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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 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Dexter Axle Trailer Axles - 20545I-EZ-72-10

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

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:

  • 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


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"


T20BTR-EZ-7258 Dexter Replacement Axle Beam - Easy Lube - 72" Hub Face - 58" 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 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   (230 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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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.



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Fast shipping and excellent products. The axle and hubs were easy to install and have served me well for a year now. I anticipate many years of service from this setup. A+++++



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I have bought a number of things from trailer over the years and most recently a new axle for a little utility trailer. The products and customer service have always been great.



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Great product at a great price! Quick shipping and service to back it up.



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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.



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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



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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.



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I replaced my worn out axle with this order and had no problems. I Really liked the videos that showed the installation. I'm greasing this hub more often now.



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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.


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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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.



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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.



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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



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



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Very pleased with how this axle works.



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Great axle



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Fast shipping, worked well



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Works great! No issues.



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- 20545I-ST-60-15
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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.


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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!!


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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


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


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!



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


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



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


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.


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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


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  • Can 15" Wheels Be Used With Dexter Trailer Idler Axle W/ Hubs 20545I-EZ-72-10?
    I have another option for you, but the Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs # 20545I-EZ-72-10 you were looking at will only work with wheels up to 12" in diameter due to the size of the hub. To use 15" wheels you can use the Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Beam with EZ-Lube Spindles - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs # T20BTR-EZ-7258 which is the same axle without hubs, and use the Trailer Hub Assembly - 2,200-lb E-Z Lube Axle - 5 on 4-1/2 - 13"...
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    For a boat trailer, you'd really want to use a galvanized axle. We offer a galvanized boat trailer axle from CE Smith as part # CE33201GA for the axle beam only or # CE33201GA-HUB the axle and hubs. The axle has an 1800 lb capacity, and a hub face to hub face dimension of 57-1/2 inches. The spring seats are 46-1/2 inches apart on center. If you need a different sized axle, you'll need to custom order one from your local trailer supply house.
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  • How to Pick Out Replacement Axles 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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  • Where to Position the Trailer Axle on a Tandem Axle Trailer
    The point you will need to measure from in order to determine the correct placement of a trailer axle will be from the end of the coupler on the trailer. I have attached our "Where to Position the Trailer Axle?" help article for you. Based on my calculation and your information, I found that the center point between the two axles to the end of the tongue will need to be around 127.5". This would mean the axles need to be moved backward around 6".
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Trailer Axle for 6 Foot Wide Trailer
    For a 6 foot wide trailer I recommend the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System with Hubs - 5 on 4-1/2 - Regular Tires - 2,000 lbs # A20RS545. This system will allow you to simply attach the assembly to the frame and then use a 2 inch square bar between the assemblies in the integrated holes. If you have a cross brace at the axle location, this bar (not included) is not needed. This will give you the perfect fit on your frame and will extend the wheels to the outside of the frame....
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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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  • How to Find Correct Replacement Axle For Bandit Galvanized Trailer
    Unfortunately, I don't have a reference book or online source that would tell me what wheels, hubs and axle your trailer used. We offer a small selection of off the shelf axles available, if you could reply with the GVWR of your trailer, as well as the hub face to hub face dimension and center to center distance between the spring seats, I'd be happy to check to see if any of the axles we offer would work. Timbren offers an axle-less suspension system that might also work for you....
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  • How to Determine Required Trailer Axle Weight Capacity and Dimensions
    Axle dimensions are fairly standardized. Those we sell are offered in 4 lengths, 57-1/2-inch, 60-inch, 72-inch and 89-inch. We also have axles-less trailer suspensions from Timbren that bolt on to the trailer frame and eliminate the leaf spring suspension completely which can provide excellent ground clearance when that is an important factor. You can see all of our axles on the linked page. For a 66-inch wide trailer you will probably want to use a 72-inch beam axle like # 20545I-EZ-72-10...
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  • Availability of 73 inch Long Trailer Axle with 58-1/2 inch Between Spring Seats
    We have non-galvanized axles that are pretty close to the dimensions you need like the part # 20545I-EZ-72-10 which has 72 inches from hub face to hub face and 58 inches between spring seats but nothing that matches what you have totally or is galvanized. You'd have to contact a local trailer shop who can order you in custom axles based on the dimensions you need.
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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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    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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  • Determining Length of Trailer Axle on Deck Over Trailer
    That's hard to say with just the info provided but you'll need to determine where you'll want your wheels to be positioned under the deck. Keeping in mind that trailer wheels have a zero offset so to know where the edges of your tires will be placed will be based on half of the width of the tire removed from either end of the axle length. That's how'd you get the overall hub face to hub face dimension. Then to pick out the correct spring seat dimension you'd need to measure between the...
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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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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Axle that Wears Inside of Tires Out When Unloaded
    Before you replace your axle you should try taking your trailer to a shop that has experience in aligning trailer axles. It sounds like your axle just needs an alignment, or someone flipped the axle in an attempt to raise/lower the trailer not realizing there is a bow in the axle that doesn't allow axles to just be rotated 180 degrees. Instead you have to install new spring seats on the other side of the axle so that the bow stays facing down. Since we cannot order in custom axles at...
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  • Trailer Axle Compatible with 5x8 Open Utility Trailer
    The 60 inch width of the trailer doesn't designate the frame/leaf spring width center on center. If the frame is 58 inches on center then you can use the Dexter Trailer Axle with Idler Hubs - 4 on 4 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,000 lbs # 20440I-EZ-72 or the Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs # 20545I-EZ-72-10. If you have different leaf spring measurement you can check the fit guide on the attached page or you can use an...
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  • Will Dexter Trailer Axle With 1-3/4" Diameter Axle Work To Replace 2" Diameter Axle?
    It is possible that the Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 72" Long - 2,200 lbs # 20545I-EZ-72-10 you mentioned will still work on your trailer even though it has a 1-3/4" axle diameter, but you will need to know the hub face to hub face and spring center to spring center measurement of your current axle to confirm this. The # 20545I-EZ-72-10 you mentioned has a hub face to hub face measurement of 72" and a spring center to spring center measurement...
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    Although it's not a direct match, I believe with a slight alteration the # 20545I-EZ-72-10 2200 lb axle you'd looked at would do the trick. You'd need to add new spring seats, part # TRSS175 and tack them into place at the correct location and the inside of each tire would sit 1/8 of an inch closer in to the trailer, but unless the clearance to the inside of your tires as already pretty snug, you should be just fine. The axle includes idler hubs with the 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern, as well...
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  • Dimensions for Picking Out Trailer Axles
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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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  • Can Dexter Trailer Idler Axle Be Used on Trailer With Springs that Sit On Top Of Axle
    The bend in the axle needs to be installed pointing upward, not down. If the axle is installed with the bend going toward the ground instead of toward the underside of the trailer, it will cause the camber of the wheels to be wrong. Since your springs touch the top of the axle instead of the bottom, you will want to have new spring seats welded to the top of the axle. For an axle with a 1-3/4 inch diameter like # 20545I-EZ-72-10 that you referenced, you will want a spring seat designed...
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  • Where to Start When Needing to Pick Out Replacement Trailer Axle and Hubs
    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 trailer would have came with. 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 #...
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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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  • Does Bow in Trailer Axle Need to Be Compensated for When Picking Out Replacement Axle
    That's a really good question but in general the length added by the bow of the axle straightening out does not significantly change anything to the point that you'd have to compensate for it when picking out a new axle. Also there's enough movement allowed with trailer suspension that the slight camber change does not damage the suspension either. To pick out axles you'll want to know the capacity of the axle you need, the distance from spring seat center to center, and also from hub...
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    The specs for the LoadRite boat trailer model 5S-17220090T show a weight capacity of 2200-lbs. I could not find your specific trailer model number 5S-172200V on their website. Often you can find a sticker or plate on the trailer's axle that indicates its weight rating. If you can confirm the 2200-lb axle capacity then you can refer to the linked page that displays the 60-inch and 72-inch axles we offer with this capacity. We have kits with just the idler axle such as part # T20BTR-EZ-6048...
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