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Trailer hub - oil replacement period?
« on: May 13, 2019, 07:52:49 PM »

I have oil filled hubs on my single axle Triton trailer. I have had the boat/trailer since 2011 and have never replaced the oil so far. How often should the oil be replaced and what kind of oil should be used?
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Re: Trailer hub - oil replacement period?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 06:24:07 AM »

There are different Brands of Oil Cooled Hubs, and which one yours is will determine what you have asked.

Mine are the Ranger Cool Hubs that they ran until the new Volt Hubs (think that is the name) came out. With mine they are to be changed Once a Year and with Valvoline 20W50 Racing Oil.

It is a simple procedure to pull the wheel, undo the Plug, turn the Hub over and let it drain. This may take anywhere from a few hours to overnight depending on temp. I'm sure the Shops have a faster way to pull it out.

Once it is drained, turn the hub back upright and fill with new oil. This too will take some time to slowly work into all the areas. I tend to fill the funnel to a point I think is enough and then walk away and come back later and check. I also try to Level the Hub as best as I can while filling. A Tap or Two on the hub will help get the last air out.

I hear the Shops charge about $100 to do it but it is so simple I've never had them do it.
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Re: Trailer hub - oil replacement period?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 10:18:33 AM »

For true oil hubs annual is a good idea but as you've proven it can go longer but I personally wouldn't go over two years. I do put a lot of miles on my trailer though.
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Re: Trailer hub - oil replacement period?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 06:06:09 PM »

Thanks for the info guys. Seems I am well overdue for an oil change.
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