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    2008 Triton LTWCI Refresh Project

    So I was finally able to get my hands on a Single Triton Trailer. Picked it up for a great price and the frame is in good shape which is all i cared about.

    What will be changed:
    • (2) 6 1/2" Sealed LED Red Oval Trailer lights (Optronics STL22RB)
    • (2) 2 1/2" Sealed LED Red Clearance Lights (Optronics MCL59RB)
    • (1) 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" Sealed LED Clearance Light (Optronics AL191AB)
    • (1) LED License Plate light (Optronics LPL91CB)
    • (2) 5' Carpeted Bunks (CE Smith CE27820)
    • (2) 1500lb 3 Leaf Springs
    • 3" Channel Coupler (Fulton 22300 0101)
    • Safety Chains (Tie Down Engineering 81203)
    • Hub assembly + Wheels/Tires (Will be moved from my other trailer since it is all less than 6 months old)
    • All hardware will be swapped out for 316 Stainless Steel (Purchased from www.boltdepot.com)
    First thing I did was just wash the trailer down and sprayed it with NAPA's Aluminum Brightener. You can see the drastic difference in the pictures. Really cleans up the aluminum. Below are the before pictures.


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    Highly recommend you use Aluminum Brightener if you want to bring back your aluminum trailer with minimal work.
    I ran out so you will not that the picture with the rear view of the trailer will have the aluminum to the left side of the left bunk cleaned up nicely and the middle between the bunks is not.

    From here, I want to polish the frame a bit and clean it up so I will be using Flitz polish and buff ball as I have gotten great results with it and it requires minimal work. I will post more pictures once I get the trailer completely cleaned up and begin to polish.
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    Wow, nice work. I wish I could find a used triton around here.

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    Wow what a coincidence. I just picked up an 07 that's going to need almost the exact same work.

    I just replaced the hubs and new aluminum wheels and tires are on the way.

    after that will be the new springs and updated hardware.

    thanks for the aluminum brightning tip as I was going to post a question about it soon.

    Bought mine for $525, care to share the price you paid for yours?

    I also just sold my four-year-old galvanized for $480.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xspook View Post
    Wow what a coincidence. I just picked up an 07 that's going to need almost the exact same work.

    I just replaced the hubs and new aluminum wheels and tires are on the way.

    after that will be the new springs and updated hardware.

    thanks for the aluminum brightning tip as I was going to post a question about it soon.

    Bought mine for $525, care to share the price you paid for yours?

    I also just sold my four-year-old galvanized for $480.
    I paid $400 and with under $200, it will be a brand new trailer with all new hardware minus axle. I finished my last midterm yesterday so I will finally get back on the trailer to finish it and swap the ski over. I will post a picture of 3 sections: One will be without anything, the other will be with just aluminum brightener and the the last one will be with aluminum brightener and then hit with Flitz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericruiz911 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Xspook View Post
    Wow what a coincidence. I just picked up an 07 that's going to need almost the exact same work.

    I just replaced the hubs and new aluminum wheels and tires are on the way.

    after that will be the new springs and updated hardware.

    thanks for the aluminum brightning tip as I was going to post a question about it soon.

    Bought mine for $525, care to share the price you paid for yours?

    I also just sold my four-year-old galvanized for $480.
    I paid $400 and with under $200, it will be a brand new trailer with all new hardware minus axle. I finished my last midterm yesterday so I will finally get back on the trailer to finish it and swap the ski over. I will post a picture of 3 sections: One will be without anything, the other will be with just aluminum brightener and the the last one will be with aluminum brightener and then hit with Flitz.
    sweet deal you got. After I sold my galvanized, I'll be in it for about $300, but it will last forever and be something I can maintain - unlike the "maintenance free hubs" my old trailer had. Those were a ticking time bomb that already blew up on me last year. Good riddance to those

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xspook View Post
    sweet deal you got. After I sold my galvanized, I'll be in it for about $300, but it will last forever and be something I can maintain - unlike the "maintenance free hubs" my old trailer had. Those were a ticking time bomb that already blew up on me last year. Good riddance to those
    I never trust anything maintenance free. I always treat it like every other part. Just like these new 'maintenance free' superchargers on the seadoo. They are probably using better materials and engineered for less wear but it should get maintenance done after a couple hundred hours. Even BMW marks their transmissions as maintenance free. I decided to change the fluid anyways at like 80k and when i saw it and sent it to blackstone, I couldn't believe i waited that long.

    For the trailer, just get a good set up bearings and good grease with buddy bearings and that's it. I have never had a bearing fail on me yet (knock on wood) just by repacking them every so often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardrya View Post
    Wow, nice work. I wish I could find a used triton around here.
    Yep, they are hard to come by for a reasonable price

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    I'll be buying some aluminum brightener today and installing my new wheels/tires. (before and after pics to come)

    Is it OK to spray it over the stickers on the frame or should I take protective measures to cover them?

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    New wheels and tires installed.

    Old galvanized wheels



    New aluminum wheels


    Got a pretty good deal on the new wheel/tire setup from eBay. $89 each w/free shipping. Most places want close to that price for galvanized around here. I happened to be in my local ACE hardware and they had a "new" tire/galvanized wheel and the tire had a date stamp on it from 2006...

    They did not have the aluminum brightener, so I'll pick that up at West Marine this week.
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    Care to share the listing or ebay seller who you bought those rims from? I'd like to buy some.

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