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Dexter Idler Trailer Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs

Dexter Idler Trailer Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs

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Straight trailer axle measures 60" from hub face to hub face and 48" from spring center to spring center. Includes idler hubs - with bearings, races, and seals - for 8" to 12" wheels. EZ-Lube spindles for simple lubrication. Lowest Prices for the best trailer axles from Dexter Axle. Dexter Idler Trailer Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs part number 20545I-EZ-60-10 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Dexter Axle Trailer Axles - 20545I-EZ-60-10

  • 2200 lbs
  • 60 Inch Long
  • Leaf Spring Suspension
  • 5 on 4-1/2
  • 48 Inch
  • Idler Hubs
  • Easy Lube Spindles
  • Dexter Axle

Straight trailer axle measures 60" from hub face to hub face and 48" from spring center to spring center. Includes idler hubs - with bearings, races, and seals - for 8" to 12" wheels. EZ-Lube spindles for simple lubrication.


  • Round axle beam acts as part of your trailer's suspension system
    • Replace an axle on your trailer
    • Fabricate a suspension to fit your application
  • High-strength steel construction
  • Bend in axle creates zero camber angle for even road-to-tread contact across the width of your trailer's tires
    • Best for straight-line acceleration and steady, controlled towing
  • Underslung design - spring seats welded to underside of axle for mounting leaf springs
    • Low ride height makes it easier to load and unload your trailer
  • Straight, EZ-Lube spindles - no drop
    • Built-in grease zerks for simple lubrication
  • Spring seats and spindles are welded on
  • Cast iron idler hubs are sturdy and durable
    • Bearings, races, seals, grease caps, wheel studs, lug nuts, and marine-grade wheel bearing grease included
  • Limited 2-year warranty


  • Weight capacity: 2,200 lbs
  • Hub-face-to-hub-face length: 60"
  • Spring-center-to-spring-center length: 48"
  • Hub bolt pattern: 5 on 4-1/2"
  • Tubing outer diameter: 1-3/4"
  • Spindle size: 1-1/16"
  • Grease cap outer diameter: 1.986"
  • Wheel stud diameter: 1/2"
  • Wheel size: 8" - 12"

Bearing, Race, and Seal Information

  • Bearings
    • Inner bearing: L44649
    • Outer bearing: L44649
  • Races
    • Inner race: L44610
    • Outer race: L44610
  • Seal: 10-60
    • Inner diameter: 1.50"
    • Outer diameter: 1.987"

Axle Dimensions

Hub Face and Spring Center Measurements on Standard Trailer Axle

There are multiple ways to measure the length of an axle beam, but the hub-face-to-hub-face and spring-center-to-spring-center lengths are the most accurate. Hub face (A) refers to the length of the axle measured from the base of one wheel stud to the base of the wheel stud on the opposite side of the axle.

The spring center (B) is the approximate width of your trailer. It is measured from the center of the spring seat on one side of the axle to the center of the seat on the other. This axle beam comes with the spring seats welded on.

If you are replacing your trailer's axle, you should be able to figure out which type you need by determining your trailer's capacity, the bolt pattern of your wheels, the brake type and the aforementioned lengths.

Dexter Axles

Dexter axles are made of high-strength steel and come with spindles and spring seats welded on. The spring seats are attached to the underside of the axle so that the leaf springs (sold separately) can mount beneath the axle. The result of this underslung design is a trailer that rides a bit lower for quick and easy loading and unloading.

Each axle is manufactured to create a certain camber angle. This ensures that the angle of the wheels is correct for your towing needs. Because the primary concern when towing is maintaining controlled, in-line movement, each axle is made so that your trailer's tires will run along the pavement evenly, with contact across the width of the tread. The result is excellent straight-line acceleration for steady, in-line tracking. You might notice the bend near the center of the axle; this is what ensures the proper camber angle. Having the center ride a bit higher and the sides of the axle bent lower allows the axle to give just enough to compensate for the load.

Determining the Bolt Pattern

The first number in the bolt pattern is the number of bolt holes. The second number denotes the diameter, in inches, of the circle on which the bolt holes sit.

Bolt Pattern - Even

On wheels with an even number of bolt holes, measure from the center of one bolt hole to the center of the hole directly across from it. (Example: 8 on 6-1/2 means 8 bolt holes with 6-1/2" from the center of one hole to the center of another on the opposite side.)

Bolt Pattern - Odd

To determine the bolt-circle diameter on wheels with an odd number of bolt holes, measure from the center of any bolt hole to the point halfway between the two bolt holes directly across from the first. (Example: 5 on 4-1/2 means 5 bolt holes with 4-1/2" measured to a point halfway between the opposite bolt holes.)

Bolt Pattern - Side

Measuring the distance (D) from the center of one bolt hole on the wheel to the center of a bolt hole right next to it can also help to determine the bolt pattern.

  • If D = 2-5/8", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-1/2"
  • If D = 2-3/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 4-3/4"
  • If D = 3", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5"
  • If D = 3-1/4", then the bolt pattern is 5 on 5-1/2"

T20BTR-EZ-6048 Dexter Replacement Axle Beam - Easy Lube - 60" Hub Face - 48" Spring Center - 2,200 lbs

8-259-5UC1-EZ Dexter Easy Lube Trailer Hub Assembly for 8" to 12" Wheels - 2,200-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - L44649

L11402 LubriMatic Marine Trailer Wheel Bearing Grease - 14 oz. Cartridge

Customer Reviews

Dexter Idler Trailer Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs - 20545I-EZ-60-10

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (247 Customer Reviews)

Straight trailer axle measures 60" from hub face to hub face and 48" from spring center to spring center. Includes idler hubs - with bearings, races, and seals - for 8" to 12" wheels. EZ-Lube spindles for simple lubrication.

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

Really good solid axle... I needed the mounting tabs moved and had a metal fabricator do the work for $20.00. This was used on an old boat trailer that I turned into a utility trailer. Also swapped out the springs with ones purchased from etrailer too. To complete the package I ordered (3) 165/65-8 trailer tires. The trailer tows straight and hauls everything I've ever needed to.

This axle and springs are perfect for what I was looking to accomplish. Trailer tows straight and true and has saved me with large items on several occasions. I no longer have to drive 45 minutes to borrow a truck to haul stuff...
Honest E - 05/02/2017

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

Arrived in good shape eventhough the axel was sticking through the end of the box.

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

This product is everything promised. The wonderful salesperson on the other end of the telephone, (Jean P.) made sure that everything went smoothly. The parts were complete and well packaged for shipping. The order even arrived a day early! I cruised all of my local stores (no one had the right combination of parts) and the internet (companies not responding to requests for information) for a week before settling on etrailer.com and I then placed my order within 1 minute of making the phone call to them. They had and knew exactly what I needed. Great Job guys!

I use this trailer nearly everyday hauling all sorts of combinations of weights and lengths of lumber and household items. The axle has held up very well and has become the least of my concerns when on the road. Ive recommended the company many times over the course of the year and will continue to do so. Again, great job guys!
Tim S - 11/04/2015

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initially had one side that was running warm. i got the axel with the top off capability after packing the bearings with grease. i think it pushed too much in there and i backed off the nut a touch and it has been perfect for the year it's been installed. three 1000 mile trips to the desert and lots of wood hauling and no issues. support agreed with me about not forcing too much grease in there and told me to back the nut off. forgot to say that,

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

I bought a axle, springs wheels, hubs etc. to build a utility trailer, I inadvertently had ordered incompatible hubs for the selected axle the person filling the order noticed this and contacted customer service to alert them of the issue who then called me to correct the problem. This saved me the time and expense of returning the part and delaying the project. great service, attentive, knowledgeable employees and great products. Thanks E trailer.

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

The illustration shows the hubs and bearings installed. Not so! The bearings, hubs, lug nuts, and dust covers were all packed together - both sets in one box. Both dust covers were badly bent - they would work, but your new installation would look shoddy. Luckily, the bearings and seals did not appear damaged.

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

Good quality axle assembly. Went together great. It’s nice that etrailer has info on web site with dimensions. It would be really nice if they had downloadable dfx or AutoCAD drawings available since I do all of my design I. AutoCAD.

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I replaced my trailer axle on my 4 x 8’ Harbor Freight trailer. After a year the axle looks and performs like new.

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

Easy assembly and installation. Very happy with the kit.

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

Excellent, excellent company Judy was through the roof with support! I had to return my original order and she was able to walk me through what I needed to get me the correct parts and fast! Also took care of the return, all I had to do was print the label and drop it off. Look forward to doing business again. The parts are good too...

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

Good products,prices! Great communication, and shipping. Items were delivered as I was starting to weld my trailer frame together. I will use etrailer for my further parts needs. Great job!!

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

Excellent product. I’ve used etrailer for several trailer projects and you can’t find better service anywhere. This is a 5 star business that you can trust.

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good item good price...

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

Exactly as it was advertised

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This is my second order from the etrailer.com. The items that I have ordered from them are exactly like they are described. And this replacement axle is a perfect fit for my small kit utility trailer. I'm looking forward to using the EZ-lube feature next year. It was also very simple to pack the bearings for the first time. Etrailer.com is my go to source for trailer parts, I have already recommended them to other people for parts, and will do so in the future.

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

I bought an axle for my tool trailer. So far so good. I'm glad I bought your higher quality USA made unit.

- 20545I-EZ-60-10

Staff was very helpful in determining exactly what I needed and everything was packaged properly and came intact. Thank you for your help!

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Everything was as described. Works grea t!

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Everything was as described and very high quality.

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On time and as described, thanks

- 20440I-EZ-60

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After years of hauling firewood my Harbor Freight Trailer Axle fatigued and cracked. The Dexter Axle from etrailer got me back on the trail. Welded leaf spring seats on the opposite side of the axle at a spacing of 46.5 inches. The wheels stick out an additional 3/4 inch per side. The trailer now rides like a Cadillac. Very excited about putting my faithful trailer back in service, with a serious axle underneath that I have confidence in. The folks at etrailer very helpful and responsive. Thanks

Wonderific! Hauled camping gear up to Lake Tahoe 600 miles round trip, including my 5000 watt generator. Even had a big bear jump in the back to inspect that load when I arrived. The dexter turned the trailer into a very reliable and road worthy hauler. Since installing, made many trips up in Sierra to haul firewood and its been flawless!
Carl Z - 09/03/2021

- 20545I-ST-60-15

Review from a similar EZ Lube Axle w Idler Hubs in Trailer Axles

Product seems to be built well. I was missing a set of outer bearings that I had to get from a local tractor supply due to time constraints. They were missing when shipped to me. I have been happy so far with this product as I have pulled my home built teaardrop on it. I have traveled over 3k miles with it as well as a tire set I purchased from etrailer. Contender ST205/75R15 Radial Tire w 15" Good sturdy wheels and tires and they look good in person.

These products have been working out awesome so far after a year. I have taken a lot of trips and ordered other items. I am a happy customer and recommend this site to people I show my tear to.
Steve - 06/02/2021

- 20545I-EZ-60-15

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I purchased a number of products from etrailer and I am very pleased with them all. The shipper lost my axle. When I contacted etrailer customer service, they handled my problem quickly and I had a replacement axle in a couple days. Well done! The products were all of high quality and the assemble was much easier as a result. I have attached a few pictures of the build for those interested. Thanks etrailer for your great products and service!!

I love these springs. The trailer is well supported and rides perfectly on the road. The trailer has performed better than my expectations. The products I purchased are all performing perfectly. When I build my next trailer, I will get all my assemble products from etrailer.com
Jim D - 01/02/2021

- 20545I-ST-72-15

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I recently purchased a 1997 Pacific boat trailer, 2,000 lb capacity. Installed new lights, spare tire carrier, and tongue jack two months ago. Decided I may as well replace the wheel bearings and seals only to discover the spindles had deep gouges from the seals or material between the seal and spindle shaft. The right side (as viewed from the rear) even had a deep gouge in the seal area from who knows what. Surprisingly, the wheel bearings were fine. My initial intention was to use what is called a "speed sleeve" to repair the seal contact area on the spindle, in addition to replacing the wheel bearings. The bearings were an odd size, thus somewhat expensive. Cheaper to replace the hubs but with the "speed sleeves", would come out to nearly $200, notwithstanding my labor. To the rescue, etrailer! I measured my existing axle per the directions from the staff and ordered a replacement axle with hubs and a U-bolt kit for nearly the same price. Shipping was surprisingly fast given current events and a brand new axle and associated parts were delivered last night (8 April, 2020). I've replaced wheel bearings before but have never replaced a trailer axle, so I was initially somewhat intimidated by the job. I jacked the trailer up to remove the wheels and used jack stands to ensure it would remain that way while I proceeded to remove the old axle. The u-bolts (not quite a U given the square axle) were not too bad to remove. I used copious amounts of WD-40 on the threads and an adjustable wrench did the rest of the work. I was going to use an air ratchet but did not have enough clearance and did not wish to risk raising the trailer any further. The old axle came out fine and was a bit heavy, around 50 lbs by my reckoning. Given the service life of 23 years, I'd say it did a good job (it was the original axle). Interestingly, the new axle weighed a good 10 - 15 lbs lighter... The new axle went in fine, although due to the camber, which the original axle did not have, it took a bit of "squeezing" to get the holes on the spring seats. Nothing terrible, and my initial measurements were correct. I did not take photos of the bearing and seal installation process as my hands had a fair amount of grease on them but if you follow the instructions, it is relatively simple. Make sure you "cup" the outer bearing area with grease in your palm to force it between the rollers. You will know when you have enough as it will be pushed between the rollers on the other side. Take a look at some [online] videos if you have never seen it done before. I believe there is a video on the etrailer website. I used a short piece of 2x4 to install the seals and they went in without fanfare. I would recommend wiping a thin film of grease on the seal seating area of the hub prior to seal installation. Installing the hubs was relatively straight forward, I seated the bearings while rotating the hubs to the recommended 50 ft/lbs. Then backed off WITHOUT rotating the hub, finger tightening, and installing the locking clips, which I have never seen before as I typically use cotter pins. I installed the wheels and will be installing my "Bearing Buddies" later this afternoon. All told, the job took me approximately 2 1/2 hours, maybe 3. I took my time and did my best to ensure it was a safe evolution given that the trailer had to be raised enough to allow axle replacement. I will re-torque the u-bolts after some use and will probably re-seat the bearings as well. The price on the new bearings and seals is a significant improvement over what had come standard with the trailer. Tools used were a 3/4" socket and 3/8" drive ratchet, 10" adjustable wrench, 1 1/2" socket and 1/2" drive torque wrench, 1/2" socket for the new u-bolts, a soft faced hammer to remove the "Bearing Buddies", (2) jack stands, and standard floor jack. Paper towels were most helpful during the bearing greasing and installation process... If you have never done this before, like me, I can assure you it was relatively straight forward and I'm sitting here somewhat proud of myself... Kudo's to the staff at etrailer!

- 20440I-ST-60

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so far so good, just did a shake down test, all good. The trailer went straight and true. Now just waiting on my other order to come in so I can put some weight on the truck and trailer for the real test.

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  • Can the Axle or Spindles be Replaced on a 1,000 Pound Harbor Freight Trailer
    I do have a solution for you but we have only the most common size straight axles. Also you may be able to remove the spindles on your current axle but any new ones would have to be welded on by a professional with experience with this kind of trailer work. What I recommend is to use Timbren Axle-less system # A12WS545. You would use this set in place of a traditional axle and leaf spring suspension. The benefits are better ground clearance, less maintenance, and much fewer parts that...
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  • Recommended Leaf Springs and U-Bolt Kit for New Trailer Axle
    The Dexter Idler Trailer Axle w/ Hubs # 20545I-EZ-60-10 referenced in your question is a 2,200 pound axle. In order to choose the correct size leaf springs, I recommend measuing the length of your existing/previous set. For example, the 3-Leaf Double-Eye Spring # SP-219275 has a length of 25-1/8 inches from the center of spring eye to the center of spring eye. You will want to get as close as you can to the length of your previous leaf springs, keeping in mind that they may have stretched...
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  • Will Slipper Springs be Installed Above or Below New Dexter Axle
    If you are installing the Dexter Idler Trailer Axle w/ Hubs # 20545I-EZ-60-10 with the U-Bolt Kit # APUBR-10 on your Harbor Freight trailer you will install the slipper springs, either # SP-039275 or # SP-179275, below the axle like in the linked installation video. This axle will work as a replacement, though I do recommend verifying your current axle has the same 48" spring-center-to-spring-center length and 60" hub-face-to-hub-face length.
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  • Parts Needed to Modify 4 x 8 Utility Trailer to 5-Lug Hubs and Larger Wheels and Tires
    It is possible to change out your trailer axle, hubs, wheels and tires to different/larger types but do note that replacing the axle and hubs will not necessarily increase the trailer's capacity to carry weight. Actual trailer weight capacity is a function of many factors including the axles, hubs, wheels and tires, but also the trailer's frame and decking. Redtrailer's website shows at least five different 4 x 8 trailers so before you replace any parts you'll want to contact them with...
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  • Replacement Axle That is 60 Inches From Hub Face to Hub Face
    While we do not make the axles and just sell them, we do carry some axles which measure 60 inches from hub face to hub face and 48 inches from spring center to spring center (the next shortest is 72 inches). You have options depending on if you want the axle to come with idler hubs or no hubs, standard or EZ-Lube spindles, and a 2,000 lb or 2,200 lb capacity. For example, the Dexter Idler Trailer Axle # 20545I-EZ-60-10 has EZ-Lube spindles, idler hubs with a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt...
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  • 2,200 lb Rated Trailer Axle Compatible with 15 inch Wheels
    The wheel mounting flange of the part # 20545I-EZ-60-10 is too small for 15 inch wheels. You would need to get this axle # 20545I-EZ-60-15 that comes with hubs compatible with 15 inch wheels.
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  • Recommended Axle and Leaf Springs for a Harbor Freight 4x8 Foot Folding Trailer Model 90154
    I recommend # 20545I-EZ-60-10 Dexter Idler Trailer Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs. I like this axle because of the EZ-Lube simple lubrication. You will also want to pick up a U-Bolt Kit # APUBR-10 for mounting your axle. Please check out the attached installation video for additional info. I was able to track down the specs for your trailer on-line and found that it uses slipper springs, so you'll want to go with one of the following. Choose...
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  • Parts Needed to Move the Spring Seat of the Dexter Axle part # 20545I-EZ-60-10
    The axle part # 20545I-EZ-60-10 that you referenced has a 1-3/4 inch diameter and the # K71-384-00 is designed for a 2-3/8 inch axle so that would not work. What you could use is the # TRSS175 as it is a spring seat confirmed to work on this diameter axle. For a U-bolt kit you would want part # APUBR-10. You should have no problem using your current leaf springs with this axle as well.
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  • Difference Between Dexter Trailer Idler Axle 20545I-EZ-60-10 and 20545I-EZ-60-15
    The difference between the Dexter Trailer Idler Axle part # 20545I-EZ-60-10 and part # 20545I-EZ-60-15 is that the former is compatible with wheels from 8"-12" and the latter is compatible with wheels from 13"-15". The surface area on the hub is larger on the latter option which is why it is compatible with larger wheels but aside from this they are the exact same.
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  • Replacement Trailer Axle for a Jon Boat Trailer with 49 Inch SC and 60 Inch HF
    If the distance between the center of the bolt holes on your spring seats measures to be 48" apart then you can use the Dexter Idler Trailer Axle w/ Hubs part # 20545I-EZ-60-10. This axle is 60" long and has a 2,200 lb capacity. It comes with ready to use idler hubs that have a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern. The axle also has EZ-lube spindles which as the name states makes for easy preventative maintenance. If the distance between the center of the bolt holes on your spring seats do measure...
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  • Can Trailer Weight Capacity Be Increased by Changing the Axle
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  • Can 4 Lug 8" Wheels and Tires On Harbor Freight Trailer Be Upgraded To 5 Lug 12" Wheels and Tires?
    Since the axle on your Harbor Freight 4' x 8' Utility Trailer currently has hubs that have the 4 lug bolt pattern you will need to at a minimum change the hubs to one that uses the common 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern. To find the correct replacement hub you will need to determine which bearing combination your axle uses but I will say that the harbor freight axles typically use bearings that are not common and are not compatible with any replacements. You will need to remove one of your...
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  • Recommended Axle with Hubs and Wheel/Tires for Old Trailer
    The pilot hole size is what makes the wheels difficult to match. We have a few options for 5 lug wheels but they all have the 2.81 inch pilot hole in the center. I recommend changing out your axle as you stated to the Dexter Idler Trailer Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs # 20545I-EZ-60-10. This has 48 inch on center spring seats. It also has the hub assemblies and spindles with the EZ-Lube for easy maintenance. Then I recommend the Kenda 215/60-8...
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  • Does Dexter Trailer Axle Part # 20545I-EZ-60-10 Come with Washer and Spindle Nut
    Yes, the castle nut, lock washer, and washer are included with the Dexter trailer axle part # 20545I-EZ-60-10 that you referenced.
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  • What is the Right U-Bolt Kit for Dexter 2200 Pound EZ Lube Axle T20BTR-EZ-6048
    Trailer axle # 20545I-EZ-60-10 does not come with the u-bolts but they are available, # APUBR-10. The related parts on the right hand side of the product page shows this and the other possible accessories you may need. The axle does come with the sprint seats and spindles already welded on.
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  • Could Spring Seats of Trailer Axle 20545I-EZ-60-10 be Moved
    We don't have any 60 inch axles that have the spring seat dimensions where you need them as we only carry a select few axles at this point. To get what you need would require you to either order a custom axle locally or have the seats of the part # 20545I-EZ-60-10 moved.
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  • Trailer Axle Recommendation Where Trailer has 48 inches Between Spring Seat on Center
    An axle like the part # 20545I-EZ-60-10 will technically fit your trailer since the spring seat dimensions are the same, but each wheel on your trailer will set out an additional 1/2 inch compared to the old axle. Most likely that wouldn't be a problem but you would still need to check fender clearance if applicable.
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  • Selecting Axle and Suspension Components to Build a Utility Trailer
    We do offer trailer axles, hub/bearing kits and various suspension components for trailers. We also offer kits that include an axle and hubs, such as the 60-inch Dexter 2200-lb axle with Idler Hubs, part # 20545I-EZ-60-10. We do not offer any all-inclusive trailer building kits since the variety of components needed could have so many different combinations. At right you will find links to our main product pages for axles (some of which include hubs), hub-and-drum assemblies (for trailer's...
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  • Choosing the Correct Axle for my 7 x 16 Cargo Trailer.
    To find the correct replacement axle it is very straight forward. You want to know the Axle weight rating. This is going to be on the sticker found on the cross tube of the axle if this is not present measure the axle tube diameter and that can help us identify it. Then you want two measurements. The first is the hub face to hub face. So the measurement between where the the rims touch the axle hubs. The second is the distance center to center on the spring seats. Or where the springs meet...
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  • Axel Flip Lowes 5 x 8 utility trailer
    Yes we can get over or under slung axles. It would be very similar to the Dexter Idler Trailer Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs part # 20545I-EZ-60-10 but you would have them custom make it with the spring perches on the other side. You can also simply have them switched. Getting the Dexter Idler Trailer Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs part # 20545I-EZ-60-10 above and the Spring Seat for Typical 3,500-lb,...
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  • Replacement Axle for a 1,800 Gross Trailer Weight Boat Trailer
    For your trailer I recommend axle # 20545I-EZ-60-10. It is rated for 2,200 pounds and comes with hubs. Hubs will be needed because the spindles on it use the same size bearings for the inner and outer which is different than the hubs you currently have. This is an EZ Lube axle meaning there are grease fittings at the ends of the spindles so adding grease is easy. I am willing to bet that your hub face to hub face measurement is 60 inches and the spring seat centers are 48 inches....
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  • How to Adapt CE Smith Trailer Axle Kit CE33201GA-HUB for 55-1/2-Inch Spring Spacing
    We do not have axle kits with a 55-1/2-inch spring center spacing but you can still use an axle like # CE33201GA-HUB so long as it is rated properly for your application simply by having two steel spacers like # 01077-011 welded at the appropriate positions on the axle tube. You may just need to enlarge the holes to match the size of the nuts on the spring stacks before you have them welded on. It is not a good idea to drill new holes in the axle as this could reduce its capacity. This...
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  • Replacement 5-Lug Trailer Wheels for 1978 Lextra Tent Trailer
    In your 5.30-12 tire size we offer six combination wheels/tires in a 5-lug pattern, all in the 5 on 4-1/2 pattern, one of 4 different 5-lug patterns available. These products can be seen on the link provided. I was not able to find specs for your 1978 trailer to confirm its bolt pattern but the linked article will show you how to tell what you have. It sounds like you may have hub-centric Considering the age of the trailer, particularly its axles and hubs, you may want to consider replacing...
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