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Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,200-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized

Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,200-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized

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Galvanized idler hub assembly is great for marine use. Trailer hub fits 2,200-lb idler axles with BTR spindles. Inner bearing (L44649) and race, outer bearing (L44649) and race, grease seal, grease cap, and galvanized lug nuts included. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hubs and drums from Dexter Axle. Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,200-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized part number 8-259-50UC1 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Dexter Axle Trailer Hubs and Drums - 8-259-50UC1

  • 5 on 4-1/2 Inch
  • For 2200 lbs Axles
  • Hub
  • Standard
  • 10 Inch Wheel
  • 12 Inch Wheel
  • 1/2 Inch Stud
  • L44649
  • L44649
  • Dexter Axle

Galvanized idler hub assembly is great for marine use. Trailer hub fits 2,200-lb idler axles with BTR spindles. Inner bearing (L44649) and race, outer bearing (L44649) and race, grease seal, grease cap, and galvanized lug nuts included.


  • Marine-grade trailer hub assembly fits idler axles
    • Includes bearings, races, grease seal, grease cap, and zinc-coated lug nuts
  • Zinc plating has a 500-hour salt spray rating
    • Ideal for use on a boat or snowmobile trailer
    • Durable enough for saltwater applications
  • Hub is made in the USA


  • Application: 2,200-lb axles with BTR spindles
  • Wheel size: 8" to 12"
  • Bolt pattern: 5 on 4-1/2"
  • Hub flange diameter: 5-1/2"
  • Wheel bolt diameter: 1/2"
  • Grease cap flange diameter: 1.986"
  • Weight capacity: 1,100 lbs

Note: Some axles rated at 2,200 lbs require a different seal and bearings. Be sure that the bearings in the hub being replaced have L44649 stamped on them. If the bearings have L44643 stamped on them, use 34822545BX trailer hub.

Note: Trailer wheels that are smaller than 15" and have 5 bolts, have a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern.

Bearing, Race, and Seal Information

  • Bearings (included)
    • Inner bearing: L44649 (1.063" inner diameter)
    • Outer bearing: L44649 (1.063" inner diameter)
  • Races (included)
    • Inner race: L44610
    • Outer race: L44610
  • Grease seal (included): 10-9
    • Inner diameter: 1.5"
    • Outer diameter: 1.987"

Corrosion Resistance for Marine Use

This trailer hub assembly has a zinc coating that resists corrosion, making it ideal for use on your boat or snowmobile trailer. All GAL-DEX hubs undergo a test in which they are sprayed with a 5-percent salt solution to determine corrosion resistance over time. These products are able to withstand 500 hours of constant exposure to the saltwater mist. This 500-hour salt spray rating indicates that a product is not only durable enough to last in freshwater environments, but it can also be used on trailers that come into contact with saltwater.

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"

K08-259-92 Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2.2K Axle with Hardware - 5 on 4-1/2 - L44649 Bearings

Customer Reviews

Dexter Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,200-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized - 8-259-50UC1

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

Galvanized idler hub assembly is great for marine use. Trailer hub fits 2,200-lb idler axles with BTR spindles. Inner bearing (L44649) and race, outer bearing (L44649) and race, grease seal, grease cap, and galvanized lug nuts included.


After the first parts got lost in the mail e trailer expedited shipping to gut us new parts in a very timely manner. Parts worked great!


I have not yet installed them but have unpacked and took measurements. The only issue I have is the grease seal ID is .25 to large but that is most likely my fault during the order, I have the right size grease seals coming.
The hub is solid and the bearings fit real nice, no slop. This is for a boat trailer which goes back and forth to a very rural camp so it gets bounced around a lot, time will tell how these hold up. The original hub and bearings are ok and will be my field spare should I need it, slip one hub off and the other on, tighten and go. I like the stud with lug nut to hold the rim rather than original bolt into the hub, easier for tire mounting and I can put a locking lug nut on as well, personal preference.
This seemed to be the most cost effective means, all one package, just watch the size of the individual parts to make sure you get all the parts the correct size. packed the parts well, nothing flopping around or damaged.

No complaints, now the dirty part, replacing the old with new.

Still on the trailer and working out well. I have put some hard miles on them and they seem to be holding up. Just shot some grease in them before the next trip.
Gary B - 07/15/2018


Just what I needed to replace the original worn out hubs on my small trailer. Parts arrived quickly in great condition and were a direct replacement. These hubs are actually better than the original hubs, they are galvanized not painted and will better protect from rusting, they also came with 1/2-20 threaded studs compared with threaded bolts on the original hubs. The idler hubs also came with all the required components to repair my small trailer.


These are very well constructed and etrailer does a good job at putting together a kit that contains everything you need. You will have to keep though your old washer, nut, and pin.
Make sure you are ordering not only the right size of bearings, but also the grease seal. Some not-so-standard hubs have mismatched seal sizes. Measure your spindle and your seal seat. If your spindle is larger in diameter than the 1” (1.058”) this is the right kit for you. But also measure your seal seat. This kit shipped with a seal that fits a seat that’s 1.5” in diameter. If
Yours is closer to 1 ¼” you are going to need a different seal. etrailer quickly rushed out those for me!


I received my hubs last week, shipping was nice and fast, and I installed them over the weekend. Kits were complete and everything fit perfectly. The only negative comment I would make is that the hubs do not look like they do in the video or picture. Instead of a "round" shape hub, they are a "star" shape hub, which made me think I had received the wrong ones. Once I pulled off my old ones and checked all the measurements I realized the difference between the two was purely cosmetic.

Very happy!


Bought new hubs/bearings for my Shorelandr boat trailer. Ricky in customer service was most patient helping me pick the proper parts. Got the hubs Monday am, installed them Monday afternoon, piece of cake!


Fit perfectly, only had to buy a set of grease seals as my Hobie trailer had smaller hubs (1 1/4 vs the 1 1/2") that would not be compatible with the grease seals provided


Fit perfectly, only had to buy a set of grease seals as my Hobie trailer had smaller hubs (1 1/4 vs the 1 1/2") that would not be compatible with the grease seals provided


Purchased a hub assembly for a trailer and a wheel and rim. Excellent quality products and very rapid delivery. Very good product info on the website


Very responsive would definitely order again!!


Hubs used on ssnowmobile trailer. Held up well through winter #1. Galv coating still looks good.


High quality parts, exact fit. Great value product that arrived quickly and installed easily. Bought these for a new to me pontoon trailer.


This worked great on our boat trailer


Kit was quality and functioned properly, no problems as of 1 year later.


Great products and prices. Very fast shipping. But best of all, incredible instructional videos.


Extremely fast arrival. Great to know I can get trailer parts at a great value.


Quick delivery and great customer service. Have yet to install, but quality looks good.


Excellent product. Fast shipping . Will do business again


One hub on, one hub to go!! Really nice quality....from a great e-retailer!!


Product as described attentive customer service


Fast shipping prompt service great product and company



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