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Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2

Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2

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Hub-and-drum assembly fits 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb axles with spindles that require a 2-1/8" or 2-1/4" ID grease seal. Races and wheel bolts are included. Bearings, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts are sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hubs and drums from Dexter. Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2 part number 42656 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Dexter Trailer Hubs and Drums - 42656

  • 6 on 5-1/2 Inch
  • For 5200 lbs Axles
  • For 6000 lbs Axles
  • Hub with Integrated Drum
  • 14-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • 15 Inch Wheel
  • 16 Inch Wheel
  • 16-1/2 Inch Wheel
  • Standard
  • 15123
  • 25580
  • Dexter

Hub-and-drum assembly fits 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb axles with spindles that require a 2-1/8" or 2-1/4" ID grease seal. Races and wheel bolts are included. Bearings, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts are sold separately.


  • Trailer hub-and-drum assembly provides surface area for brake shoes to grip when brake is activated
    • Compatible with electric and hydraulic drum brakes
  • Sturdy iron construction
  • Inner and outer races and wheel bolts included
    • Bearings, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb axles
  • Drum dimensions: 12" diameter x 2" wide
    • Works with 12" brake assembly
  • Bolt pattern: 6 on 5-1/2"
  • Wheel bolt diameter: 1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 3,000 lbs

Bearing, Race, and Seal Information

  • Bearings (sold separately)
    • Inner bearing: 25580 (1.750" inner diameter)
    • Outer bearing: 15123 (1.250" inner diameter)
  • Races (included)
    • Inner race: 25520
    • Outer race: 15245
  • Grease seal (sold separately): GS-2125DL
    • Inner diameter: 2.125"
    • Outer diameter: 3.376"

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"

008-201-09 Dexter 12" Hub and Drum Assembly for 5.2K and 6K Axles with Hardware - 6 on 5-1/2

Replaces 42656

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Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum for 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb Axles - 12" Diameter - 6 on 5-1/2 - 42656

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (46 Customer Reviews)

Hub-and-drum assembly fits 5,200-lb and 6,000-lb axles with spindles that require a 2-1/8" or 2-1/4" ID grease seal. Races and wheel bolts are included. Bearings, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts are sold separately.


Have not had a chance to install the hubs & drums yet due to the holidays so I can't comment on them but like many other customers have stated the boxes that the drums were shipped in were trashed. Three of the four boxes were badly damaged. Luckily there was no damage to the threads on the studs or to the drums. When I ordered the drums, Odelia told me that the drum number I gave her 008-201-09 was the same one that I was receiving but it definitely looks different than my original drum from 2005. (See attached pictures of the boxes and original drum with Dexter tag)


Time will tell regarding how good the steel is. I purchased these because they are made in the USA.

The units are shipped loosely in only a cardboard box and get bounced around. One of the four was open at time of delivery and was upside down; this unit looks like it was dropped and the outer bearing race journal is bent!

I will have Customer Service reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/06/2022


The parts arrived Ok, but the box was a disaster. The brake drum broke through the very thin box and was sticking out. It's a miracle that no parts were lost by falling out of the hole it created. Very poor packaging for such a heavy part.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/19/2021




everything is great


Great products.. great service.. only thing I would change would be better communication when parts are on order and better shipping boxes


Great heavy duty (better than the original) drums that fit like a glove on my 2016 Lippert 6K axles. Good fast shipping and great customer service when needed.


Ordered two of these for the front axle of a camper put 15,000 miles on them with no problems what so ever. fit my axle right out of the box. I did replace the races with the ones that came with my bearing kit because they weren't the same number as the old ones.


Great experience on the website. Product was delivered exceptionally fast. Have not installed it yet but does look to be of good quality.


All parts fit fine and solved my braking problems. I do feel that the rubber plugs that cover the adjusting slot on the backing plate should be included in the charge for the backing plate. Etrailer was very receptive to questions I had.


Excellent quality product. Just what I needed to convert from 8 lug to 6 lug hubs. Just note this part does not come with lug nuts, the spindle cap, seals or bearings.


The product is excellent — I boutght the four drums to go with the four new brake kits that I bought from you. But the seal/bearing instructions indicate that you can order either kit. So, I picked the one that seemed to have the outside washer included. Unfortunately, the kit I selected had 2 1/8" ID seals and I need 2 1/4" seals. Now I have to go out and buy new seals, which are much more expensive locally. The fault is partially mine for not locating and reading the "fine print". But etrailer could be helpful by saying in its instructions, "Select the kit that corresponds to your required seal dimensions."


I ordered an extra set of brakes for my dump trailer so that both axles provide stopping power. I called Juanita at etrailer and figured out every single part needed the first time. I didn't have to send anything back. Great job!


Working fine but sold the trailer


The only bad thing I can say is I found it difficult to make sure u was getting the right bearing. I would figure since bearings are not included when u click on the hub they would have what bearings fit come up under the hub. Again very fast shipping


Just did my annual wheel maintenance. Repacked bearings, cleaned and adjusted brakes. All is fine after 1 year and 9000 miles.


Everything arrived in good shape. One set of bearings didn’t fit, probably my fault though.


Great products. Fast delivery n Caroline is great to work with !


I recently purchased 4 Hub assemblies and Brake pads for a travel trailer. I work for a RV dealership and tried several venders. etrailer not only made the purchase easy, but they had the products I needed that no one else could seem to find and they were here within 2 days of ordering.


I am thrilled, the hubs and bearings we're exactly as described and I received my order in approxmately 48 hours thanks to a great team of knowledgeable personnel dedicated to super customer attention and service !



Great products at good prices. Easy to order. Everything was shipped promptly. Was able to repair suspension and hub/drum on my large flatbed trailer easily.


Quick serviceOrdered on Tuesday, Received my hubs, bearings and seals on Monday after the New Years weekend . Parts were shipped the next day after a late night order. Good service, parts were what i ordered with Free Shipping.. Most Excellent !!! Randy


Top of drum was beat up looks like it had been dropped or drug around on the ground


nice part I got

breaks work great
Richie - 09/14/2019

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See what our Experts say about this Dexter Trailer Hubs and Drums

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  • Can Trailer Hub and Drum 42656 be Used if the Outer Bearing and Race are Different than what I have
    Yes because the outer race 15245 is associated with outer bearing 15123 which has an inner diameter of 1.25". The race you have now, LM67010, is associated with bearing LM67048 which also has an inner diameter of 1.25". This means the new bearing will fit the spindle you have and matches the race for hub # 42656.
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    The trailer hub part # 42656 that you referenced has an outer diameter hub bore of 3.09 inches and does have a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern. Since the thread pitch and size you mentioned are not standard for trailers we do not have them nor do we have any studs that match.
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