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Good plan to check them out. Did the same thing before I headed down to Amistad. If the bearings are like any vehicle you want a little play so that there is no drag.

You ever repack wheel bearings on a vehicle? Once the nut is driven down onto the bearing you shake the assemble and then tighten the nut some more to insure it is seated properly, this is preloading. Once it is seated the nut is backed off just enough so that there is no drag on the bearings and the assemble spins somewhat freely. Turn the spindle and listen. If the bearings are compressed because the nut has not been backed out they will burn out. Align the nut to the spindle and insert the cotter pin.

Sorry just noticed you have a Triton, go to www.ufpnet.com I am betting you have UFP hubs on your trailer.
 

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Per page 2 of the UFP service information PDF for Trailer Buddy Axles by UFP

http://www.ufpnet.com/Portals/0/PDFs/Trailer Buddy GOLD Axle Maintenance.pdf

BEARING CHECK

If the bearings need to be adjusted or replaced, you must contact UFP first. We
will help diagnose the problem and send instructions to assure that the work is
done correctly. Failure to contact UFP before the work is begun may void the
warranty.
Wheel bearings have been precisely torque-set at the factory. To maximize
bearing life, we suggest you check bearing adjustment at least once a year by
following this procedure. Jack up one side of the trailer. Grip the edge of the
tire and see if you can rock or move it. If you can move the outer edge of the
tire more than 1/8”, your bearings need to be re-adjusted.
 
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