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Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs

Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs

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Straight trailer idler axle measures 72" from hub face to hub face and 58" 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 Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs part number 20545I-EZ-72-10 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Dexter Axle Trailer Axles - 20545I-EZ-72-10

  • 2200 lbs
  • 72 Inch Long
  • Leaf Spring Suspension
  • Idler Hubs
  • 5 on 4-1/2
  • 58 Inch
  • Dexter Axle
  • EZ-Lube Spindles

Straight trailer idler axle measures 72" from hub face to hub face and 58" 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Weight capacity: 2,200 lbs
  • Hub-face-to-hub-face length: 72"
  • Spring-center-to-spring-center length: 58"
  • Hub bolt pattern: 5 on 4-1/2"
  • Hub flange diameter: 5-1/2"
  • 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"


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Video of Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ EZ Lube Hubs Installation

Today on our boat trailer, we're going to be installing the Dexter Idler Axle with EZ Lube hubs. Part# 205451-EZ-72-10. Now, to begin our install, we're first going to go ahead and remove both wheels. Keeping in mind, each process we do here on one side will get repeated identically on the opposite side. If its been a while since you've had the lug nuts off, we're going to go ahead and spray them down with a spray lubricant. I'm also going to go ahead and spray down the Leaf Spring Shackle bolt hardware so the penetrate can start working before we get to actually removing that hardware.

Now, with the wheel off, we need to remove the older manufacturers U-bolts. The easiest way to do that, just to go ahead and cut them off as it will not be reused. To cut them off you can use a Sawzall, torch or even just a cut off wheel for the smaller U-bolts. Now, in some applications, you'll need to remove the spring bolt that we lubricated earlier, so that you can allow the Leaf Spring to come down out of the way to get the axle out. Other applications, you can actually take the axle and slide it out between the Leaf Spring and the frame.

Once you have the old axle out, we're ready to put the new axle in.Now that we've show one style, we're going to go ahead and remove the bolt so you can see what it's like to go ahead and remove the Leaf Spring. When we go to remove this hardware, note some of the bolts will be splined into the shackle. So, we're going to just help hold that bolt in place while we remove the nut. Then we'll drive the bolt straight out. You can see this particular bolt is not splined, so it just came right out.

Once you have the axle out, it's a good idea to check the Leaf Spring to make sure none of the leafs are cracked or broken or it's been excessively overloaded, which you can tell when the strap here is either missing or bent or broken. Also, check the hardware for excessive wear, moving it in and out and up and down. If you take the hardware out and it looks a lot like this one, where it has excessive wear, both here at the bolt head and on the threads, then it's a good idea to go ahead and replace them. Now, because of the excessive wear here in there hardware that we've already taken apart, we're going to go ahead and install the new Eyelet bolt, which you can see also has the serrated towards the top of the bolt so that it will lock into the new shackle strap that is also going to get replaced because of the excessive wear. The new shackle strap, which we'll have one, will slide all the way on and we'll press it into the shackle strap to hold to bolt in place.

A second shackle strap and then a new nut. The nut will thread and lock onto the bolt.Now, here's another style of hardware. We've got the Eyelet bolt and nut, Part# 166081. Along with our Redline TrueRide shackle strap 2-3/4 inch long. Part# TRSL275, replacing the old or existing hardware. This is the actual hardware we'll be using with this application. Now, let's go ahead and finish taking our hardware apart. Again, here you can see the wear of the Eyelet bolt. Next, I'm going to go ahead and put my Eyelet bolt back in the front shackle strap to hold the Leaf Spring in place. Now, with the passenger side here taken apart, let's go ahead and put it back together with our new hardware. Now, with our new upper Eyelet and the rear shackle straps in place, we'll move over to the drivers side and repeat the same process. While our Leaf Springs are down, we'll put the axle in place and then bring the Leaf Springs up and put in the bottom Eyelet bolts. Now it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you raise the Leaf Springs up to the shackle straps and install the new bolts with the axle in place, on top of the Leaf Spring. Here on the axle is going to be the Leaf Spring seat, with a pre-drilled hole in it that will match up with the centering point here on the Leaf Spring. Go ahead and line it up, lock it into place on both sides. Now, with our axle in place, to secure it we're going to use the Redline U-bolt kit, Part# APUBR-10. It will come with the plate, two new U-bolts and the nuts. Put a U-bolt down on top of the axle on the inside and outside of the Leaf Spring pack. Then, on the bottom, we'll line up the plate with the U-bolts. Once we have the plate in place, we'll go ahead and install the nuts on the bottom. Now, with all the hardware in place here on the passengers side, I'll move over to the drivers side and repeat the same process. Now we're ready to start tightening our hardware down. As I tighten down the Eyelet bolts, we're going to want the serration at the head of the bolt to sink into the strap. So, I'm going to help hold it in place while I tighten it down so that it sinks into the metal properly. Now, with the Eyelet bolts tightened down, we'll go ahead and tighten down our U-bolts. I like to runt hem down with an Impact and then check them with either a wrench or a socket and ratchet. As you tighten them down, tighten them down evenly, front to back. Then we'll torque to specifications, as indicated in the instructions. Now, with all the hardware installed here on the passengers side, I'll move over to the drivers side and repeat the same process. Now, in most applications, this is the style hub that will be coming with the axle, but will not be on the axle when ordered. It will come with the hub, two bearings, an inner and an outer, a seal for the inner bearing, a large cap, which will go on the outside, a grease seal will go through the middle for an EZ-Lube axle, and then an inner cap. The new hub will also come with five new lug-nuts. Now with everything installed, we'll go ahead and put our wheels back in place and install the new lug-nuts. Once I have all my lug-nuts in place, we can go ahead and tighten them down. Then we'll set the trailer back down and have some weight on it. We can go ahead and torque to specifications. That will conclude our install of the Dexter Idler Axle with EZ Lube hubs. Part# 205451-EZ-72-10 for our boat trailer today. .


Customer Reviews

Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs - 20545I-EZ-72-10

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

Straight trailer idler axle measures 72" from hub face to hub face and 58" 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.

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Awesome service I received my order in 2 days in NC with free shipping and everything fit perfect I will definitely do service with you guys again thanks a bunch 715509



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Works great! No issues. 621714



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Great axle 483081



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I dealt with Chrystal; very helpful and professional. The trailer parts arrived promptly and in good condition. I would buy from etrailer again. Today I ordered steel and will begin building a 5X8 utility trailer. 453726



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The axel and tires and wheels are excellent. Mostly, the website is an excellent resource for trailer parts. I have recommended the site to others numerous times. DT 424024



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Great service, helped me correct my screw up the first time. Shipping was fast, and the packaging was excellent. The product was exactly what I needed to repair my trailer. 375650



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The product was exactly what I needed to repair my trailer. It was easy to select the right part. Ordering was quick and easy. It was shipped out the same day and I had it delivered the third day. The price was good and the freight was free. 339828


Comments
The axle was perfect. The service great. Instructions were right on. My trailer is like a new on. I an very pleased, excellent would recommend to anyone.
Dennis B - 02/08/2018

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This axle kit made it fairly easy to rebuild my trailer. The pictures show what I started out with for a trailer and what the finished trailer looks like. 329839



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Great service, especially helping me correct my screw up the first time. Shipping was fast, and the packaging was excellent. 260336



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My review has nothing against etrailer. Shipping was great! My issues is about the Dexter axle. I have a 6x8 Tractor Supply trailer and it need a new axle. It had a dexter axle in it and on the label had 58-72. I measured it and it was what it's labeled and ordered a replacement 58-72. I went to install it and the spring perches were not 58. It was about 3/4" shorter than 58". I had to notch the spring perches to be able to center the axle. It all worked out in the end but still a small hassle. 221308



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Fast shipping, worked well 217250



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Product came as ordered. Well packaged with ample covering on both ends of axle to prevent damage during mailing. Came with new castle nuts which I hadn't expected. I emailed a question about installing the bearings and got a quick response with a video attached. Did the trick. Installation was not difficult. I was able to do the install by myself (though they are right that a second pair of hands would have been better). Just recently installed so not enough miles to make a long term judgment as to how axle will hold up, but so far, so good. Would recommend both the product and the support staff. 171258


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    You are going to need to measure your current axles in a few places to get the correct one as we don't have access to what your numbers reference. You will need to measure from hub face to hub face and then from the spring seat centers. You will also need to know what bolt pattern you have on your current hubs. I attached a help article on how to determine this as well. You might have 58 inches between the center of the spring seats based on what you listed like the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10. I...
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  • Replacement Trailer Axle Solution for 2,200 lb Trailer And 5 on 4-1/2 inch Bolt Pattern
    While we don't have a 2,200 lb trailer axle that matches the dimensions you need we do have a similar solution with the Timbren Axle Less kit part # ASR1THDS02 which would give you an axle setup that would fit and also cover the need for new leaf springs as well. These attach directly to the trailer frame and provide an axle setup that gives you great ground clearance. See attached video. So then for a hub that fits this with the 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern you need as well the part...
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  • Converting Tandem to Single Axle Boat Trailer
    The Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs part # 20545I-EZ-72-10 does not come with leaf springs but we do have the correct ones for you as well as the leaf spring hangers, shackle straps, u-bolts, and everything else you need to convert to a single axle. For the leaf spring, I recommend using the 3-Leaf Double-Eye Spring part # SP-219275. For the suspension kit, I recommend the Single-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit for Double-Eye Springs part # APS4. For the u-bolt kit, I recommend the U-Bolt Kit...
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  • Recommended Trailer Axle with 56-1/2 Inch Spring Center Measurement
    The closest standard trailer axle we currently have available to the 56-1/2 inch spring center length you are needing is one like the Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs # 20545I-EZ-72-10 that has a 58 inch spring-center-to-spring-center measurement. Another option you may want to consider is an axle-less suspension system like the Timbren # ASR1THDS03. This system will provide a smooth and quiet ride and can eliminate the need for an axle. The suspension units replace your existing axle...
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  • What is Typical Axle Capcity of 1-3/4 inch Diameter Axle
    1-3/4 inch diameter axles typically have a capacity of 2,000 lbs. If the weight of your ATVs plus the trailer is going to be less than 2k you'd be alright most likely. Is there a reason you couldn't leave the second axle on? Having a second axle will give you more than the capacity you'd need and in the event of a blow out will help prevent losing control of the trailer on the highway or losing cargo. Typical Axle Diameters Based on Axle Capacity - 1,000-lb - 2,000-lb Axles: 1-1/2 inch...
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  • Available Trailer Axles with 72-Inch Hub Face Spacing
    The trailer axles we offer that have a hub-face-to-hub-face spacing of 72-inches are rated for either 2K or 2.2K weight, none higher than that, like # 20545I-EZ-72-10. These kits are offered with or without idler hubs and are shown on the linked page. All have a standard spring seat spacing of 58-inches. If you refer to the linked diagram you can see how these dimensions are measured. I linked our main page for all trailer axle kits. You can sort the results shown by clicking on the...
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  • What are Dimensions Needed to Pick Out Trailer Axles
    The dimensions you listed are the correct ones needed to pick out a trailer axle. You have to base it off the hub face to hub face dimension for overall length and then spring seat center to center dimension for mounting. We don't have exactly what you need as our closest option is the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10 which is off by 1 inch in hub face to hub face dimension and only has a 2,200 lb capacity. Since we only carry a very select few of the axles available you'd need to find a local...
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  • Axle Diameter For # 20545I-EZ-72-10
    The diameter for Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs # 20545I-EZ-72-10 is referred to as tubing outer diameter in the product specifications at 1-3/4". Most axles in that size have the same diameter. I've included video resources for additional inforrmation as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Axle for 6 Foot Wide Trailer
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  • Can Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Be Used on Trailer With Springs that Sit On Top Of Axle
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  • Availability of 73 inch Long Trailer Axle with 58-1/2 inch Between Spring Seats
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  • How To Pick Out Replacement Axle for Trailer
    You are going to need to measure your current axles in a few places to get the correct one as we don't have access to what your numbers reference. You will need to measure from hub face to hub face and then from the spring seat centers. You will also need to know what bolt pattern you have on your current hubs. I attached a help article on how to determine this as well. You might have 58 inches between the center of the spring seats based on what you listed like the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10. I...
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  • Measurements Needed to Pick Out Replacement Trailer Axle
    With the serial number we might be able to track down what you need. Also we don't have an extensive line of trailer axles at this time so we may not have what you need. To pick out the correct axle though you'll need to measure from hub face to hub face and then from the spring seat centers. You will also need to know what bolt pattern you have on your current hubs. I attached a help article on how to determine this as well. You might have 58 inches between the center of the spring seats...
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  • How to Find Correct Replacement Axle For Bandit Galvanized Trailer
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  • Could Dexter Axle Replace 5 x 8 Utility Trailer
    Yes, that would be fine. We don't have any 73 inch axles though. Just a 72 inch like the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10 which has a distance of 58 inches between the spring seats. If the spring seat dimension matches your trailer perfectly this would work great.
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  • 72 inch Long Trailer Axle that is Compatible with 13 inch Wheels
    The hub that comes with that axle is part # 8-259-5UC1-EZ which has a mounting flange that is not compatible with the mounting flange of 13 inch diameter wheels. For an axle of the same specs that can fit a 13 in ch wheel and has the same bolt pattern hub included you would want the # 20440I-EZ-72.
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  • What Type of Hubs Included with Dexter Trailer Axle Kit # 20545I-EZ-72-10
    The Dexter Trailer Axle Kit # 20545I-EZ-72-10 comes with two idler hubs that have a 5-on-4-1/2-inch wheel bolt pattern. The surface of the hub that contacts the wheel, the hub flange, is flat and measures 5-1/2-inches in diameter. Please see the linked image. Idler hubs are free-spinning hubs that do not brake the wheel. These hubs work with wheel diameters from 8- to 12-inches.
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  • How to Determine Required Trailer Axle Weight Capacity and Dimensions
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  • Dimensions for Picking Out Trailer Axles
    You are going to need to measure your current axles in a few places to get the correct one as we don't have access to what your numbers reference. You will need to measure from hub face to hub face and then from the spring seat centers. You will also need to know what bolt pattern you have on your current hubs. I attached a help article on how to determine this as well. You might have 58 inches between the center of the spring seats based on what you listed like the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10. I...
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  • Trailer Axle Recommendation that is 72 inches Long with 58 inches Between Spring Seats
    For an idler hub that matches the dimensions you mentioned of 72 from hub face to hub face and then 58 inch to spring center to center we have the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10 that comes with idler hubs that have a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. As long as you have a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern this axle would work well for you. I attached a help article on how to determine bolt pattern.
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  • 2,000 lb Axle Recommendation for 72 inches Length and 58 inch Spring Seat
    Best option we have would be the # 20545I-EZ-72-10 which is a 2,000 lb axle that is 72 inches long from hub face to hub face and has 58 inches between spring seats and comes with hubs that have 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt patterns. You'd have to also get new spring seats like part # TRSS175 to weld on the other side of the axles since yours mount on the opposite side.
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