of new greese, I shouldnt have to remove and repack the bearings ?
    I like to jack the wheel off of the ground so that I can spin it while adding grease, then keep pumping until the grease coming out changes color.
    in a normal scenario, but this [sure lube] thing is not a normal scenario. The grease never comes out, instead stays inside the axle, weird, but its the way it was designed.
    Last edited by K447; 01-27-2013 at 12:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by capndik View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Piney View Post
    Triton WCII Elite trailer

    Triton's site says their bearing system is designed to push the old greese out the back when new is pumped in, thus eleminating the need to clean out the old greese.

    Question-- so does this mean that if I frequently add a few shots of new greese, I shouldnt have to remove and repack the bearings ?
    I like to jack the wheel off of the ground so that I can spin it while adding grease, then keep pumping until the grease coming out changes color.
    in a normal scenario, but this [sure lube] thing is not a normal scenario. The grease never comes out, instead stays inside the axle, weird, but its the way it was designed.
    Mike, I have a 2013 Triton, had a 2009 Triton, and a friend has a 2011. All of them were Elite WC-2s, had the sure lube system, and had the grease weep hole on the back of the spindle.

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    I have a 2009 Loadrite with the Sure Lube system with the weep hole in the spindle-- love it.

    The instructions I got with it said that you can flush all the "old" grease out by pumping in 7 ounces of new---i put a few pumps of grease in a couple times over the summer.

    I do flush out all the old grease every fall--- i dont know how to measure 7 ounces out of my manual grease gun so i pump til the grease coming put of the spindle hole changes color. I did some web searches when i first got the trailer and there are folks who've been using the sure lube hubs for 12-15 years and never taken their hubs off and manually repacked their bearings--still going.

    There are several other brands of similar systems like Super Lube hubs that you pump the grease completly thru the bearings that don't have the spindle weep hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh3ides View Post
    I don't think there is a need to repack the bearings with their "sure lube" system. I have always just given mine a few squirts of grease now & then & have at least 10K miles on my LT with the original bearings that have never been repacked.

    I couldn't find any online suppliers for their bearing kits. I bought mine from Riva because they are the Triton dealer closest to me. There is a list of dealers on their site. Just don't expect to get them fast. I think it took 5 or 6 weeks for mine to arrive.
    Just an FYI. My local dealer just down the road stocks the bearing kits. I also live 40 miles from the Triton factory......

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    Quote Originally Posted by capndik View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikegp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by capndik View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Piney View Post
    Triton WCII Elite trailer

    Triton's site says their bearing system is designed to push the old greese out the back when new is pumped in, thus eleminating the need to clean out the old greese.

    Question-- so does this mean that if I frequently add a few shots of new greese, I shouldnt have to remove and repack the bearings ?
    I like to jack the wheel off of the ground so that I can spin it while adding grease, then keep pumping until the grease coming out changes color.
    in a normal scenario, but this [sure lube] thing is not a normal scenario. The grease never comes out, instead stays inside the axle, weird, but its the way it was designed.
    Mike, I have a 2013 Triton, had a 2009 Triton, and a friend has a 2011. All of them were Elite WC-2s, had the sure lube system, and had the grease weep hole on the back of the spindle.
    The Triton trailers with torsion axle have a weep hole on the inside face of the spindle arm. The old grease oozes out this hole and falls onto the ground.

    The Triton leaf spring axles are hollow and the old grease just exits into the core of the axle, where it just stays forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by capndik View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikegp View Post

    in a normal scenario, but this [sure lube] thing is not a normal scenario. The grease never comes out, instead stays inside the axle, weird, but its the way it was designed.
    Mike, I have a 2013 Triton, had a 2009 Triton, and a friend has a 2011. All of them were Elite WC-2s, had the sure lube system, and had the grease weep hole on the back of the spindle.
    The Triton trailers with torsion axle have a weep hole on the inside face of the spindle arm. The old grease oozes out this hole and falls onto the ground.

    The Triton leaf spring axles are hollow and the old grease just exits into the core of the axle, where it just stays forever.
    Ahhhh!! I see!
    I've only ever dealt with the torsion type, and didn't take into consideration the sprung variety!

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