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Old 05-22-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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1977 Trillium Wheel Hub Replacement

Has anyone replaced the wheel hubs on a 1977 Trillium? I have a 13' and was going to pull bearings and replace and from some info on hear it would be easier (time and money) to just replace the hub. Has anyone done this and do you know what size these original hubs are? Any links to purchase? Is this a DIY type project? Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:57 PM   #2
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Hi I just replaced my hubs. Couldn’t be easier. If your axle is the same as mine, it uses two different sized bearings. I got the hubs at princess auto for $65 each, which is barely double of what just the bearings cost.
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Hi I just replaced my hubs. Couldn’t be easier. If your axle is the same as mine, it uses two different sized bearings. I got the hubs at princess auto for $65 each, which is barely double of what just the bearings cost.
Thank you Brian! Did you have the original axle on it? I will probally just do the same.
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Has anyone replaced the wheel hubs on a 1977 Trillium? I have a 13' and was going to pull bearings and replace and from some info on hear it would be easier (time and money) to just replace the hub. Has anyone done this and do you know what size these original hubs are? Any links to purchase? Is this a DIY type project? Thanks in advance!
It would not be any easier to replace undamaged hubs. The bearings come out separately and must be packed anyway.
Outside races stay in the hub during a repack.
It is a small matter to install races in the new hub which is not necessary with a simple repack.
If you have brakes (not likely on the Trillium) it might be easier, but only if they need resurfaced. Even then, it would likely be cheaper than new drums.
A hand repack is about a three on a DIY scale of ten.
Setting the preload on the bearings is the only part which experience really is a plus.
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If the axle is as old as the trailer (41 years), I would look into replacing the entire axle at once.
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If the axle is as old as the trailer (41 years), I would look into replacing the entire axle at once.
I think at least some of them have leaf springs? No?
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I think at least some of them have leaf springs? No?

As far as I know, the factory only did them as a torsion axle. Though I have seen some owner mods to a leaf spring suspension.
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